Koh Kood is emerging as Thailand’s latest destination for those who want the tropical island lifestyle without the crowds, offering mountains, waterfalls, and perfect white beaches along with minimal development and only a limited number of quality resort hotels.
Situated on the eastern side of the Gulf of Thailand, one hour by speedboat from the coast of Trat Province, Kood is the kingdom’s fourth largest island. There are many islands in the vicinity that can be explored, including Koh Chang, the second largest island in the country.
Koh Kood, therefore, is a popular destination for those who love nature and adventure and will be one of the choices for the coming summer season for family holidays and groups of friends.
Away Koh Kood, which is part of the Centara Boutique Collection, is located in Klong Chao Bay on the west coast of the island, near to Klong Chao, Kood’s most beautiful waterfall.
Standing in more than six acres of beachside gardens, the resort is the epitome of an island hideaway. There are only 34 villas, each with its own private terrace and ocean views, and for the feeling of truly being away from it all there are 13 Island Canvas Retreat units, a spacious bungalow “tent” that features 30 square meters of space with a master bedroom, spacious bathroom, large terrace, and individual air conditioning.
Living on an almost deserted tropical island doesn’t mean you have to eat basic food. Escape Restaurant&Bar is set beside the ocean under the palm trees, and it serves a tempting a la carte of international cuisine along with a selection of Thai dishes and other Asian specialities.
Away Koh Kood features the largest activity and dive centre on the island, named The Hub. Professionally run by a team of qualified instructors, The Hub offers diving courses that will soon have even the inexperienced visitor exploring the crystal clear waters and enchanting reefs with their teaming marine life.
Other activities include canoeing and kayaking; island excursions; sightseeing tours; fishing; and car, motorcycle, and boat rental. Island tours are available and can be tailored to suit the time and interests of resort guests. Popular attractions nearby the resort are the Klong Chao waterfall, Ao Salad Bay, the Rang islands, a pearl farm, and a firefly night trip.