Koh Kood Holidays
Found in the Trat region of Thailand, Koh Kood (also known as Ko Kut) is the most easterly of the Thai Islands before the Cambodian border. Holidays to Koh Kood in the Gulf of Thailand are an unimpinged Thailand holiday, barely touched by tourism.
The island’s original inhabitants were Thais and Cambodians who fled the French invasion of Padjantakiri in the early 20th century. Today, the island keeps to its roots, quite literally, with active industry in rubber trees and coconut cultivation, as well as vibrant fishing communities.
As a natural wonder, too, Koh Kood is simply awe-inspiring. The ridged plains and mountainous landscape is dotted with tropical beaches, picturesque inlets, streams and waterfalls, including the famous three-tiered Klong Chao waterfall.
Luxury Holidays in Koh Kood
Luxury resorts in Koh Kood are guaranteed to be of the highest calibre, but do not infringe on the nature that surrounds them. Most are found in beachfront locations.
It should be said, however, that the infrastructure is less developed here in Koh Kood. Outside of your resort the offerings can be fairly rudimentary. Power cuts out frequently, there is limited internet access or shops outside the hotels, and no cash machines, so be prepared! Your resort will have everything you need, keeping you in pristine style, but it’s an excitingly wild world beyond the hotel walls.
10 Great Reasons to Holiday in Koh Kood
- An unspoilt tropical island that is extremely eco-conscious
- Scuba dive crystal clear water from The Hub Activity Centre, a PADI school and aquatics centre
- Go wild kayaking around the island and down the estuary
- Visit stunning waterfalls like Klong Chao and Klong Yai Ki
- Hire a motorbike for the thrilling coastal road, which follows the coast before cutting through the jungle on a dirt track
- Aow Pharo, Bang Bao and Siam Beach are some of the most beautiful, untouched beaches in the Gulf
- Take a bountiful fishing trip on a traditional Thai fishing boat
- Explore local culture in the fishing village of Aow Yai
- Mission to find the religious cave, Khao Rearub
- Visit the village of Ao Salat, built on stilts
Things to Do Whilst on Holiday in Koh Kood
The island is barely spoilt and as such the natural history of Koh Kood is one of the biggest marvels to explore. With rudimentary roads and no taxis, your best bet is to hire a mountain bike or motorbike to get around. Alternatively take to the water as a mangrove-lined estuary allows you to kayak through the jungle. Meanwhile the absence of much human influence has given the waters that surround this island a very rich and diverse population of marine life to snorkel over or dive between.
Interesting Facts About Koh Kood
- Currency – Thai Baht
- Tiny population of less than 2,000 residents
- Thai and Cambodian languages spoken
- Only two main roads on the island
- Koh Rat and Koh Mai Si lie opposite Koh Kood and are worth a visit
- No banks or ATMs on the island
Weather in Koh Kood
Koh Kood weather is influenced by monsoons from the northeast and southwest, however, the weather in Koh Kood remains fine and bright most of the year. Some rainshowers occur between March and April.
Koh Kood Holidays 2022 / 2023
Kenwood Travel can design a bespoke package for luxury holidays, all inclusive holidays, weddings and honeymoons packages for Koh Kood. Book early with us and secure the dates for your holiday in 2022 / 2023. We have over 40 years’ experience in booking our customers holidays of a lifetime, and Koh Kood is a dream destination.