Thai beaches on your mind for this summer? We have an even better plan for you! The day-long island hopping tour in Krabi is well worth taking for it will take you to four of the 150 islands in Krabi, one more scenic than the other. Even though you can always opt for going to more islands, it could end up being extremely exhausting. This tour can be the perfect way to end your Thai adventure and one that’ll make for conversation-starting stories! Here’s what is in store for you. By Shubhanjana Das
1. Koh Poda
Koh Poda fulfills every exotic beach vacay dream you have ever dreamt of. The pristine beach has nothing but white sand and the whole shore for you to sunbathe and relax in. Belonging to a national park, Koh Poda has very restricted artificial settlements and hardly any disturbance to interrupt the silence interspersed only by the crashing of the waves against the shore. You can go swimming with the fishes and watch the coral reef rich with life. So, don’t forget your snorkeling gear!
2. Koh Kai (Chicken Island)
Originally called Koh Hua Guan, the island got its name from its peculiar chicken-shaped rock at the southern tip of the island. Beside its name, Koh Kai is also known for the sand bridge, which connects Koh Tup and Koh Mur, its neighbouring islands. However, the ivory sand beach is accessible only during low tide, so make sure you time your visit accordingly.
3. Koh Phi Phi
Punctuate your island-hopping tour with some refreshments that can be easily found on Koh Phi Phi islands. In fact, the island is so overrun by artificial establishments and tourists that its natural beauty gets overshadowed. Along with rugged cliffs and blond beaches, you will also find a stretch of bars, restaurants, night parties on the beaches, tour operators and etc. Its vibrancy attracts everyone looking for parties and a not-so-low-key vacation.
4. Koh Phi Phi Leh
For everyone seeking something quiet and tranquil, a trip to Koh Phi Phi Leh should do it. This one lacks artificial establishments as well and is a treat for everyone who likes to run free and wild through beaches without bumping into hordes of people! But, there’s a hack to Koh Phi Phi Leh. It shelters the Maya Bay where the movie The Beach was filmed. Hence, the place is always swarming with tourists. But, with a help from your guide, you can go around Koh Phi Phi Leh and discover your own quiet spot.