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BANGKOK 16 February 2019 21:06
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The Koh Kood Experience

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4 hours ago, kuma said:

Thanks for that post. Have been thinking about Koh Mak/Kood, but I am wary of all things sea related in SEA.

Have been fine w ferries to Koh Chang/Samui, and was planning perhaps the transfer from Chang to Kood, but your description of it being (likely) overloaded and crammed makes me think again.

 

I wouldn't recommend this method of transport unless you're a good swimmer, but you can always return to the mainland when transferring between islands and take the catamaran service to Koh Kood.  It will take about 6 hours instead of 2.  There may only be speed boat transport to Koh Mak, however, but Koh Mak is worth a pass IMHO.

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I have to agree with your last statement, the place was idyllic when we were there nearly 2 years ago, unfortunately it will go the same way as the rest of the country unless someone takes hold of the reins and stops too much development, unfortunately (and I use that word far too often) it ain't gonna happen because greed is king in Thailand, I'm glad that we found it when we did and maybe if I'm still able in 3 or 4 years I would like to go back and see just how much they have managed to screw it up. 😨

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13 hours ago, Golden Triangle said:

I have to agree with your last statement, the place was idyllic when we were there nearly 2 years ago, unfortunately it will go the same way as the rest of the country unless someone takes hold of the reins and stops too much development, unfortunately (and I use that word far too often) it ain't gonna happen because greed is king in Thailand, I'm glad that we found it when we did and maybe if I'm still able in 3 or 4 years I would like to go back and see just how much they have managed to screw it up. 😨

 

The island is very clean and there's a PR campaign to keep it that way but the local wildlife refuses to cooperate

 

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On the north side of the island is Soneva Kiri, the most luxurious resort in Thailand.  Low season rates start around 30,000 per night and includes zip line tea and all the ice cream and chocolate you can eat!  Here’s a review

 

 

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53 minutes ago, camble said:

On the north side of the island is Soneva Kiri, the most luxurious resort in Thailand.  Low season rates start around 30,000 per night and includes zip line tea and all the ice cream and chocolate you can eat!  Here’s a review

 

 

A Thai fiend stayed there last year. The photos were amazing. I doubt I'll make it, however.

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hello, can you confirm that during rainy season, september, october, it is still possible to take a boat to KohKood from Laemngop or from Koh Chang.

Koh chang is really a dump, so I would prefer to avoid it.

 

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On 11/2/2018 at 9:28 AM, camble said:

 

The island is very clean and there's a PR campaign to keep it that way but the local wildlife refuses to cooperate

 

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Cambie

 

Great informative posts.

We just back from Koh Kood. Great break, nice island. I am never one for cocktails but your posts got the best of me and I had more than one while we were there, lol.

Interior nice as well, easy to get some hiking in the am, then beach it later.

Live in this area now, so will mak Ed this a more frequent stop.

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34 minutes ago, kuma said:

Cambie

 

Great informative posts.

We just back from Koh Kood. Great break, nice island. I am never one for cocktails but your posts got the best of me and I had more than one while we were there, lol.

Interior nice as well, easy to get some hiking in the am, then beach it later.

Live in this area now, so will mak Ed this a more frequent stop.

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hello, did you take the boat from LAEM NGOP ?

and can I know at which resort your stayed ?

Thanks.

 

 

 

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18 hours ago, overc said:

hello, can you confirm that during rainy season, september, october, it is still possible to take a boat to KohKood from Laemngop or from Koh Chang.

Koh chang is really a dump, so I would prefer to avoid it.

 

You can take a catamaran from Laem Sok year-round.  The Bang Bao boat from Koh Chang is only available during high season, beginning mid-October.  Koh Chang is a dump only if you stay at a dumpy resort. See my Koh Chang trip report:

 

 

https://kohkoodferries.com/boonsiri-ferry-catamaran-fantasea/

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The more you share this, the more people will be there to fill your beaches and jack the prices up. Good job

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4 minutes ago, lust said:

The more you share this, the more people will be there to fill your beaches and jack the prices up. Good job

They’re not MY beaches, but Thanks!  I’ll keep updating this thread.

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5 minutes ago, lust said:

The more you share this, the more people will be there to fill your beaches and jack the prices up. Good job

Go home

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4 hours ago, camble said:

You can take a catamaran from Laem Sok year-round.  The Bang Bao boat from Koh Chang is only available during high season, beginning mid-October.  Koh Chang is a dump only if you stay at a dumpy resort. See my Koh Chang trip report:

 

 

https://kohkoodferries.com/boonsiri-ferry-catamaran-fantasea/

 

 

All beaches are a dump on KC, I visited all, so I guess that I know what I am talking about.

All have trash sandbags and other trash in front of resorts.

Of course if you stay at the pool of your 5 stars you do not see how crap are KC beaches.

Of course KKOOD is different and the only islands with acceptable beaches in the area.

But maybe who doesn't know southern beaches has no idea about what is a nice beach ?!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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15 minutes ago, overc said:

 

 

All beaches are a dump on KC, I visited all, so I guess that I know what I am talking about.

All have trash sandbags and other trash in front of resorts.

Of course if you stay at the pool of your 5 stars you do not see how crap are KC beaches.

Of course KKOOD is different and the only islands with acceptable beaches in the area.

But maybe who doesn't know southern beaches has no idea about what is a nice beach ?!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

White Sands Beach wasn’t a dump when I was there.

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