Chicken Island – Koh Kai

Based on the southern part of Poda and Tup islands, Kai Island is also popularly known as Poda Nuk Island or Hua Khawan Island. The rooster shaped rock on the island is a symbol of the beautiful Krabi Sea. The pleasant climate and the harmonious ambiance, fascinating coral reefs and white sandy beaches are key attractions of this chicken island.

Chicken Island

Chicken Island

Unfortunately, you can’t walk around the island since there will be only water and rocks at some point. The rock that looks like a chicken head (the reason why the island is called Chicken Island) is not possible to be seen from the island itself. The white sandy beach of Chicken Island is also unique. For many, it is one of the most beautiful beaches in Krabi. Walking along the beach, you will find some small trees and quiet shady places, perfect if you want to relax for a few hours.

Chicken Island

Chicken Island

What makes this spot so different from the other islands around Krabi is witnessed on low tide when a sandbar emerges from the water. This sandbar connects Chicken island to the two smaller islands of Koh Mor and Tup in effect making the three islands become one.

Chicken Island

Chicken Island

It is a perfect blend of dense vegetation on one side and turquoise blue waters and sandy beaches on the other. For all the adventure seekers it is a great location to enjoy swimming, scuba diving, and snorkeling. With stunning beauty and mesmerizing views of the Krabi coastlines, this is one of the pictorial locations and comes in the category of tourist places to visit in Krabi.

Tips to the Travelers :

1) Koh Kai is part of all 4 island trip or 7 island trips or sunset trips. Best time to visit is before 10 am or after 4 pm and watch the sunset from here.

2) For a private trip you have to pay 400 bhat to the National Park Ranger’s as entrance fee.

3) If you’re heading there alone you’ll have to bring your own snorkeling equipment. Those can be picked up relatively cheaply from the stores around Ao Nang beach prior to departing on the boat, and having your own set is bound to serve you well throughout your trip to Krabi.

4) Please carry your drinking water and energy bar along with sunglasses and sunscreen.

5) Best visit in the rainy season – it’s quieter, cheaper and you may even feel like you’re on a deserted tropical island.

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