Tourists have been flocking to Thailand to get a taste of many small and remote yet stunning islands scattered around the country. Koh Kood located in the gulf of Thailand, easternmost side of the region, just before Cambodia is one of those islands that has its own magnet to draw visitors across the globe.These days, the more remote the island is the more people chase and head to that destination. This is the same like the island I recently visited where lush tropical surroundings, white sands, crystal clear water, and natural beauty deliver an outstanding vista with tranquil ambience.
There is no direct flight to this remote island, so first I took a flight to Bangkok, continued on to a region called Trat, then another hour by boat to reach Koh Kood. The trip itself already felt like a journey, and once you disembarked from the boat, smelling the calm ambience in the air and warm sand fondling your feet, you know it’s all worthwhile.
Koh Kood has a population of less than 2000; mostly live on a traditional fishing village embracing its visitors to do nature-related activity and to take you away from the hustle and bustle of everyday’s life into a slow and tranquil way of life. Almost all activities at Koh Kood is related to visiting nature wonders and activities (waterfalls, ancient tree, caves, etc.) and the beaches at Koh Kood is a hidden gem, with minimal human interaction and tropical breeze gently caressing your heart and mind. The island is the fourth largest island in Thailand, but one of the least developed.
One perfect choice of accommodation is definitely Soneva Kiri situated on the mainland of Koh Kood, northeast tip of the island. All guests of Soneva Kiri are giving the privilege of flying by direct private plane to their own private airport, which is a 5-minute speedboat journey from the pier. Soneva Kiri is the latest Soneva, a world leading environmental luxury resort operator, offering an unrivalled combination of luxury, environmentally friendly design and unforgettable, authentic Thai experiences. The resort is developed with the principles of naturally ecological design and materials selection, and with construction methods adapted to protect the environment.
Soneva Kiri features Twenty-four villas and eleven private residences on either beach level hillsides or cliff tops, all overlooking the Gulf of Thailand and each has its own stunning infinity pools, impossibly chic furnishings, and personal electric buggies. Guests are pampered with plush facilities, attentive and pleasant services. Dining options are varied and they are more than happy to arrange a romantic, private or exlusive Tree Pod dining, and intimate moonlit dinners on a private beach. Six Senses Spa is also availble to indulge guests with personalized spa journeys, wellness activites, workshios and lifestyle programmes along with astonishing views. If you fancy to just unwind all day, The Beach is the ultimate place get lazy doing nothing or in the opposite you may do some water activities like snorkeling, kayaking and windsurfing.
It’s no surprise some say Koh Kood is one of the best islands in Asia delivering one of a kind peaceful and lovely tropical opulent holiday.