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Description: private beach

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tropical splash paradise very close to ao nang

we visited koh poda during a day trip, which we started with a longtailboat and a private captain very early in the morning from koh yao yai. koh poda is an offical nature parc, a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Frankfurt, Germany
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222 reviews 222 reviews
161 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

we visited koh poda during a day trip, which we started with a longtailboat and a private captain very early in the morning from koh yao yai. koh poda is an offical nature parc, a ranger station is located and normally every visitor has to pay the national parc fee, but we didn´t found the ranger who took the money... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

So far, Poda island national park was one of the nicest places I've ever been to. We arrived early morning and were the only people in there, so we enjoyed the crystal-clear water and white sand a lot! But unfortunately, during lunch time dozens of small boats and yachts arrived and the island got a bit crowded and loud. The... More 

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Kamala, Thailand
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84 reviews 84 reviews
25 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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112 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 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
19 helpful votes 19 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
29 helpful votes 29 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
44 helpful votes 44 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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191 reviews 191 reviews
57 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 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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