About Koh kood
Koh Kood, also spelled Ko Kut, is situated in the Gulf of Thailand, close to the Cambodian border, just south of Koh Chang. Koh Kood is a bit more difficult to reach, which makes it more idyllic than its beautiful neighbour. Even though it is Thailand's fourth largest island, Koh Kood has managed to stay unspoiled and boasts pristine beaches and natural surroundings. Koh Kood is a real tropical getaway; the island is mountainous and covered with tropical forest. There are great sandy beaches, lovely waterfalls and picturesque fishing villages... something to see or do for everyone.
Koh Kood is quite a big island, about 28 km long and 12 km wide.The island has has a very tropical feel to it, mountainous, jungle, waterfalls, beaches,...Most of the locals make their living from fishing, coconut and rubber tree plantations. For a few years tourism has been growing and providing extra work for small local businesses.
Koh Kood offers something for everyone. Some of the activities include: serious sun tanning, swimming, diving and snorkeling, kayaking, tours of the island, biking, hiking into the jungle, visiting the waterfalls... do keep in mind that it is first of all the perfect destination to relax!
There are some great beaches and bays such as Ta phao beach, Klong Chao beach, Thakian beach, Ao Phrao beach ... Just west of Koh Kood there are the small islands Koh Rad and Koh Mai Si, which are also nice for snorkeling. They can be reached on one of the boat trips or with a kayak.
A tour of the island should include a visit to the lovely villages "Baan Ao salad", ao Yai or Klung maak the place to find fresh seafood and get good pictures; the waterfall Naam Tok Klong Chao and some of the great view points in the rocky bays. The island is mountainous but quite easy to get around on a motorbike. The few roads are small but there is no traffic, the only danger you might run into is an unforeseen pothole or a wild boar running out from the jungle.
The best time to visit is from September to the end of May as during this time it is hot and sunny most of the days. The sea is very clear, the beaches white and sandy and the sun is waiting for you.
The "green season" as we call the monsoon these days, offers a nice wild island feeling with only a few visitors to share your beach with. Although it is hot and very often sunny; do count on a few rainy days and wavy sea during monsoon months.