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Koh Poda Island

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Type: Islands
Description: private beach
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

A very nice island, white sand, nice beach and outlook. A nice place to take a swim then relax under the shade of the trees behind the beach and take in the scenery. Drinks can be purchased from a small shop nearby. The problem is all tours use the island for lunch, so it gets very busy around that time,... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We visited this island by hiring a longtail boat from Ao Nang and based on my experience that would be the best way to visit the islands near Ao Nang - it provides you more comfort, can spend time in a relaxed manner and also can get to the islands earlier than others. Try getting here by around 8.30 -... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Terrible to see what the tourist organisations and tourists have done to this place. I've never seen so much rubbish and litter everywhere. No bins, and it seems all groups stop here for lunch, with their picnics provided by the organisations in polystyrene boxes. The island is now essentially a giant polystyrene dump, mountains and mountains of it. It seems... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

Yes it's crowded but I'm not a tourist idiot so no probs there , it's small and really is beautiful and worth an hour for that , got to mention the rubbish and lots of it lying everywhere . No bins anywhere , our kind really have to take our crap with us back to the boats.

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Kelowna, Canada
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167 reviews 167 reviews
55 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This is indeed a beautiful and scenic paradise. There are vendors selling grilled corn and other snacks on the beach. Monkeys play in the trees beside the beach, but it is unfortunate there is an unsightly barbed wire fence around the inland area. The island, like all the other Thai islands we have visited, is covered in trash. Please don't... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

25 minutes boat ride from Ao Nang and we ended up on this beautiful island. The beach is very nice except for the rubbish which I feel that every tourist have to play their part in keeping the island clean. The white sand and crystal clear waters was the highlight of our trip. We spent 4 hours just chilling on... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We went to this beautiful island with a low fare longtail tour. We stopped in the south side of the beach (not the scenic side with the great rock). I've heard a lot about this island before I came here, that this was nice, but I was dissapointed. Wherever you go you'll find garbage. In the water in the woods... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

I visited Poda on a longtail boat from Aonang. It takes about half an hour to reach there from Aonang. The good thing is that I went in the late afternoon when the crowd was minimal and got an opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking views from this island. Thought I could spend hours there lazing around.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Took a boat to the islands, beginning with Poda. The beach is very nice except for the rubbish, much of which I suspect has drifted in on the currents. There are bars and food stalls by the beach, meaning loud music and many people. Main complaint was that the treed area had a fence around it and a 20b fee... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

From the shore of Ao Nang it looks like a tropical paradise, somewhere to get away from it all on white sanded beaches.... In reality it's pretty dirty! We arrived and were greeted by some nice sand then rubbish and bits everywhere (lots of lighters for some reason) I can help but think the lack of bins on the island... More

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