Ko Kut, Thailand
Ko Kut (Koh Kood) Island is located in Trat Province, eastern Thailand. The island is rather flat, with a good number of wonderful beaches with crystal clear water (Ta Pho Beach, Khlong Chao Beach, Thakian Beach, Phrao Beach etc.). Inland, the island is very wild with a lot of coconut and rubber tree plantations located in the plains. 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.
Activities on Ko Kut include lazing on the beach, snorkeling at the beautiful coral reefs or just watching stars at night; visitors can also visit nearby islands for snorkeling and other activities. The village of Ao Salat is built on stilts in the water, and is quite interesting and well worth the rather long road trip to get there. Trekking to the Nam Tok Khlong Chao waterfall is also popular.
Things to See & Do
* Diving and snorkeling
* Relaxation on the beach
* Nam Tok Khlong Chao – waterfall
* Ao Salat – fishing village
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Baht (THB)
Language – Thai
Population – 2,000 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT plus seven hours
International Country Telephone Code – +66
Travel Links – There are two ways to get to Koh Kood from Koh Chang's Bang Bao harbour. Either the slower Inter Island Hopper, which takes 3-4 hours, or by speedboat. The trip takes about 1-2 hours, depending on conditions and the number of stops at the islands between Koh Chang and Koh Kood (Koh Mak, Koh Wai, etc.) and the number of stop around Koh Kood.