Koh Pu is a small island in the Andaman sea. It is located about 25 km south of Krabi. Koh Lanta is located 25 km south of Koh Pu and Koh Phi Phi about 25 km to the west.
The island is dominated by about 400 m high jungle covered peak.
Koh = island, Pu = crab
Everywhere you look you see tiny little crabs, if you look at the rocks on the water you see bigger ones. If you watch closely you see traces in the sand. Just before sunset the crabs will go into the jungle.
The southern part of the island is largely covered with rubber plantations, hence the name Koh Jum.
You don’t need a watch on this island. Life is too relaxed on Koh Pu. There is also no electrical grid on the island. Local residents have solar cells. Most depend on generators that turn on with sunset and turns off with sunrise. There is also no internet. So there is nothing else to do then relax in the sun, go snorkeling or you can take a walk on the beach.
You can also hire a long tail boat, sail to the small islands around Koh Pu. You have Mosquito island and Bamboo island for the most beautiful spots for snorkeling or collecting shells on the beach.
You can visit the monkeys on Monkey beach with the whitest sand you will ever see. But watch out for the monkeys they are a little bit cheeky.
Ko Phi Phi Leh beach isn’t far away from Monkey beach. They have one of the best coconut cocktails.
You need to taste them before you leave this place.
There are no late nights at Koh Pu. 10 o’clock in the evening most are below their klamboo in their bamboo hut. You can visit the coco bar for a cocktail or a Chang beer with music but that’s how crazy it gets on this island.
Koh Pu is a must do and must see.
There is only one thing: “gecko’s are your best friend”.
So don’t be scared of them.
Stick around, discover and enjoy!