Thailand is known for its incredible array of islands for visitors to the country, from commercial tourist areas replete with malls and all the conveniences of Bangkok, to those islands that are off the beaten path. Visit the bustling island of Phuket in the south or head to the party island of Koh Phangan, known world-wide for it's Full Moon parties. Beyond the tourist trail are islands like Koh Lipe in the Andaman Sea, that is part of Tarutao National Marine Park, populated with small islands and coral-rich waters.
Koh Kood is the fourth largest island in Thailand and one of the least populated with a local population of 2,000. Koh Kood lies further east than Koh Chang in the Gulf of Thailand near the Cambodian border. The interior of the island is covered in lush jungle that hides secluded waterfalls and hiking trails. The nearby Koh Rang is perfect for snorkelling and diving with exotic fish and marine life.
Attractions on Koh Kood
Koh Kood is home to thick, ancient jungle, coconut trees and rubber tree plantations. There are a few low mountains, which are perfect for trekking. A number of streams and waterfalls dot the island; Klong Chao Waterfall is spectacular with its three tiers, brimming with cool and sparkling water all year round. The island is also home to monkeys, wild boar, tropical birds and a myriad of butterfly species. On the neighbouring island of Koh Kradat, which is a mere 2km long, is home to a handful of fishermen and a herd of wild deer - which visitors to the island can go on deer safari's to see.