KOH KOOD – THE ISLAND

It's hard to believe that Koh Kood remained so relatively

undiscovered for such a long time, especially

considering the close proximity to Gulf of Thailand

islands Koh Chang and Koh Mak. For a long

time Koh Kood was an insiders tip and even today

most people choose to visit the island because

they appreciate the quiet and relaxed atmosphere

and want to escape the chaos of mass tourism.

The local residents of Koh Kood have lived mainly

from rubber plantations and fishing but in the

last few years more and more people have found

work in tourism which is developing slowly but

steadily. A great part of this 25 km Long Island is

still covered by jungle and even today a lot

of the roads are dirt tracks. But there are some

amenities like the islands only ATM. Its

reliability is sometimes a little shaky so to be

safe, bring enough cash to last your visit.

If you choose to explore the island by motorbike, you'll

find scenic waterfalls, traditional fishing

villages and many white sandy beaches. Motorbike

rentals can be found all over the island.

 

The nightlife on Koh Kood is generally quiet, but if

you do want to have a drink or two there are a

few cozy bars to choose from. Sometimes you'll find

live music being played at them too.

How to get to Koh Kood
There are daily boats leaving from Laem Sok Pier,

30km south of Trat city, to Koh Kood. It takes

around 1,5 to 2 hours from the mainland to the island.

The taxi from Trat to Laem Sok as well as the

transfer to your accommodation on the island are

included in the boat ticket.


You can find the ferry schedule here.


There are also daily boats from Koh Chang

and Koh Mak to Koh Kood.

Busses from Bangkok to Trat depart from

eastern bus terminal Ekamai and take

around 5 hours. It’s a bit faster by minivan

or private taxi. Besides that you can go

by plan from Bangkok toTrat within an hour.

 

​© 2018 Michael Misic