How to go to Koh Kood Island
TIP! Even though we think of our resort as on of the most relaxing places on earth, we would like to recommend that you not make the long journey from your own front door all the way to the resort non-stop. Ko Kood is located in the South East part of Thailand, near the martime border with Cambodia. We see many guests arrive completely exhausted and nearly ready to explode due to sleep deprivation and the frustrating nature of traveling to far away destinations. This can often completely ruin their first day in paradise and their first impression of the resort and her beautiful surroundings. Others that may have been forced to spend a night in Trat city or Bangkok or have been traveling around other parts of Thailand / Cambodia / other islands in the area tend to arrive with a happy smile on their faces and are usually out on the beach or having fun snorkeling in our bay within minutes, while other couples may still be arguing in their bungalow.
FROM THE MAINLAND: The Koh Kood resort has joined forces with the Koh Kood speedboat service, which sail from the Laem Sok pier on the mainland, to ensure our guests a safe journey all the way from the mainland to Ko Kut island. Laem Sok Group Speedboat currently offer daily speed boat transfers to Koh Kood island. This boat departs from Laem Sok pier at 09:00 to take you to the Koh Kood Resort. A free pick up service from the S.A hotel, the bus station or any of the hotels in downtown Trat is available at one hour prior to departure, but it will have to be requested at least 24 hours in advance. Note that If you are staying at the Koh Kood Resort, you will NOT have to book the speedboat tickets via the Koh Kood boat website: we will gladly do that for you once your reservation is final. For afternoon transfers our preferred partner is the Ko Kut Express fast ferry service that departs from Laem Sok, right next to the speed boat pier, at 12:00 every day the whole year round. They also offer the same pick up service as Koh Kood speedboat company does. However, on the island the Koh Kood Express boat makes only 1 stop and passengers will be taken from there to the Koh Kood Resort by Song Teaw shuttle service.
Coming soon (1 nov 2013): Fantasea fast catamaran service to Koh Mak and Koh Kood To make the transfers from and to Ko Kood island even more safe, Boonsiri company will launch a twice daily round trip service to Koh Kood with certain stops on Koh Mak as well. Despite the extra comfort and extra stability, the rates will not be higher than those of the speedboat transfers. This service can even be booked as a Bangkok to Koh Mak or Koh Kood all-in package, where a coach will carry passengers from the Bang Na area in Bangkok to the offices in Laem Sok. More details and pictures on the website by late october.
BUS FROM BANGKOK TO TRAT Only by riding the first bus out of Bangkok (at approximately 06:00 - 06:15) from either Ekkemai Station or Mor Chit station, you will you be able to make the Siriwhite pick up in Trat City at Noon. Catch the last bus (approximately 23:15) from the Ekkemai or Mor Chit bus terminals in Bangkok to meet our shuttle at the bus station in Trat at approximate 04:30. The shuttle will be waiting at "gate" number 25 at the bus station. During the low season these times will differ, so may sure to indicate that you will be traveling to Trat by bus.
TRAT AIRPORT PICK UP'S are now available, but only by using the private Limousine or paid Song Teaw service that is being provided by the Siriwhite speedboat company. If you arrival time is after 12:00, or if you have enough time or prefer to pay a little less, you can also take an airport limousine or (shared) taxi to Trat City and / or spend a night in the very affordable, yet comfortable S. A. hotel to find some of the cheapest sea food in the country in an open air restaurant next to the street, nearby.
BANGKOK AIRPORTS or DOWNTOWN BANGKOK PICK UP'S are available, but note that if your flight lands after 07:30 you will have to spend a night in a hotel in Trat or in a simple bungalow at the Laem Sok pier, as the minibus won't be able to get you to the pier before 13:00 (last departure from the mainland to Koh Kood island) . For more comfortable Limousine transfers from Bangkok, contact the Siam Resorts Bangkok Limousines, or the Koh Chang Minibus to Laem Sok service if there are 3 or more people in your party. There is also the 07:30 Bangkok airport to Koh Chang bus that makes a scheduled stop at Trat's bus station, but that won't allow you to make it on time for the 13:00 departure of the speedboat.
FROM KOH CHANG ISLAND there is a daily speedboat service from Koh Chang to Koh Mak and Koh Kood that takes guests directly to our own pier in Bang Bao Bay on Ko Kood island. Departures from Koh Chang is at 09:00 from Kai Bae Beach pier. A free pick up service by car is provided by the Koh Chang Speed boat company and is available from any of the resorts on the west coast of Koh Chang, starting pick ups around hour prior to the departure of the speed boat to Koh Mak and Koh Kood. This speedboat service from Koh Chang to Ko Kut is currently not available during the low / "green" season.