The “four islands” is a popular day trip from Ao Nang, taking you to visit the group of islands which is closest to the coast- specifically the ones that can be seen on the horizon from the beach.
The four islands are Koh Poda, Koh Gai (Chicken Island), Koh Tub and Koh Mor. You will discover Koh Gai and its incredible rock formation in the shape of a chicken and also the Koh Mor and Koh Tub - the three isles (include Chicken Island) in this island-group are revealing and an amazing sight of a white with a fine sandbar that links the three isles together (low tide only). Then you will also have the chance to explore Koh Poda, the scenery of which and its soft sand make the island a very popular destination.
Moreover, you will get to visit the Natural National Park and the world-famous Maya Bay, which was featured in the movie “The Beach”, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. More stops include the Pileh Bay - “The Lagoon” towering cliffs surrounding an emerald green lagoon, the Viking Cave - home to the swiftlets and the Monkey Beach - a stunning white sand beach with lots of wild monkeys. After that you will also make a stop for swimming and snorkeling at Loh Samah or Nui Bay and explore the colorful tropical reef and marine life, before heading to Bamboo Island - a powdery white sand beach with crystal clear waters and a great place to relax. There, you'll also enjoy a picnic lunch to complete the experience.