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A Guide to the Krabi 4 Islands Day Tour

January 3, 2020
Red Ginger Chic Resort Krabi
Red Ginger Chic Resort Krabi

The Krabi “4 Islands” tour is a day boat trip from Ao Nang to the group of islands near the coast. These islands include Koh Poda, Koh Gai, Koh Tub, and Koh Mor. The tour also stops at the popular Pra Nang Cave Beach located on the Railay peninsula. The beach is only accessible by boat as it is hidden in a cove. If you manage to visit while it isn’t too full of people and boats, you will see why it is deemed as one of the most beautiful sandy beaches in the world!

Here is a little more about the four islands tour that you can’t miss:

 

Koh Poda

Koh Poda is most well-known for its bright blue water and white sands. The most remarkable feature of Koh Poda is the large rock that appears on every postcard and tourist brochure on the island ever. However, no postcard photo could ever do justice to this place. You have to see the island for yourself to appreciate its true beauty. Of course, don’t forget to snap some photos for postcards of your own before you leave!

 

Koh Gai/Chicken Island

Koh Gai is also known as Chicken Island due to its rock formation on the tip that resembles a chicken. The island gets its nickname from the first tourists. The name has stuck, and it is now another common name that people use when referring to the island even though the actual name of the island is Koh Hua Gwan, translated as “Axe Island.”

 

Kor Mor and Koh Tub

When the tide is low, the boat makes a stop between Koh Gai with the other two small islands: Koh Mor and Kor Tub. The low tide allows you to stroll along the three-pronged narrow sandbank. In fact, you may even be able to visit Koh Gai on foot from here! Note that there are some days when the tide is high and sandbank is not exposed. In that case, you are not able to walk on the sandbank and only go out a part of the way into the water.

There are many open water snorkeling sites as well. Depending on the day, it could be the area near Koh Yawasam, one of the best snorkeling places in Krabi, or it could be at the end of Koh Gai. The schedule varies throughout the month as it has to base on the tide times for each month. Another thing that you can expect from a day tour is a picnic lunch that you will get to enjoy as you visit one of the islands or beaches.

 

Other Options

Another variation of the 4 Islands tour is the “7 Islands Tour” or the sunset tour. On this day tour, the focus is on cruising than on beaches while still including some rock islands around the same area as the 4 Islands. The 7 Islands Tour leaves at noon and finishes around 9 pm. If you don’t want to take any day tour, you can still visit the 4 Islands on your own via a chartered longtail boat from the beach. The ticket price is 400 baht per person for non-Thais to Poda Island, which will be valid for one day and covers all visits to the four islands.

 

No Krabi trip can be complete without a day spent exploring the islands. Grab your friends, pack some treats, and stock up on sunscreen for an afternoon you won’t forget! 

Tired after all the adventure? Come rest at Red Ginger Chic Resort, where you can spoil yourself with the relaxing part of a holiday at our resort in Krabi.