Tup Island Travel Guide
Tup Island also known as Tub Island, Tap Island or Thap Island is one of the most popular offshore Islands Around Krabi for day trips and tours. Tap Island is located in the Mu Koh Poda archipelago just south west of Ao Nang between Poda Island and Chicken Island. 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.
What can you find there?
The spectacular view of the parting seas from above is absolutely breath taking
When the tide goes down, a sandbar is formed between the two seas across which you may stroll leisurely
You can snorkel your way into the sea and view a wide range of beautiful and colorful tropical fishes
There is an option of scuba diving as well
It is fun to explore the nook and crannies of the island itself, discovering caves and secret hiding places
How to get to the Tup Island?
Tup Island is most commonly visited as part of a ‘Four Islands’ longboat tour from Ao Nang. The three other islands include Poda Island, Chicken Island, and Mor Island, with a stop at Phra Nang Cave Beach usually included. This entire area is incredibly scenic, with panoramic views of the Krabi coastline as its backdrop.
The clear waters and abundance of tropical fish surrounding Tup Island make it a haven for swimming and snorkeling, although many visitors prefer to simply relax on the beach or enjoy a stroll. At low tide, a sandbar emerges linking Tup Island with Chicken Island as well as the smaller Mor Island. This uniue occurrence is commonly referred to as Talay Waek, meaning ‘divided sea’.
Tub Island is an interesting stopping point for boat trips of Krabi, crystal clear water with the white sand. You can find the package from any operator at Ao Nang Beach or Nopparat Thara Beach. Highlight of Tub Island is when the tide low you can see the stretch of beaches link 3 islands together, you can walk across the island to the other one. Sometime you can see lots of people crossing with dry feet and coming back with water on their waist Amazing Thailand.
Before traveling should check the time of low tide with the operator.
The island has some beverage but no food. Worth a visit, just a short stopover before the tide high again.
Many tourists will come to visit this island in the same time, sometime it’s too much, try to get there in early morning will be better.