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Polaroid of the week: Koh Poda, my island paradise in Thailand

Polaroid of the week: Koh Poda, my island paradise in Thailand

Last Updated on February 19, 2021

polaroid of the week thailand koh podaI finally returned to the Krabi area, a region of Thailand famous for the limestone cliffs which dramatically raise behind most of the beaches along the coast of the Andaman Sea.

I visited Krabi in 2012, when I found the islands a little too touristy (with the exception of Koh Lanta). This time around, I wanted to see some of the beaches that people rave about that I never made it to, like Tonsai and Railay. While I wasn’t too impressed with these two beaches to be honest, I loved the dreamy island of Koh Poda, where a long stretch of powdery sand won me over and I couldn’t get enough of the warm, shallow and crystal clear water. I could have spent an entire week on this tiny island, completely off the grid, and even though I read somewhere that there was one resort on the island, I never saw it. Other than a litte kiosk there was nothing on the island – just this glorious beach and some island hoppers.

I finally found a true beach paradise in Thailand – I couldn’t have asked for a better place to end my beach hopping tour around South East Asia! After months of island hopping in the Philippines, beach sunsets, lazy beach days in Thailand and Cambodia, I’ve got only a couple of more stops before I am leaving this part of the world… I have to admit that I am not ready at all, but if everything goes according to plan, I will be back later this year. Expect a full post on Koh Poda soon.

Derek Boulter

Monday 13th of February 2023

Koh Poda here I come........................good report. I have lived in Thailand since 2017 and have stopped going to islands .... until now that is. Thanks.

Andrew Darwitan

Friday 29th of May 2015

I've never been to Koh Poda myself, but it does sound like a perfect place to wind down. I agree that Railay, though beautiful, is overshadowing other better beaches in Thailand. My favorite so far is Hong Island. It doesn't have the long stretch of powdery sand which you love, but it offers huge scenic cliffs which nearly rivals Maya Bay's beauty, but without the disgusting crowd. When it comes to beaches, it's always the quieter the better for me. =)


Saturday 30th of May 2015

Koh Poda is well worth a visit, Andrew :) I'm taking notes on Hong Island though, it sounds fabulous! Will have to check it out next time I'm in Thailand :)

The Southern Adventurer

Tuesday 21st of April 2015

I would love to go back to Thailand and explore more! Beautiful picture!

-The Southern Adventurer


Thursday 23rd of April 2015

Thank you :) I'm already looking forward to my next visit!

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Katie @ The World on my Necklace

Monday 13th of April 2015

So many amazing islands to visit in Thailand! Will definitely make note of Koh Poda :)


Monday 13th of April 2015

So many indeed! I have already a list of six islands I want to check out on my next visit to Thailand! :D