One of the most famous offshore islands around Krabi, this stunning island is also known as Tub Island, Koh Tap or Koh Thap. Koh Tup and Koh Mor are two islands located in the Krabi archipelago and they are accessible to each other just by walking across a sandbar. It is also called a Miracle beach because at low tide a sandbar that resembles the letter Y emerges from the water linking it to 2 other Islands. The mesmerizing vibes of the parting of the sea are something that makes this place all the more popular among tourists from all over the world.
A sandbar emerges during low tides connecting the Chicken Island to Koh Mur and Tup on left and right respectively. It is an incredible feeling to walk over this and bar as the water is shallow and provides a picturesque moment. Tup Island does not support the availability of any water sports, thus, this place is highly recommended to people who are looking for some calm moments.
Tup Island also known as, Koh Tap or Koh Thap is one of the most popular offshore islands around Krabi for day trips and tours. Most island hopping tours come here to witness and photograph the amazing parting of the seas. Tup is much smaller than the other islands in the group, however it has a nice beach and the waters that surround it provide an excellent spot for snorkeling with an abundance of tropical fish.
Tips to the Travelers :
1) Koh Tap is part of all 4 island trip or 7 island trip or sunset trip. Best time to visit is before 10 am or after 4 pm and watch sunset from here.
2) For 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 sun-glass 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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