Koh Kood Holiday Essentials
The island has a small hospital on the inland road running up from Klong Chao and this can deal adequately with the usual day to day problems. More serious cases will involve transfer to Trat on the mainland, where there are two options, the public hospital or the private one, Bangkok Trat. Health insurance is strongly advised. Although the area has not 100% eradicated malaria, cases are extremely rare and anti-malarials should not be required.
Koh Kood Hospital (Public) – 039 525 747, 089 603 8685,039 521 852, Emergency 1669
Bangkok Trat Hospital (Private) – 039 532 735
Trat Hospital (Public) – 039 511 040/1
The police station, should you need it, is located a few hundred metres before the hospital on the same road. A post office can be found up on the main road on the west coast, at the turning to Siam Beach Resort (Bang Bao).
Koh Kood Police – 087 958 1991, 039 525 745, Emergency 1155
On the road that runs north inland from Klong Chao Beach, there is now a bank and ATM opposite the government office near the hospital. Many of the resorts will accept credit cards, exchange money (dollars/euros/pounds) or indeed allow cash withdrawal against a credit card, at a surcharge of 2% to 5%.
Phones and Internet
Most resorts now have internet access with wifi in the common areas and rooms. This comes from the telephone companies’ towers, which dot the landscape, so do not expect especially high speed access. Mobile coverage is 3G. Electricity is 24 hours across the island, with just the odd exception.
There are small minimarts in Klong Chao after the bridge, along the main road from Ao Klong Chao as you head north, Ngamkho, Bang Bao and the fishing villages. These stock foodstuffs, toiletries and such like, but if you know you need something and are unsure if the island will have it, bring it with you to be safe.