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Krabi Islands

There are approx 200 islands around the Krabi coastline, many are small rocky outcrops that rise out of the sea and have no landing access. Others are larger and uninhabited, with characteristic small white sand beaches, coral reefs, and complex cave systems. Going island hopping is a great way to explore these islands. Rent a local boat from Krabi Town, Ao Nang or Railey.

Another idea is to explore these lovely islands with a guide and take a trip that includes snorkeling or kayaking. Below you'll find a selection of just a few of the islands.
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Note: Not all islands can be visited in the monsoon season (May-October) when the weather conditions can be unpredictable.

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Koh Poda
Located about 8 kilometres offshore, (around 25 minutes by boat) from Ao Nang, Koh Poda is a small island no more than a kilometre in diameter, covered in palm trees and almost entirely encircled by a soft white sand beach. A coral reef lies about 20 metres from the beach with a rich variety of sea life.

The combination of excellent snorkeling, scenery and soft sand make the island an irresistible choice with snorkelers and day trippers, but surprisingly, it's not that crowded. Poda can be visited all year round. (Not normally affected by the monsoon - May - October)

Chicken Island (Koh Gai/Kai or Hua Khwan)
Chicken Island is named after the strange rock formation which looks like the head and neck of an chicken. One end of the island consists of steep cliffs, while the other end has beautiful beaches along a sloping peninsula. At high tide, this peninsula gets flooded, creating a small island.

There is no accommodation on Hua Khwan island, but excellent snorkeling opportunities in warm and clear water, rich in coral life await you. Koh Gai can be visited all year round. (Not affected by the monsoon - May - October)


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Talu Island is small and about 45 metres high with strange rock formations. Literally the name Talu means to pass through and in the centre is a 30 metre hole - the result of natural erosion. Talu Island is home to a large number of swifts which provide the nests essential for the Chinese delicacy, Bird's Nest Soup.

Koh Tap and Koh Mor
These two islands offer easy snorkeling. If the tide is low, you can walk along the white, sandy causeway from one island to the other.

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Explore a little further with a visit to the Ko Hong Islands, located 25 kilometres north west of Ao Nang. Not to be confused with the other Koh Hong in Phang Nga Bay, these tiny islands are simply beautiful. Spectacular beaches and hidden tropical lagoons bulging with shoals of colourful fish that literally eat out of your hand.

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