The best way to pass the time in Chaung Tha is to simply relax by the beach. The waves can swell large enough to allow for a fun day of body surfing or tubing. The water however isn't very clear so don't expect snorkelling to be remarkable. Pokala Island is a small island to the south of Chaung Tha beach easily accessible by a five-minute ferry ride. A trek around the island's coast ... Read more about Things to do around Chaung Tha .