Located towards the end of Koh Kood’s south west coast, Ao Takian is home to just two resorts, which sit on its fabulous, wild and undeveloped beach.
Within easy walking distance of the sand, you will also find a handful of cheap places to stay and eat scattered along the main road.
Getting to Ao Takian Beach
After leaving Bang Bao Beach, with the restaurant Heaven Sense at the bottom of the hill, the road meanders for a few kilometres, passing the odd house or building, until it reaches the turn-off for Ao Takian and Ao Klong Hin – look out for too for the signs for Pa Hin Sai and Klong Hin Beach Resort. A few somtam, noodle stalls and motorbike rentals line the roadside just before.
The road forks to the left (Klong Hin Beach) or goes straight on (Ao Takian Beach) and by taking this option, you arrive at the back of the upmarket boutique resort of Cham’s House. The road continues up to the right to simple natural bungalows of Pa Hin Sai, which have more of a travellers feel.
On the Beach
These are the only two resorts on Ao Takian Beach and they both lie at its northern end, together with a small wooden pier. The beach is quite rocky in places, but the sea is fine for swimming and overall, it makes for a breathtaking panorama.
The middle section and southern end remain untouched, with coconut trees and tall grass reaching back behind as far as the eye can see, adding to a terrific sense of wild isolation.
Just before the start of the concrete section to the beach and Cham’s House, there is another very degraded track which leads off to the right. This emerges out on the southern headland of Bang Bao Beach by Sand and Sea Bungalows.
By the Road
Back on the main road, a backpacker enclave has developed over the next couple of kilometres and alongside it, a few new places to eat.
Just after the wooden fronted Canteen restaurant, the backpacker huts of Eve House and Wooden House sit side by side on one side, with the cafe Coffeat opposite and the simple Im-Yung restaurant just a few metres further down.
Bistro Koh Kood serves up French specialities in its open house set back from the road, whilst more cheap rooms are available at Rung Aroeng. The two diners at Kuba Lounge and Happy Time complete the picture.
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