is the second
largest island to Koh Chang, and the fourth largest in
Thailand after Koh Samui.
Situated 80 kms southeast of the provincial city of Trat,
Koh Kood is the farthest island from the mainland.
It is also the easternmost island of Thailand bordering
It is supported by essential infrastructure, which
include a hospital, schools, police station, electricity
(mainly for state-run facilities), water and telephone
system. Fuel and solar energy are the main source
of electricity here.
Koh Kood has a mountainous
terrain in the central region. About 70% of Koh Kood
are covered by tropical rainforest. Development is
scarce and mostly at coastal areas. Koh Kood boasts of
scenic beauties, crystals clear sea, pristine beaches,
breathtaking waterfalls and a very pure nature environment.
From Laem Ngob, ferry will take 4-5 hours to island.
Speed boat taks over an hour.
The resorts which cater to the higher priced market include
this trip in their packages. There are several
resorts, most of them are on the west coast. Koh Kood
is little known to foreigners. Most of the
visitors are Thais who find it a paradise. Most of
Kood Cabana Resort have a minimum requirement on number
of guests per package, usually 10. However if you do
not have your own group you can join the others.
The west coast is lined with a series of pristine beaches,
sparkling clear sea, captivating views and a great place to
catch the magnificent sunset. Most of the best known
beaches are along the bays which include the Ao Pak Waeng,
Ao Klong Ta Tain, Ao Klong Yai Kee, Ao Ta Pow, Ao Klong
Chao, Ao Klong hin and Ao Prao. The prime areas
include Ao Sapparos, Ao Klong Kwaen, Ao Yai Kerd, Ao Hin Yai
and Ao Chak. Ao Salad and Ao Yai are the major fishing
villages here. The Khao Paenthee is the highest hill
and has jus been recently discovered as a superb viewpoint
for the sparkling island-dotted seas.
Tourists spots in the area include Klong Chao or Tan Sanuk
Waterfall.King Rama VI once made a visit to the place in 1911 and
granted a name “Anamkok” for the waterfall in the memory of
Ong Chian Sue.
Kood Island Resort provides accommodations for tourists
on the island.