UPDATED for 2018/19 Season
To get around the island, you use a combination of free transport provided by the boat companies on arrival and departure, you rent your own motorbike or you charter driver and vehicle direct from your own resort.
Arrival/Departure at Ao Salad Pier – Getting about Koh Kood
The express boats, Koh Kood Princess, Koh Kut Express and the catamaran, Boonsiri all arrive at Ao Salad Pier in the north east of the island. From here, the boat companies provide a free share shuttle taxi (songthaew) to your resort. Passengers are allocated different taxis according to resort location and the driver then drops them off accordingly in that particular area.
Where possible, Koh Kut Express Speedboat delivers you direct to your resort or the beach of your resort. If not possible, the speedboat delivers you to the nearest pier and then provides a free share shuttle taxi to your resort.
On leaving the island, the same system operates in return, with collection by free share shuttle taxi an hour to 30 minutes before the actual scheduled departure time.
Motorbike Rental – Getting about Koh Kood
The best way to explore the island is by motorbike and prices for rental range from 250bt to 400bt daily.
The main road that runs along the west coast and out to the fishing villages on the east coast is relatively new and overall is of more than passable quality. It benefits hugely from having next to no traffic, a boon of the island having no car ferries and whilst there are quite a few hills, they are not too alarming.
If you are new to scooter riding, then with all the normal caveats, it is not such a bad place to learn and it will give you a chance to get beyond the bay in which you are staying. The tracks from the road to the respective beaches are, nonetheless, far trickier and probably best not attempted after dark.
Charter Taxis and Tours – Getting about Koh Kood
The resorts organise cars with drivers to take their guests to the island attractions, such as the waterfalls and the fishing villages. Costs for each mini-tour start from around 500bt, with a whole day out and about, in the region of 1,500bt.
Siam Beach Resort on Bang Bao Beach has a sort of franchise for public songthaews on the island, but this is still a fledgling service and at present it only runs at the same time as the free transport offered by the boat companies. When it is on those runs, you can in theory hop on and off it at any point along the way, with charges from 50bt per person. These songthaews can also be chartered privately for 500bt or more, depending on where you want to go.