Ao Jak Beach, sometimes also referred to as Neverland Beach, is located on the south west coast of Koh Kood.
It’s another of the island’s very secluded spots, with just a handful of places to stay and no other shops or restaurants.
Getting to Ao Jak Beach, On the Beach
Continuing down the coast another 5 kilometres or so from Ao Takian Beach and Klong Hin Beach, the turning to to Ao Jak is marked by a sign for Neverland Resort and Rim Talay. Follow its long, horribly rutted track through the coconut plantations, passing the bungalows of Walk-in Homestay along the way and you arrive at the back of the beach.
Neverland Resort’s bungalows are dotted all over the large grassy area, which in turn leads onto a beautiful long sweep of powder sand and turquoise waters. The resort has a sometimes open cafe or alternatively, you can head to the northern end, where Rim Talay has a small restaurant and two rows of its own rooms.
On the River
On the sea inlet which runs down the northern side of the beach, the homestay style Thai house, Koh Kood Club, sits up on stilts over the water and behind that, you’ll find a few other bungalows belonging to Neverland.
Look out too for the broken old bridge, which previously lead to the coastal path that connected Ao Jak Beach to Klong Hin Beach. Unfortunately, the path has been abandoned and left for nature to take its course, so it is no longer passable.
Going the other way on the sand, the southern end has a few abandoned bungalows amid the coconut trees and long grass but no other development. Once again, you can hunt out the start of the coastal path, this time heading to Ao Phrao Beach, but again no longer properly usable.
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