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Koh Poda Island

Address: Thailand
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Type: Islands, Nature & Parks
Owner description: private beach
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Type: Islands, Nature & Parks
Owner description: private beach

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Kamala, Thailand
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83 reviews 83 reviews
25 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We also did a 4-Island tour, with this being one of the stops. What a circus. Yes...this was at one point a beautiful island, but it is now way over-sold and was crawling with tourists and trash. Would not recommend this place during high season. While the tourists completely trash the place, we also saw Thais trashing the place with... More 

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helsinki
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Now Poda Island is national park, so you need to pay 200 bath for entrance to island . And longtailboat costs 300 one side fron Ao Nang, so it costs totally 800 to visit that island! There is not anymore restaurant, only small kiosk, from you can buy hot soup or drinks. And package visitor have their own lunch with... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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109 reviews 109 reviews
86 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

While at Ao Nang I joined a 4-island travel package (longtail boat) for 380 bahts (high season more expensive, you should be able to get same package for 300 baht during low season) for a full day tour that commenced from 8.30 am till 3 pm. I was picked up at my hotel together with more than 30 others along... More 

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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london
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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185 reviews 185 reviews
56 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
13 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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Norway
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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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