Koh Kood (Koh Kut) in Trat
Ko Kut, near the maritime border with Cambodia
Ko Kut (also often called Ko Kood) is an island in Trat Province in the Gulf of Thailand and the easternmost island before Cambodia. The island is a popular spot for package tourists and families. The island has virtually no night life, so if you are after partying this is definitely not the place to go.
Koh Kood a island to relax in Thailand
Koh Kood is a popular island for its seaside villages and coconut plantations and not popular as the nearby island-resort Koh Chang. There are several resorts on the islands for tourists who prefer a quiet and family-friendly atmosphere. The island has great beaches and is a great spot to get away from the “tourist crowd”.
The island is about 60 minutes from the mainland by speedboat.
Getting Around Ko Kut
Getting around can be a bit of a hassle since taxis are not available. The best way to get around is by motorbike (expect to pay around 300 Bath per day) which can be rented at almost all resorts. Road conditions vary between dirt roads and pathed roads. Maps are available though a bit confusing.
Bang Bao Boat has a speedboat and one or two competitors.
How to get Koh Kut
There are two ways to get to Koh Kood from Koh Chang’s Bang Bao harbour. Either the slower Inter Island Hopper, which takes 3-4 hours, or by speedboat. The price by speedboat is 900 baht (as of Nov 2009) one way, which includes a pick up or drop off at most hotels on Koh Chang. The trip takes about 1-2 hours, depending on conditions and the number of stops at the islands between Koh Chang and Koh Kood (Koh Mak, Koh Wai, etc.) and the number of stop around Koh Kood.
Two boats depart daily during the high season from Laem Sok on the mainland near Trat. Stops are made on demand at most west coast piers on Koh Kood, finally terminating at Koh Kood’s Bang Bao Bay. First boat departs from Laem Sok at 09:00, costs 600 baht one-way, and takes 60-90 minutes to Koh Kood. Second boat departs at 13:00, costs 600 baht one-way, and also takes 60 – 90 minutes to Koh Kood. During the low season other operators run a daily service from the Dan Kao pier near Trat city. Two boats depart from Koh Kood daily at 10:30 and 12:00pm, returning to the mainland www.kohkoodboat.com.