Koh Kood is the second largest island, within Trat province, after Koh Chang and sits at the southernmost point in Trat waters. Koh Kood is the forth largest island in Thailand and covers 105 square kilometres. It’s situated roughly 330 kilometres southeast of the Thai capital, Bangkok.
Unlike Koh Chang, Koh Kood Thailand has a reasonably flat landscape and much of the inner area is covered with dense lush jungle. The rainforest is home to 3 very pretty waterfalls, mangroves and rich coconut plantations. The beaches on Koh Kood are simply breath-taking. Fringed with tall palm trees on one side and emerald green water on the other, Koh Kood beaches are rated some of the best in Thailand.
Without a doubt, Koh Kood Thailand is all about its attractions; beaches, waterfalls and charming fishing villages. The most beautiful and picturesque beaches are on the island’s west coast, along with the best choice of accommodation. The east coast is largely uninhabited and difficult to access. The west coast is where you will find popular beaches such as Klong Chao, Ngamkho and Bang Bao, all which offer a good choice of accommodation starting from 500 Baht per night.
Getting to Koh Kood
Over recent years, getting to Koh Kood has become increasingly easy and it’s now possible to reach the island in a number of ways. A private transfer is certainly the quickest way to reach Laem Sok Pier from any direction within Thailand. It’s then just a catamaran or express boat journey to Koh Kood pier. This can, however, also be the most expensive way to travel.
Alternatively, you can fly into Trat Airport which is close by, or there is also a direct bus service that runs from Bangkok. Hopping on a bus is often the cheapest option, although you can sometimes pick up some great flight deals.
Getting around Koh Kood
Most of the main roads around the island are concrete, however they can be very steep in places. Many of the smaller roads are dirt tracks still so navigating your way down these can be rather hazardous, especially when wet. Opting for a hotel transfer is probably the most suitable option and you can always hire a motorbike for the shorter journeys.