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Motorbike Rental, Private Island Tours and Charter Taxi – Getting around Koh Kood

Koh Kood does not have a public share taxi (songthaew) system such as the one on Koh Chang, so to get around the island, you either rent your own motorbike, explore with a private day tour or you charter a taxi via your resort.

All the mainland boat companies provide a free share shuttle taxi between the pier and your resort, both on arrival and on departure.

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Motorbike Rental – Getting about Koh Kood

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Standard motorbikes for rent on Koh Kood

The best way to explore the island is by motorbike (125cc, 150cc and 160cc) and prices for rental range from 200bt to 350bt daily, depending on who you rent from and the number of days.

The main road that runs along the west coast and out to the fishing villages on the east coast is relatively new and overall is of more than passable quality. It benefits hugely from having next to no traffic, a boon of the island having no car ferries and whilst there are quite a few hills, they are not too alarming.

If you are new to scooter riding, then with all the normal caveats, it is not such a bad place to learn and it will give you a chance to get beyond the bay in which you are staying. The last half of the track to Klong Hin Beach and the last part on Ao Phrao to the resorts themselves are trickier and probably best not attempted by novices after dark.

Private Island Tours – Getting about Koh Kood

We can organise private tours by songthaew taxi – the Koh Kood way. These take in a selection of places from:-

The cost is 3,000bt to 3,200bt (depending on availability), hours from 09.00 to 15.00, with any time after that charged at 300bt a hour or part thereof. The driver speaks just a little English.

Please do contact us here for more information and booking.

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Typical road in Koh Kood

Charter Taxis

Songthaews can also be chartered privately, normally from 500bt for one location – ask at your resort. If you ask them to wait for you (say a seafood lunch in Ao Yai, for example), then it may be around 1,300bt to 1,500bt there and back, so get your negotiating hat on!

Additionally, Siam Beach Resort on Bang Bao Beach has a sort of franchise for public songthaews on the island, but it only runs at the same time as the free transport offered by the boat companies. When it is on those runs, you can in theory hop on and off it at any point along the way, with charges from 50bt per person.

Arrival/Departure from the Mainland

The larger express boats, Koh Kood Princess, Koh Kut Express, the catamaran, Boonsiri and the new mini catamaran, Seudamgo all arrive at Ao Salad Pier in the north east of the island. From here, the boat companies provide a free share shuttle taxi (songthaew) to your resort. Passengers are allocated different taxis according to resort location and the driver then drops them off accordingly in that particular area.

From Ao Salad, travel times are 20 minutes to Klong Chao Beach, 30 minutes to Bang Bao Beach, 45 minutes+ to Ao Phrao Beach.

Where possible, Koh Kut Express Speedboat delivers you direct to your resort or the beach of your resort. If not possible, the speedboat delivers you to their central pier in Klong Chao or Klong Mad and then provides a free share shuttle taxi to your resort.

Koh Kut Express‘s mini catamaran stops at Klong Mad Pier when the tides allow, otherwise it too uses Ao Salad. In both cases, there is the free shuttle to your resort.

On leaving the island, the same system operates in return, with collection by free share shuttle taxi an hour to 30 minutes before the actual scheduled departure time. Always check with the resort the day before so nobody gets left behind. This is especially important with the speedboat.

Certain of the higher end resorts will also offer to drop you at Ao Salad, Klong Mad or central Klong Chao.

Updated June 23 for 23/24 Season

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