Koh Chang, Koh Kood & Kod Mak
Why visit Koh Mak and Koh Kood?
Koh Mak island has 27 km of coastline and is the perfect spot to relax and get away from it all if you've had too much time on the banana boat or jetski. This island has no liquor stores, bars or pubs, and instead you can spend your time kayaking, snorkelling, diving, visiting the temple or checking out a museum of artefacts and photos of Koh Mak.
Koh Kood is another quiet island and a great place for those who like to walk through the jungle, discover the beauty of waterfalls, enjoy a day on the beach by swimming in crystal clear water or explore the island roads by scooter or bicycle. The island has only one small bank and three ATM machines so we recommend bringing cash with you!
Fishing villages on Koh Kood
If you'd like to spend time with the local people and see their way of life or perhaps visit one of the local seafood restaurants, you should visit Ao Salad in the northeast or Ao Yai in the southeast of the island
Phoenix Muay Thai Gym on Koh Mak
For something a bit different, this gym is a unique place to visit for all levels of students. All lessons are led by professionals of course, and the gym is easily accessed from anywhere on the island. It is open every day except Tuesday, from 9am to 6pm except Tuesday.
Koh Mak Cooking School
A great opportunity to learn how to cook traditional Thai, family-style dishes. English is spoken, and you when you finish the course you will receive a cookbook with recipes that you have learned. The school is located near Ao Nid Pier and courses are available every day.
How to get to Koh Chang, Koh Mak and Koh Kood
The islands are easily accessible from Trat province on the Cambodian border. How you choose to get to Trat depends on your budget: If you prefer comfort, you can go by car, for the fastest option fly to Trat airport (one hour from Bangkok), but the cheapest option is to catch the public bus.
Koh Chang is closest to the mainland and it takes just 30 to 45 minutes from the pier in Trat.
Koh Kood island is in the South-East part of the Gulf of Thailand. You can travel by plane, bus or minivan to Trat and then take a high-speed ferry from Laem Sok Pier to Ao Salad Pier on the island, in about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
The small island of Koh Mak is situated around 10km north of Koh Kood and is connected to the mainland by speed boat from Krom Luang Pier close to Laem Ngop village in the south of Trat. High-speed boats run several times per day.
There are also boats between these three islands.
Traveling to Koh Kood and Koh Mak
Trat — Koh Kood 1H
Trat — Koh Mak 2H
Koh Mak — Koh Kood 30 min
Koh Chang — Koh Mak 1H