We were on Koh Kood, Koh Mak and Koh Chang. Koh Kood has the best beaches and the most clean water from these 3 islands.
The best activity is to take kayak and go to see waterfalls. It is beautiful island worth for visit. You have all of beauty of the island just for yourself - almost no tourist. On the another hand... resorts are more expensive and a lot of restaurants has garbage close to it and it looks like the cleanness of the island is problem here, not like on Koh Mak. But if you go to see these islands you have to go on Koh Kood at least for 3 night (we were 4) and enjoy the beaches (beaches are the best. Only one better was on Ko Kham - white and beautiful (small island close to Koh Mak - kayak range).
We came to Koh Kooh looking for a relaxing and quiet beach vacation and we found it. The beaches are beautiful, clean and have been well kept by the locals and visitors.
Shops and restaurants are usually closed by 9 or 10PM. If you are looking for nightlife and entertainment, you may be disappointed. There are a few great bars that play live music. Seafood is amazing. There are a few attractions that you need to rent a scooter to visit, otherwise just relax on the beach, bring a book and enjoy the sound of the water hitting the shore :)
Takes easily 9-10 hours of trip from Bangkok (bus, boat, transfers, waiting), which is quite long and tiring for a very few days trip, but Koh Kood is at least a relaxing environment compared with the usual overcrowded Thai islands destinations.
Make sure to plan to have plenty of time to make it back to the airport in Trat. Travel involves road trip and ferry ride.
it will at least take 5 hours and it is best if you stay at the city of Trat overnight or catch the last flight from Trat to BKK if you attempt to leave the island on the same day. Better yet, just take a ferry back to BKK or a bus. You see so much more and it is a much more of a pleasant trip interacting with the locals. Just realize Koh Kood is far away, but worth the trip.
This island is great. We've first been here at 2009 and there were just few guesthouses. Now the Island is full with them and there are also many snack shops and restaurants, so that's good.
The beaches are great and the jungle had some nice waterfall with small lake to swim at, and there are also huge trees in the jungle , worth paying a visit.
Highly recommend to those who enjoy nature. Koh Kood offers nice beaches and it feels like a natural park itself surrounded by untouched sceneries.
Its a good fun to hire a motorbike and ride aroung the island, certain part of the island feels like a jungle. Completely different from the other touristy islands of Thailand. You will shared the beach with only a handful of people and there are no vendors trying to sell you stuffs.
Koh Kood is one of the most beautiful and relaxing places I've ever been to. My friend and I went for a weekend and I've never felt more at peace before.
I would 100% go back as soon as possible. There isn't too much to do on the island besides going to the beach. We did a short hike to a waterfall and did a day long snorkeling tour with BB Divers. Would definitely recommend doing that. It's definitely not a place to party so if that's what you are looking for I would recommend going to Koh Chang instead. Koh Kood is a place for people to unwind, unplug, and debrief.
Have traveled extensively in Thailand. Koh Kood was easily the most beautiful for beach and water. Beautiful and .
...for the time being....not destroyed by mass tourism. Come here for 07:00-19:00....don't come here for 19:00-07:00.
Koh Kood is very far from main land, Trad but it is worth to visit but only when you have time to stay there as the traveling time from main land, Laem Sok to the island is already taken 2 hours.
Koh Kood is still in a very good condition in term of humans invade and destroy the beautiful nature so that's why cost of living in this island is high. I like Koh Kood very much.
Koh Kood is just a lovely Island. Nice and quiet perfect for renting a motorcycle and just hang around.
The beaches are nice and quiet!
It's an undeveloped island and very good for beach hideaway or honeymoon I recon. It has almost nothing to do on the island beside watersport and trekking.
There are two waterfall on the island and it worth visiting, very quiet and has a big pond to swim in. Book yourself a good resort and do check if the resort has a restaurant and bar, if it hasn't then you should looking for a room with a mini bar/ fridge if you want cold beer. Almost everything on the island close around 9.
The most amazing and relaxing of all the Thai islands.... you will not be disappointed if this is what you are looking for .
...if you want over commercialization and busy bars/restaurants this is not the place for you
need to rent a scooter to go around. Fisherman village in Ao Salad. Waterfalls and really nice beaches with coconut trees
Lovely little island. Great place to get away from the hordes of tourists. Even during peak season and Christmas and new year, it did not feel at all crowded.
It is a perfect place to relax and explore. There is not much to do other than enjoy the food and lovely beaches. If you need more nightlife you can always pop up to Koh Chiang for a day or two.
Koh Kood is a very nice, small island close to the Cambodian border with nice beaches & a clean ocean.