Koh Kood is a very peaceful, away from it all type of place, time to kick back and forget about the world for a few days but for those that get itchy feet, there are still plenty of activities and things to do.
The Koh Kood diving scene is small but well organised and run, offering you the chance to explore underwater on the great dive sites around the island or further a-sea at the Marine Park of Koh Rang and even get down to some serious wreck diving offshore from Koh Chang. Snorkelers can hop on with these boats or there are other charter boats available to visit the offshore islands at Koh Raet and Koh Maisi Lek.
Koh Kood also boasts some great natural attractions in three waterfalls, two huge ancient, mystical trees and a nature trail that takes in a rock formed like the keel of a boat.
Throw in the fishing villages at Ao Salad and Ao Yai, the other beaches themselves and you’ll have more than enough things to do in Koh Kood … or then again, you could just take it easy with a cocktail on a sun lounger.
Our guide to the Koh Kood diving scene, local dive sites and full list of guide prices.
We also cover the Koh Kood dive schools – BB Divers, Koh Kood Divers and Paradise Divers, which have offices on the island in Klong Chao Beach, Ngamkho Beach and Bang Bao Beach. The tiny one man band, Academy of Scuba, also now operates out of Klong Mad.
Snorkeling and Fishing around Koh Kood is another great way to take a break from the beach, with various companies offering 1/2 day and full day excursions. Speedboats head to the local reefs and the offshore island at Koh Raet, as well as down to the Marine Park at Koh Rang.
Fishing trips are also available either as a low key couple of hours or for more serious angling further out to sea on bespoke boats.
Our full guide to the three waterfalls – Klong Chao, Klong Yai Kee and Huang Nam Keaw – including videos and directions on how to get there.
We also cover the huge ancient Makka Trees, found deep in the forest just before Huang Nam Keaw Waterfall.
Details too on Khao Ruerab (Battleship Mountain), the rock formation found inland at Ngamkho Beach, where you can pick up a gentle 45 minute nature trail over to Klong Chao.