Koh Kut Travel Guide

Koh Kut Overview

The peaceful island of Koh Kut (or Koh Kood), just off the Cambodian border and on the easternmost region of Thailand, is yet another of the country’s wonderfully unspoilt paradises, blessed with soft golden sands and clear turquoise waters. Without a bar in sight, a good share of idyllic palm-fringed beaches and the stunning surroundings of coconut and rubber tree plantations it is a favoured spot with families and nature enthusiasts.

 
As with the majority of Thailand’s islands, the only way to reach Koh Kut is by boat, with services running from both Koh Chang and Laem Sok. Boats rides, from both destinations, take between 2 to 4 hours depending on the amount of stops and drop-offs required.
 
Once landed, for those who want to see more than sun, sand, sea and a book, motorcycles are available to rent and offer a fun and free way to explore what the island has to offer. Travellers will also find speedboats at the beaches willing to ferry them from one bay to another and see the island glowing in the sparkling sunshine.

Things to do in Koh Kut

Take It Easy - In all fairness, if you haven’t come to Ko Kut to relax then you are in the wrong place, as besides swimming, sunbathing, snorkelling and getting your nose into a good book, there is little else on offer. Ko Kut provides the perfect destination to recharge the batteries before heading north into mainland Thailand or across the border into Cambodia.

 
Scuba Diving Koh Kut - There are a wealth of untouched and colourful coral reefs off the coast of Ko Kut allowing visitors to explore the fascinating sea life of the Gulf of Thailand. Koh Kood Divers offer excursions and, for those planning to stay around for a few extra days, the chance to take a PADI diving course.
 
Nam Tok Khlong Chao - Beautiful waterfall and one of the most serene spots on the island. The waterfall itself consists of three levels, with the upper 2 being streams and the lower a large pond, which is ideal for a leisurely dip.
 
Ao Salat - For an interesting daytrip, rent a motorcycle and visit this traditional fishing settlement in the northeast of the island. The village, built on stilts in the water, is a captivating example of how local islander life still prevails.

Hotels in Koh Kut

Accommodation on Ko Kut is a little pricier than can be found on Ko Phi Phi or the party islands, however, the standard is of the highest quality.

 
Budget Hotels Ko Kut
Koh Kood Ngamkho Resort - One of the newest and cheapest collection of beach huts on the island. Tel (66) 8 4653 4644
Mark House Bungalow - Excellent value and only 100m from the beach. Tel (66) 86 133 0402.
 
Midrange Hotels Ko Kut
Dusita Resort - Rustic beach hut resort with its own private beach. Tel (66) 39 529610.
The Beach Natural Resort - Elegant Bali-Thai influenced resort at Bang Bao Bay. Tel (66) 8 6009 9420.
 
Luxury Hotels Ko Kut
Away Resort - Luxury and romantic getaway. Most rooms have private terrace and ocean views. Tel (66) 81 835 4517.
Ban Makok The Getaway - 8 eco-friendly rooms with their own individual charm. Tel (66) 81 934 5713.
Siam Beach Resort - Spacious and contemporary rooms with large bathrooms. Tel (66) 81 820 8248.

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This page was last modified on 18 Mar 2011 by Matt