Getting around Koh Kood
Koh Kood is a magical place. Anyone who has visited the island will confirm this. This is definitely not worth going here if you expect fun parties, unbridled shopping, a variety of restaurants and a noisy promenade in the evenings from the rest. All this (fortunately) is not here. But there are stunning beaches, open and kind locals and a ringing silence at night.
It is more optimal to get to Kood from Koh Chang or Mainland by speedboat and spend two or three nights here. In high season, boats run constantly, and you can get there in an hour and a half, which is very convenient. One night, we admit, is not enough. Recently, many tourists choose Koh Kood for a good rest and spend two to three weeks on the island. What to do on the "wild" and not spoiled by global tourism island?
All the sights on Koh Kood are miraculous. The main goal for visitors is the snow-white beaches, where the sand creaks underfoot, and palm trees hang over the water. But when the eggplant vacation gets bored, you can go in search of adventure. Keep in mind that taxis can be ordered here, and the most convenient and easiest way to get around is on a bike. The rental price is 250-300 baht per day, a deposit is usually not needed.
The Beaches of Koh Kood Island
Klong Chao Beach is the most popular (and therefore the most beautiful beach) in Koh Kood. The most expensive hotels on the island are located here, and for good reason. This is where you can find postcard-like pictures. Azure, very warm water, white sand and palm trees. There are more people here, too, than on other beaches. If you look at it, this is the centre of Koh Kood island life. There are luxurious villas on the first line, and on the second line from the beach there are many good, high-quality and quite affordable housing. Here you can also find small shops, a pharmacy, ATMs and good local restaurants.
Yai Kee beach is a beach located in the very north of the island. Nearby is the famous (and most expensive in Thailand) Soneva Kiri Hotel. The cost of accommodation here is about 100,000-200,000 baht per day. But the beach next to the hotel is completely free. There is nothing nearby, no cafes, no restaurants.
Ao Tapao beach - the longest beach on the whole island. A favourite place for village dogs and fishermen. A beach with amber sand and an abandoned pier stretching into the sea. Recently, on this beach you can find quality and inexpensive accommodation.
Ngamkho Beach is a small, very cozy beach. Quiet place, there are few stones in the water, but they are completely safe and give the beach a special sophistication.
Bang Bao Beach is a very popular destination. And not surprisingly, it is here, right by the water, that you can rent a good apartment and enjoy the stunning clear sea. Here you will find decent snorkelling, authentic piers from which you can admire the sunset and views of the bay.
Klong Hin beach - coconut lagoon. Now the beach looks a little unkempt, due to its length and a small number of hotels. But the place is still amazing, we recommend you visit.
Ao Phrao beach is a magical one kilometre beach located in the very south of Koh Kood island. Few hotels and complete unity with nature. Quiet and measured life, a minimum of tourists, white-white sand and a warm sea - what else do you need to relax?
There are other beaches on Koh Kood, very small, privately located on the territory of hotels. Many of them can only be reached during the high season; during the rainy season, the path is often blurred.
Waterfalls on Koh Kood
There are three large waterfalls on Kood Island. And all three, can be visited for free. Be sure to bring your swimwear, because you will definitely want to plunge into the cool water. You will also need comfortable shoes, as the road to the falls can be slippery and unsafe.
Klong Chao waterfall is the most popular waterfall in Koh Kood, there are always a lot of people here during the high season. Located near the beach of the same name. Many hotels organise excursions to this waterfall, but the most convenient way to get there is by scooter.
Klong Yai Kee Waterfall is located on the way to Soneva Kiri Hotel, in the north of the island. We recommend looking at the signs on the road or using the map. There are much fewer people here than at Klong Chao Falls, and the bathing bowl may seem more picturesque to you. You can climb (but gently) to the uppermost tier of the waterfall and enjoy the nature in complete solitude.
Where to go on Koh Kood
Be sure to make two stops on your way to Huang Nam Keaw Falls to see the huge trees! Makka tree - can be found on all maps of the island (which, by the way, are free of charge at the receptions of all hotels). Huge trees that are more than 500 years old (!). Two trees are located close to each other, there are signs (and in high season you can focus on other tourists and their parked bikes along the road).
Khao Rea Rub - This place was previously impossible to find. But tourism is gradually developing in the village of Koh Kood. These are small rocks that look exactly like warships. At the top, there is a small memorial dedicated to Thai sailors. You can get there along the newly built road, focusing on the road signs, or (an option for the brave) - walk 1.5 kilometres along the eco trail.
Ao Yai observation deck overlooking the fishing village. Be sure to take your camera or phone with you, the view will be mesmerising. In the village you can pamper yourself with fresh seafood and fish. If you want to capture beautiful moments of relaxation professionally, we are recommend to provide a photo session on Koh Kood.
Large Buddha statue - you can see it if you arrive to Koh Kood from the mainland or from Koh Chang by slow boat. The statue is located on the territory of the Ao Salad temple (in the fishing village of the same name). This place is a kind of visiting card of Koh Kood, it is depicted on all advertising brochures and websites that are dedicated to the island.
The underwater world of Ko Kood is perfect, can not be deprived of attention. From the island you can go scuba diving or snorkelling. You can order snorkelling or diving trip at Siamese.Tours