Koh Kood does not have a public share taxi (songthaew) system as operates on Koh Chang.
To get around the island, you use a combination of free transport provided by the boat companies on arrival and departure, you rent your own motorbike or you charter driver and vehicle direct from your own resort or indeed us.
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Arrival/Departure at Ao Salad Pier – Getting about Koh Kood
The express boats, Koh Kood Princess, Koh Kut Express and the catamaran, Boonsiri 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.
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 and then provides a free share shuttle taxi 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.
Motorbike Rental – Getting about Koh Kood
The best way to explore the island is by motorbike and prices for rental range from 200bt to 300bt 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. Some of tracks from the road to the respective beaches are, nonetheless, far trickier and probably best not attempted after dark.
Charter Taxis and Tours – Getting about Koh Kood
- The Ancient Trees
- Klong Chao Waterfall
- Lunch at Ao Yai (Noochy)
- Beaches at Ao Phrao and Ao Tapao
- Battleship Mountain (Khao Ruerab)
The cost is 3,000bt, the driver speaks English. Please do contact us here for more information and booking.
Siam Beach Resort on Bang Bao Beach also 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. These songthaews can also be chartered privately from 500bt for one location.
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