Krabi Islands – Koh Poda
It is one of the first ones off the coast of Ao Nang, 8 kilometers from Ao Nang. In the list of Krabi Islands, Ko Poda is an island off the west coast of Thailand, in Krabi Province. It is part of the Mu Ko Poda, or Poda Group Islands. Five stars to beach quality and value for money but facilities are very less.
You either should book one of the organized island tours that include Poda Island (4-island tour), buy a ticket in the ticket booth (300 baht) or just arrange a private longtail (more expensive). In any case, the Natural Park daily fee is not included (400 baht).
Since it’s near going on your own and take a full day of relaxing on the beach. It is also near Chicken Island.
Chicken Island and Tub Island, also known as “Koh Gai/Koh Kai” or “Koh Tub” in Thai, are two islands off the coast of Ao Nang. You can easily get tickets for the longtail boats near the Ao Nang beach. Ticket booths are at each end of the road. The price of a ticket to Chicken Island is about 300 baht.
Chicken Island is – like Koh Poda – a part of the Had Noppharatthara – Mu Koh Phi Phi National Park. Therefore, you have to pay a national park fee when you purchase the tickets.
You cannot walk around the whole island since there will be only water and rocks at some point. The rock that looks like a chicken, however, cannot be seen from the island itself.
Chicken Island and Tub Islands are connected with a sand bank. You could only walk between those islands in the morning. Tub Island itself consists of two small islands with a stretch of sand between them. The Thai sun can be very strong and lead to unpleasant sunburns.Koh Hong