BACK TO KOH KUT ISLAND, THAILAND

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I am back on Koh Kut (also called Koh Kood) Island, the off-the- beaten-track Island destination off the East-coast of Thailand. This time, I surface travel taking a five hour journey to Trat taking the services of Boonsiri bus and boat from Bangkok – the staging post to access final destination by Boonsiri Ferry: Koh Kut, the fourth largest and smallest populated Island with only about 2000 local residents. The laid back Island life resemble that of koh Samui some 20 years ago and Koh Kut is pulling more tourist each passing year. So be there before it looses the present Island appeal almost unspoilt.
Boonsiri Company offers a complete package service from seamless transfers to and return from the Island to lodging at its own eco-friendly Jungle Lodge, just ten minutes from the beach. http://www.boonsiriferry.com/how-to-get-there

 

On arrival at Trat, we are herded on a local songkaew (pick-up truck) for a 20 minute drive to the ferry terminal. Its noon and after lunch, we board on Boonsiri High-speed Ferry for a final transfer cruising about 1-1/2 hour. At the exit of the Koh Kut pier, we are transferred to the Jungle lodge to spend a few nights.

 

Log cabins abound tropical jungle with swaying palm trees live up to the name of the resort, with a spacious restaurant by the large pool area. We check in to our standard log cabin in one of the two categories, the other being a small room, each fitted with a comfy bed with a mosquito net and an attached bath. The accommodation is basic without a TV and usual amenities in the room

 

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At the restaurant, dining concept is primarily based on Thai cuisines, however a few continental favorites can be served. The National dish: tom yam is served in a hot bowl, somewhat, like it is usually served in the North Thailand. Thai salad and curries (pomelo shrimp salad, green curry with chicken), phad Thai (Thai style fried or steamed fish and other seafood dishes form the main part of the menu at the restaurant. The manager at the lodge can arrange hire a motor bike to explore the Island on your own.
http://junglekohkoodresort.com/en/

 

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While the Jungle Lodge is away from the beach, a ten minute ride on a pick-up truck or bike will take you to the beach lined with some of the high-end resorts like Peter Pan, Wendy The Pool and Tinker Bell.
Across the road near the beach, the Mark House is a high-end guest house B&B type abode with neat, stylish rooms each with a roomy bathroom and the garden area has a large pool. Homemade breakfast is basic but will keep you going until lunch time. Along the road there are nearby restaurant serving Thai and continental food.
https://web.facebook.com/MarkHouse.kokut/

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During this stay on the Island, we visit for a few hours to indulge into the luxury of Soneva Kiri bare foot luxury Resort in howling wilderness. Many of the independent villas are directly located on the beach. https://www.soneva.com/soneva-kiri/

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