UPDATED for 2018/19 Season
Travelling south from the central Klong Chao Beach, the next area down the island is known as Ngamkho Beach.
Though certainly not the island’s best stretch of sand, Ngamkho Beach is a popular part of Koh Kood, with visitors drawn by its small concentration of 2 to 3 star family run bungalow operations, 2 guesthouses and a cheaper backpacker spot. There is also one solitary 3 star resort at the far end.
Northern end – Ngamkho Beach – Koh Kood Resorts and Bungalows
At the northen end of Ngamkho Beach by the sea, S Beach Resort, predominately but not exclusively used by Thai tourist packages, offers different sized bungalows dotted around the gentle slope down to the beach, with prices from 1,000bt to 2,000bt.
Opposite by the road, Happy Days Guesthouse, German owned and connected with Paradise Divers, has cheap accommodation in a small two storey motel style building, rooms from 450bt fan up to 800bt with a/c. Big Dreams Guesthouse, itself Italian run, has opened next door, with more cheap rooms in a very similar vein.
Central Section – Ngamkho Beach – Koh Kood Resorts and Bungalows
At the start of the inland road to Khao Ruerab (Battleship Mountain), Baan Suan Maprao has just a handful of bungalows behind its restaurant at 1,500bt a night, while a few hundred metres further in, Far East is once again more of a Thai homestay.
Back by the sea, the family run Dusita Resort has both fan and a/c rooms or bungalows scattered about its immaculately kept lawn and garden, with prices starting at 1,500bt for standard and going up to 4,000bt for the largest at peak season, all highly recommended.
Southern end – Ngamko Ngamkho Beach Resorts, Bungalows
At the southern end, the friendly hang-out of Ngamkho Resort grabs the backpacker market, rates from 750bt a night, whilst, the deservedly popular Horizon Resort, French owned, sits on the brow of the hill above – its rates hovering around 2,000bt a night.
In the next cove along, A-na-lay Resort offers bungalow accommodation from 2,500bt in all different shapes and sizes, some on the top looking out to sea, others around the small pool and yet more on the inclines and the creek by the tiny Hat Sai Daeng Beach.
Pricing Code/Per night in Baht (B):
B= under 500; BB= 500 to 1,500; BBB= 1,500 to 3,000; BBBB= over 3,000;
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Recommended Resorts – Ngamko Beach – Koh Kood Resorts and Bungalows
Per Night: BB-BBBB
On the hill, by the lagoon and by the beach in the next cove along from Ngamkho, fan and a/c bungalows, standard and deluxe, swimming pool and plunge pool. Large restaurant. Can be busy with Thai packages.
Per Night: BB-BBB
Midway along Ngamkho Beach, fan and a/c bungalows of different shapes and sizes, set in a lovely garden in the middle of Ngamkho Beach. Good restaurant and their own pier. A friendly peaceful spot.
Recommended Bungalows and Guesthouses – Ngamkho Beach – Koh Kood Resorts and Bungalows
Per Night: BB
On Ngamkho Beach by the hill at the southern end, simple a/c huts and bungalows, all with bathroom. Run by the friendly Uncle Jo, a popular beach hangout for backpackers. Camping possible. Nice chilled restaurant. Coffee shop.
Selected Others – Ngamkho Beach – Koh Kood Resorts and Bungalows
Per Night: BB-BBB
At the northern end of Ngamkho Beach, a/c rooms either 2 to one long cabin or deluxe, laid out on the slope overlooking the sea. Restaurant. Popular with Thai packages.
Happy Days Guesthouse
Per Night: B-BB
Next door to Big Dreams very well established, German owned guesthouse, with fan or a/c rooms in mini motel and a family bungalow behind. Restaurant. Base for Paradise Divers.
Far East Resort
Per Night: BB-BBB
Further inland from Baan Suan Maprao, Thai style resort, with a/c bungalows, family rooms, homestay options, Thai packages, restaurant. About 10 minutes walk to the beach.
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