Koh Kood's Beaches
Koh Kood, also reported as Koh Kuut or Koh Koot, is an amazing island in the Ko Chang Archipelago, the second largest after the main island. The landscape is characterized by a mountainous terrain with lush tropical vegetation, which covers more than 80% of island, and is rich in streams that give rise to several waterfalls. The coastline is dotted of stunning white sand beaches, Haad or Hat in Thai, surrounded by pristine turquoise waters and shallow reefs. Almost all of the beaches lie inside beautiful bays on the west coast, concentrated in its central and southern areas. The north-western coast has not many beaches; however it is home to exclusive high-price resorts, with small private beaches and access by sea, as well as some small villages. The east coast has not beaches of tourist interest, but it houses a couple of beautiful fishing villages, Ao Salad at northeast and Ao Yai at southeast. Built on stilts, Ao Salad is the island's main village. Koh Kood does not have a coastal road that covers the entire perimeter as Koh Chang, the few and narrow roads, just over 2 meters in wide, are limited to two main roads and only partially paved. One connects the pier in Ao Salad to Laem Hin Dam and Ao Taphao on the west coast, and the other one connects Ao Taphao to Ao Yai. Public transport is almost non-existent; there are scooters and bikes to rent to visit the island, but never forget to be careful because the roads are narrow and often with slopes and dangerous curves. In the early 2000s, with the great tourist development of nearly Koh Chang, Koh Kood has begun to be an exciting destination for hikers from nearby main island. Only in the last decade investors have started to build hotels and village resorts on island. Koh Kood thanks to its wonderful beaches, the crystal clear waters and unspoiled nature has become a great opportunity for the most prestigious hotel chains. However the island still escapes the mass tourism, like the nearby Koh Mak, offering itself to a market focused on Eco and VIP tourism. Hotels and facilities are limited in number, few exclusive structures for an exclusive clientele so as not to overcrowd the island, and they were also built in search of maximum respect for the environment, this also thanks to the will of government authorities and residents who are working to ensure peace and serenity to the few and lucky tourists coming into this pristine island. Ultimately Koh Kood is an exclusive destination for a relaxing holiday in a corner of paradise. Koh Kood is connected to mainland with regular ferry services throughout the year. The ferry service to Koh Kood is managed by four different companies: the Siri White, Koh Kut Express, Koh Kood Princess and Boonsiri Fantasea. All companies operate from Laem Sok Pier located about 35 km south-east of Trat, and each one offers a roundtrip per day. During high season Koh Kood is also connected to Koh Mak, Koh Chang and Koh Wai by other ferry services. For more information on timetable and fares please refer to the pages: Koh Chang Ferries, Koh Mak Ferries and Koh Kood Ferries.Read More
Koh Kood's popular Beaches
Overview of Koh Kood by Mantas Pralgauskas
Haad Sai Daeng
Haad Sai Daeng is one of the one of the least known and less frequented beaches of Koh Kood. It is located along the west coast, a few hundred meters after Haad Ngam Kho. The small white sandy beach, about 170 meters long, lies in a secluded bay, encircled by crystal waters and lush vegetation. Usually the few beach's visitors are the customers of the two adjacent resorts and some tourists who appreciate its tranquillity. To reach Haad Sai Daeng from Haad Khlong Chao, follow the road leading to south, roughly 1 km after Haad Ngam Kho turn into the narrow concrete path in the right, this road in a couple of hundred meters leads to the car parking close to the beach. Read More
Haad Jak aka Neverland Beach
Ao Jak is an isolated and pristine bay located in the southern tip of Koh Kood. The bay hosts a beautiful white sandy beach, around 500 meters long. Known among tourists as Neverland Beach, it is encircled by coconut trees and stunning turquoise waters, ideal for swim and snorkelling. Behind the beach there is the only mid-priced accommodation with bar and restaurant, the Koh Kood Neverland Resort from which derives the name of beach. To reach Ao Jak from ao Ao Khlong Chao or Ao Taphao, follow the concrete road leading to the southern tip of Koh Kood, a couple of kilometers after the junction leading to Ao Takhian and Ao Klong Hin there is a dirt path on the right that leads to the bay, about 10 minutes by scooter from Ao Khlong Chao. Read More
Koh Kood's east coast has not beaches that attract tourists interest, however there are some small coves with small stretches of sandy beaches to explore by boat, and three large sheltered bays, namely Ao Salad and Ao Yai Koet to north, and Ao Yai to south. Ao Salad hosts the Koh Kood's second main pier and a charming small fishing village. Ao Salad Pier is the arrival point of Princess Koh Kood boats linking the island to mainland. Baan Salad is just a place of transit for tourists and so has few facilities, anyway have some good seafood restaurants and a small resort. Ao Yai is the starting point and home of a small fishing community. The village is partly built on stilts and is worth a visit, to see fishermen at work or to enjoy a great lunch with fish and shellfish at restaurant located directly on the pier.Read More
Khlong Mad is a small fishing village located in the bay adjacent to Ao Taphao on the west coast, just a couple of km to north. The village, which is worth a visit, has a small sandy beach with only one resort in bungalow and some cafe bars, and it is the favorite destination of Thai tourists. To reach Klong Mad from Ao Taphao, follow the road that leads to Ao Salad on the east coast, after a few km you will find a junction on the left signposted to the village, the road is cemented.
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