Advice about how to go to Koh Kood : Taking the bus from bangkok is probably easier for going to the pier to get speed boat to Koh kood,, the bus takes about 5-6 hours..if you're booking with Siriwhite Speed Boat, they provide a transfer (im not sure if its free or cost about 60 baht)from the bus terminal to the pier, but flying to Trat Airport, only choice you have is taking a private van or private sedan which costs about 1100 Baht( with Koh Chang Minibus which u have to book it through their own website only) or 1800 Baht (with Bangkok Limousine which is a company providing transfers to various places from Trat Airport) It takes 1 hour from the airport to the Laem Sok pier where u get speed boats to Koh Kood. If you travel to Koh Chang, its much easier flying to Trat since the airport is way closer to the Koh Chang ferry pier and they also provide the share van transfer to your resort in Koh Chang, u dont even have to book it, u just pay when u arrive at Trat Airport.
All in all , the staffs are very nice and helpful even though it's probably hard for tourists since they probably dont speak english very well. It's all the same at any hotels of Centara that the staffs arent that fluent in english. even their 5 stars hotels.
I just dont like their accommodation that much since its been run down but it looks friendly with the environment. only thing i love from this place is that i could see a very nice view of the beach from my bed. I would choose to wake up early in the morning every day here in Koh Kood with the nice view and the tranquilment that I will never be able to find in Bangkok.
if you dont mind paying high price but getting low quality of accommodation, Away would be one of your good choice.. the room doesnt suit the price shown on booking website. it's been run down,especially the bathroom. i dont recommend this place for people who are "sensitive" with toilet and bathroom. since the toilet design makes the staffs hard to clean it all up so i could see hmm dirty stuff on it. the water has some kind of salty taste too, I had to use drinking water this time to brush my teeth.and since the resort have some kind of "Eco policy" , they save everything they can save. I totally understand that they try to be friendly to the environment as much as they can but im not sure if this policy goes well with hotel industry since most of people expects good room, good food, good services, and good facilities especially when staying at high star-rating hotels. I really want Away to develop their accommodation and their policy. i think they could probably be better than this.
I rent a motorbike and search for some other places for hanging out too , Tinkerbell resort and Shantaa resort is one of resorts i recommend for having a good meal , they have more food to choose on the menu and good quality of food serves (especially at Shantaa, but its just not beach front resort, u can still get panoramic view of the sea though). and Tinkerbell is probably one of the best resorts in Koh Kood with its location and environment, the white sand with clear water is just right in front of u, i didnt see the room though but i think it would worth more staying at Tinkerbell.
just check urself first what you like and what u r like before booking so that u wouldnt regret it later. it is a risk too booking an accommodation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Away Resorts on Koh Kood is the epitome of an island hideaway. The resort features spacious luxury bungalow villas, with private terraces and sea views from almost every room. The resort has the largest activity and dive centre on the island, so guests can enjoy not only the beauty and peacefulness of the resort, but also everything the island has to offer. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Away Koh Kood Hotel Koh Kood
- Away Hotel Trat
- Away Resort Trat