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Koh Poda Island

Thailand
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Type: Islands
Description: private beach
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london
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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54 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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Kolkata
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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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London
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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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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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Oslo, Norway
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

We hired a boat for a day and stopped for 2-3 hours on this island. We didn't stop where all the other boats where so it didn't feel crowded at all. The sand was white and clean and the water was amazing. Clear water and some fish for snorkelling (but not amazing snorkelling).

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