What do the travel guides say?
Ko Kut (or Koh Kood) is one of Thailand’s most beautiful islands. With more than a dozen beaches to explore, many of them picture-perfect, white-sand affairs with Maldives-like turquoise water, this is a truly idyllic beach destination.
The development is mostly very low key, the beaches are almost uniformly clean and well kept and the island’s rugged jungle interior is both largely untouched yet accessible, with impressive waterfalls and viewpoints to keep you busy for a few off-beach days.
Ko Kut is often feted as the perfect Thai island, and it is hard to argue with such an accolade. The supersoft sands are like talcum powder, the water lapping the bays is clear and there are more coconut palms than buildings.
Unlike its larger neighbour Ko Chang, here you can forget about any nightlife, traffic or noise – this is where you come to do almost nothing.
The fourth-largest island in Thailand, forested Ko Kood (also spelt Ko Kut and Ko Kud) is still a wild and largely uncommercialized island. Though it’s known for its sparkling white sand and exceptionally clear turquoise water, particularly along the west coast, Ko Kood is as much a nature-lover’s destination as a beach-bum’s.
The guidebooks can’t all be wrong. 🙂
But a picture is worth a thousand words, so here are a couple of great videos that will allow you to see some of the highlights of the island.
Starting with a 3 minute overview . . .
And this great video by a photographer who now lives on the island.
So, what are you waiting for? Add Koh Kood to your itinerary