Koh Kood Resort during the low season
In previous years the entire island of Koh Kood would basically close down for the raining season between June and mid October and the speedboat and ferry companies did not run during those months. However, this year at least one of the koh kood boat companies is going to carry passengers to Koh Kood on a daily basis during the low season as well.
This will result in the Koh Kood Resort being able to keep it's doors open the entire year! The mostly likely customers during this period will be weekend trippers from Bangkok and other parts of Thailand and foreign guests that really appreciate peace, quiet and privacy. Remember though: only one boat per day will run between Koh Kood's Ao Salat harbor and the Laem Sok pier on the mainland near Trat during these months. Worries about getting stuck due to extreme weather conditions haven't been warrented, since the weather has been excellent until well in September for 3 "summers" in a row now. Actually, many of our guests have stated that to them it was best to visit the Koh Kood Resort in the months of July and August, when it's often possible to have the entire beach and / or sea to one's self! Quite often it's even possible to spend several hours alone in the waterfall. Also note that during the low season different rules apply for reservations. For instance: it will be possible to book our 3 days / 2 nights nature lover package (with possible extension nights), but because our restaurant may sometimes be the only in the area that will be open, we need to know roughly how much food we need to get from the fisherman village and / or the mainland, so just walking in is not recommended. The Romantic getaway package will not be available during the low season but it will be possible to book accommodations only, even without air-conditioning if you are well acclimatized.
Unlike in the details written on our getting to Koh Kood page, there will only be one fast boat departure per day from early June until the beginning of October, which is the Ko Kut Express fast ferry service . This fully air-conditioned ferry carries passengers from the main pier in Laem Sok to the main pier on Koh Kood only. It can not stop in other locations, so from there you will be carried by what are called Song-Teaw, another word for to taxi converted pick up trucks, to the Koh Kood Resort or the drop off point at the main road where you will change to one of our own vehicles.. If you plan on arriving to Trat to by bus, please note that you will need to be on the first bus out of Bangkok (06:00) to make it on time for the 11:15-ish shuttle to the Laem Sok pier.
Also know that at least one of our sister resorts in the same bay will most likely be closed during some rain season months, so your stay may be somewhat of a solitary experience as there may not be any, or very few, other guests nearby. Between the sea, the snorkeling trip or waterfall trip which is included in the nature lover package, the bungalow, the restaurant and lounge area with it's skeleton staff, and a good book, you probably won't get to see or do much else. On the upside: the layout of our Bang Boa Bay protects swimmers and kayakers from possible dangerous weather and / or sea conditions that will affect other, less protected, beaches on Koh Kood and Koh Chang. We also expect to be able to run air conditioners, the central Satellite TV and the Satellite internet set 24 hours per day, since the consumption from the other resorts will be low, thus being able to rely on the power generated by the government, rather then having to run our generators.
So most travellers that care about enjoying the beautiful nature of a solitairy tropical island but are not that interested in finding new friends on the beach or the next bungalow, will certainly appreciate the beauty, peace and quite of a stay during the green season. Those that prefer more entertainment and enjoy shopping and eating out every night, may find Koh Chang a better match during this time of the year.