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Getting around can be a bittle of a hassle since are not available. The best way to get around is by motorbike (expect to pay around 300 Bath per day) which can be rented at almost all resorts. Road conditions vary between dirt roads and pathed roads. Maps are available though a bit confusing.   
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Getting around can be a bittle of a hassle since taxis are not available. The best way to get around is by motorbike (expect to pay around 300 Bath per day) which can be rented at almost all resorts. Road conditions vary between dirt roads and pathed roads. Maps are available though a bit confusing.   
  
 
Bang Bao Boat has a speedboat and one or two competitors.
 
Bang Bao Boat has a speedboat and one or two competitors.

Revision as of 10:12, 26 February 2008

Ko Kut (also Koh Kood) is an island in Trat in the Gulf of Thailand and the easternmost island before Cambodia.

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Get in

There are two ways to get to Ko Kut from Ko Chang's Bang Bao harbour. Either the slower Inter Island Hopper, which takes 3-4 hours, or by speedboat. The price by speedboat is 900 baht (as of Jan/Feb 2008) one way, which includes a pick up or drop off at your hotel on Ko Chang. The trip takes about 1-2 hours, depending on conditions and how many stops the boat has to make at the islands between Ko Chang and Ko Kut (Ko Mak, Ko Wai, etc.) and how many resorts on Ko Kut the boat stops at before it gets to yours.

Get around

Getting around can be a bittle of a hassle since taxis are not available. The best way to get around is by motorbike (expect to pay around 300 Bath per day) which can be rented at almost all resorts. Road conditions vary between dirt roads and pathed roads. Maps are available though a bit confusing.

Bang Bao Boat has a speedboat and one or two competitors.

See

  • The west coast has some breath-taking beaches. Most resort gather there.
  • There is a waterfall in the middle of the island.
  • Ao Salat is a fishing village in the north of the island. It can reached by motorbike.

Do

Not much, really. Except swimming in the crystal clear waters, sunbathing, scuba-diving, snorkeling or reading a book. There are virtually no roads or cities on Ko Kut so sightseeing is pretty limited. The fishing village of Ao Salat (on the North East of the island) is home to around 300 people, making it the largest settlement on the island. The village is built on stilts in the water, and is quite interesting and well worth the gruelling road trip to get there. Expect to pay around 1.000 baht for the trip as cars are quite scarce. Or rent a scooter to get around.

Buy

There is a souvenir shop in Ao Salat. Other than that, you'll be hard pressed to find anything in particular to buy outside your resort.

Eat

Cross your fingers and hope your resort has a good restaurant. You can't go anywhere else to eat. But most of them do.

Drink

Singha, Chang, the usual.

Sleep

  • Dusita Resort. (0818257076) Cosy airconditioned bungalows that will set you back around 1200 baht a night. Really good food too, and a beach you will never want to leave.
  • KohKood-Ngamkho Resort (0818257076) Laid-back resort on the west coast run by a guy called Uncle Joe and his family. Has basic bungalows for 500 Bath and tents for 200 Bath. There is a small strip of a white-sand beach. Motorbikes and kaykaks are available for rent on a daily/half day basis.
  • Beach Natural Resort. (0869999420) Neither a naturist resort nor particularly natural, but the deluxe bungalow (3200 baht/night) is really nice, and the chairs at the end of their long pier is a perfect place to watch the sunset.

Contact

Compared to neibourhing Ko Chang infrastructure is generally thin. Some resorts offer internet access (such as Siam Beach Resort) while others do not.


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