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Koh Kood wonderful selection of beaches are all found along the west coast.

The natural centre and principal beach is at Klong Chao Beach, which also has the most development – some high end resorts, a few bungalows along the river, a scattering of restaurants, local shops and bars.

Heading south from Klong Chao Beach, Ngamkho Beach and Bang Bao Beach both have long, sweeping sands, Bang Bao Beach the prettier, but apart from the bungalow and resort accommodation, there is little else, an air of near perfect escapism.

That mood is repeated as you move down through the south west beaches, four of them in total, Ao Takian Beach, Ao Klong Hin Beach, Ao Jak and Ao Phrao Beach, once again all very beautiful and remote, with just a handful of resorts on each.

Heading the other way from Klong Chao Beach, the north west beaches include the hugely impressive Ao Tapao Beach, now home to 4 resorts, the small local area of Klong Mad  and the Klong Yai Kee area, which has just the odd exclusive place to stay.


East Coast

Ao Yai and Ao Salad are the two fishing villages on the east coast, the only development on that side of the island.


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Below, we bring you our At A Glance breakdowns of the Koh Kood beaches. You can then visit their individual pages for a more leisurely island paced tour. Happy exploring!

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Klong Chao Beach – Koh Kood Beaches

Klong Chao Beach, one of the very best on the island with lovely gentle waters and powder sand, is the most central of the Koh Kood beaches.

Accommodation is either in 3/4 star resorts such as High Season, Wendy the Pool, Peter Pan and Tinkerbell Privacy on the beach itself or along the river in cheaper bungalows, including Mangrove Bungalows and Cozy House . You can also find some traveller style inland at PD Guesthouse near to Klong Chao Waterfall

Along the road from the central bridge, there’s a little collection of good cheap restaurants and bars like Tawan, whilst Bartist is the hip hang-out inland.

You can organise snorkeling trips by the bridge at either Doy Guesthouse or Mark House and there are 2 dive shops, BB Divers and Koh Kood Divers.

Ngamkho Beach

Heading south away from Klong Chao Beach, Ngamkho Beach is spread out over a few kilometres, with a narrow sandy beach , certainly not the best in Koh Kood but still very pretty.

Accommodation is in 2/3 star small resorts including Analay Resort and Dusita Resort, guesthouses such as Big Dreams and Happy Days (home to Paradise Divers also), bungalows at Suan Maprao and a popular long running traveller spot at Ngamkho Resort.

You’ll find restaurants and cafes dotted here and there all along the road – Chillout, Kood Vibes, Black Bananas, Chaiyo are all worth a look.

Inland, you can visit Khao Ruearab (Battleship Mountain), one of Koh Kood’s natural attractions.

Bang Bao Beach

One of the classic Koh Kood beaches and next along down the west coast from Ngamkho, Bang Bao Beach is set in a gorgeous bay with perfect sweep of white sand and blue waters.

Accommodation is in a handful of resorts – at the northern end, the luxurious Beach Natural Resort, the 3/4 star Koh Kood Resort and above them To The Sea and the small boutique, Jasmine Garden sits in the adjoining cove.

In the centre, there’s mid range bungalows at Siam Beach Resort (home to BB Divers 2nd shop too). On the southern headland, Sand and Sea gives you a traveller option and also Koh Kood Divers 2nd base. 

Off the beach,  you’ll find another guesthouse at Koh Kood BED’s, Cicci’s cooking school, a couple of restaurants including Heaven Sense and Bang Bao Home, Baan Suan coffee shop, music at Fisherman Hut Music Station, and a local minimart up by the road.

Ao Tapao Beach (Hin Dam)

Heading north up the island, Ao Tapao Beach is an increasingly popular area, with visitors drawn to its lovely long beach and collection of great 3 star resorts – Seafar, Meedee Resort, Koh Kood Paradise and the boutique Shantaa

Up at the main road,  this is the main administration centre of the island with the hospital, police station and town hall (and an ATM). There are guesthouses too around here such as Dara and Kama Siri

Approaching from Klong Chao, you’ll find a wide range of restaurants including Fisherman Hut, Pizza and Pasta and Waree, with plenty of cheap diners and noodles shops near the government buildings. At the far end by the pertrol garage, Mermaid is a popular coffee spot.

The island’s temple, Wat Rat Bamrung, sits just behind the beach at the northern end.

Ao Phrao Beach – Koh Kood Beaches

The last and final beach on the west coast of Koh Kood, Ao Phrao Beach is simply a beautiful, long sweep of white sand with lovely blue waters.

It plays host to four 2/3 star resorts – Sunshine, I Lay House, Ao Phrao Beach Resort – as well as the boutique Rest Sea.

At the northern end, a small fishing village straddles the sea inlet, with other local houses on the river behind, Sandwiched in amongst them, you’ll find two very individual guesthouses, Escape Life and Gumm Lonely Club.

Relax Restaurant, a popular diner, with advance booking only, is found back up by the main road but otherwise, you eat in the resorts.


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Ao Takian Beach

On the south west coast, Ao Takian Beach is an impressively wild sweep of sand with much of the area as yet undeveloped. 

There are just two resorts at the northern end, the 4 star Cham’s House and traveller bungalows of Pa Hin Sai. Up by the road, there are also a handful of cheaper backpacker style accommodation spots including Eve House and Wooden House.

Roadside, you’ll find a few places to eat – look out for the Koh Kood Bistro (French style) and Thai/English owned Kuba Lounge (which also has bungalows out back in the garden). 

You can rent motorbikes at the shop located by the access road.

Klong Hin Beach

Continuing on down the south west coast from Ao Takian, Klong Hin Beach is another little gem,  set in a lovely horsehoe bay.

The boutique resort Hideout Koh Kood sits in the adjacent cove on its own private beach, whilst Klong Hin Beach Resort, popular with the package tour groups, takes pride of place in the middle of the beach.

The homestay come guesthouses Montana and A La Kood are located at the far end on the lagoon – you access them from another lane further down the main road itself.

There are no restaurants or bars down by the beach but with your own motorbike, you can head up to the same roadside spots as mentioned in the Ao Takian snippet.

Ao Jak Beach

Ao Jak Beach, also sometimes referred to as Neverland Beach is the third beach on this south west coast and it’s yet another wonderful strand.

Accessed down a long winding track through the coconut fields – you pass Walk-in Homestay on the way –  the bungalows of Neverland Resort take centre stage in the area running down to the sand.

Rim Talay, accomodation with a restaurant, sits at the northern end on the river, where there are also some local houses and a homestay. The southern end of the beach is undeveloped.

Like Klong Hin Beach, there are no other restaurants outside of the resorts themselves.

Klong Mad

Located up on the north west coast, the charming little fishing village of Klong Mad sits on a sea inlet, with just a tiny beach at the front of Suanya Resort, an old style Thai resort.

Besides Suanya, there are just a few places to stay, of which the 3 star Koh Kood Beach Resort is the stand-out.  On the way into the village cheaper bungalows include Wave-F and Ban Bua Cottage. Around the central village jetty too, you’ll find some interesting homestays including Klongmad Hostel, Canal Boutique and Rabieng Talay.

There’s a  small seafood restaurant next door to Rabieng Talay, with other cheap restaurants nearby and on the approach road. The excellent Suanya Coffee sits opposite that resort’s entrance.

Heading away from Klong Mad through the forest, Koh Kood Garden House has both bungalows and seafood, with  Kood Life, a holiday house rental opposite. 

Klong Yai Kee

Up in the remote north west of Koh Kood, the area of Klong Yai Kee lays claim to one of the island’s waterfalls, a couple of deserted beaches and just three places to stay.

The resorts, Bann Makok, nestled in the mangroves and Captain Hook, accessible by sea only, are downstream from the waterfall itself. Further up the island still, the luxurious 5 star Soneva Kiri is spread out over the hillside and down the coast in its own private zone.

The tiny unihabited island of Koh Raet, terrific for snorkeling, sits offshore from a fabulous deserted beach, itself well worth hunting out – in fact, it’s a great area all round to explore on a motorbike .

There are a couple of cheap worker restaurants roadside near Soneva but look out too for Benz Restaurant, Soneva’s lovely little diner hidden away on the river – you can book a table.

Ao Salad and Ao Yai – Koh Kood Beaches

The two working fishing villages on the east coast, Ao Salad and Ao Yai, are found at either end of the island’s main road.

Along the 20km route  way to Ao Salad in the north east, you’ll find a few shops here and there, as well as the route to the terrific Huang Nam Keaw Waterfall and the nearby ancient trees. In Ao Salad itself, you can eat at a couple of local seafood restaurants, Captain Nhong among them as well as stroll along the pier.

The mainland boats from Laem Sok all dock here. Ao Salat View provides the only accommodation beyond a couple of homestays.

Meanwhile, Ao Yai down in the south east is another charming local village, again with hardly any places to stay but boasting a few seafood restaurants of which Noochy and Chonthicha are the best. If you don’t come here under your own steam, then resorts can organise taxis or you can book a private songthaew day tour.