Accommodation ranges from ultra high end at Soneva Kiri and High Season to luxurious resorts at Wendy The Pool, Captain Hook Resort, Cham’s House, To The Sea Resort and Tinkerbell Privacy among others.
There’s some very good 3 star resorts throughout the island such as The Beach Natural Resort, Meedee Resort, Koh Kood Beach Resort and Jungle Koh Kood Resort, while excellent boutique choices feature Bann Makok, Shantaa and For Rest Boutique House.
You will also find decent bungalow resorts such as Sunshine Resort, Dusita, Mangrove Bungalows and Siam Beach Resort, with backpackers and budget travellers catered for at a growing number of spots including Ngamkho Resort, Cozy House, Klong Chao Garden View and Eve House.
Room prices on Koh Kood are generally higher than on Koh Chang and Koh Mak. Expect to pay 500bt upwards for backpacker style, 1,000bt to 2,000bt for standard a/c bungalows in the family run resorts, 2,500bt to 4,500bt for standard resort style, 5,000bt up to 12,000bt for deluxe, sea view and pool villas. The high end market starts at 20,000bt a night and runs to considerably more than that.
Klong Chao Beach is home to some of the very best Koh Kood resorts, with 4 fabulous places at High Season Resort, Wendy The Pool, Peter Pan Resort and Tinkerbell Privacy, all right on the sand.
It also caters to more modest budgets in smaller bungalow resorts behind the beach and along the river such as Klong Chao Garden View, Mangrove Bungalows and Cozy House.
Jungle Koh Kood Resort provides smart new accommodation inland with a couple of other guesthouses as near neighbours.
Ngamkho Beach, an area of 2 to 3 kilometes along the coast, has some great smaller bungalow operations, at Dusita Resort and Horizon Resort as well as the ever popular backpackers’ favourite at Ngamkho Resort. There’s just one 2/3 star resort, Analay Resort in a small cove at the southern end.
The beautiful bay of Bang Bao Beach has four of its own mid range resorts by the sea. With pools and villas, To The Sea and The Beach Natural Resort provide the luxury, while Koh Kood Resort and Siam Beach Resort offer more standard bungalows. Siam Huts Resort is aimed squarely at the budget traveller.
Koh Kood’s south west beaches offer just a handful of places to stay in each area. The 4 star Cham’s House, with villas, pool and a small hotel block, shares its beach, Ao Takian, with the rustic bungalows of Pa Hin Sai. Eve House for backpackers is up by the road.
Montana Huts is a romantic 2 star spot hidden away on Klong Hin Beach, while Neverland Resort, standard 2/3 star bungalows, has Ao Jak all to its own.
The stunning sweep of Ao Phrao Beach at the end of the coast is home to For Rest Boutique House on the river and good value bungalows at I-Lay House and Sunshine Resort on the sand.
Heading north from Klong Chao, the peaceful 3 star Shantaa looks down from the hill above Ao Tapao, home to one of the island’s main piers. On the same beach, Sea Far Resort and Meedee Resort offer pricey mid range bungalows, while the huge villas of Paradise Beach opens later in 2016. Koh Kood Beach Resort is another 3 star choice further up the coast at Klong Mad, together with various houses to rent inland.
The exquisite boutique Bann Makok sits tucked away in the mangroves near Klong Yai Kee Waterfall, with the 4 star Captain Hook a few hundred metres downstream in a charming cove. Soneva Kiri, Koh Kood’s most deluxe and exclusive resort is located at the very end of the road.