® 🌼🌻🌱 Tup Island now as Tub Island, 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.
Koh Tap is located in the Mu Koh Poda archipelago just south west of Ao Nang between Koh Poda 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.
At low tide a sandbar emerges from the clear waters linking the larger Chicken island to the two smaller islands of Koh Mor and Tup. This picturesque and unique occurrence is commonly referred to as Talay Waek which means divided sea.
On low tide you can walk across the sandbar from Chicken Island to Koh Mor on the left or Tup on the right.
The whole area is picturesque with stunning panoramic views of the Krabi coastline in the background.
When walking across the sandbar it is wise to take a pair of reef shoes or at least flip-flops as sharp corals and shells emerge from the water, making it quiet uncomfortable under foot.
The shallow waters at Tup make for a safe haven if you are island hopping with young kids, the water is deep enough on either side of the sandbar to relax and cool down.
Tup Island is included in Krabi’s Four Island Tourwhich is one of the best day trips offshore of Krabi.
The other islands that are visited during the four island tour include Koh Kai also known as Chicken Island, plus the beautiful Phra Nang Cave Beachwhich is located on the Railay Peninsula and Ko Poda. 🌼