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Trat is positioned about 320 kilometers east of Bangkok. The large islands in this area include Koh Kood and Koh Mak and are lesser known, which offer a fantastic escape from the busier area of Koh Chang. Both Koh Kood and Koh Mak offer a small choice of resorts, pristine beaches and tranquillity. Below are some of the attractions you may want to consider.
Klong Chao Waterfall
Around 70% of Koh Kood involves a tropical ancient rain forest with the Klong Chao Waterfall in the middle. This waterfalls flows through the year and provides a fantastic location to stop off and have a swim. This location is easy to access by foot, taxi, bicycle or motorbike. Entrance to the waterfall is free. However, various resorts provide trips to the location and the best time to frequent this area would be between August to January.
Bang Bao Bay
Bang Bao Bay is a stunning popular area in Koh Kood positioned South West of this island and is easy to access by motorbike or taxi. This is the ideal spot for snorkeling activities where the water is a beautiful turquoise, clear color. This bay is regarded as a safe area for children as the sea is calm there are no rocks and the water descends gradually. All the hotels in the nearby area are available for renting kayaks and the snorkeling sets or to get something to drink or eat or to enjoy a massage.
Baan Suan Homestay
Baan Suan is a fantastic coffee shop and homestay in close distance to Bang Boa Bay. This location is very easy to access from the road, but still offers a quiet and relaxing atmosphere. This homestay consists of six separate rooms in a stunningly designed home. Over and above the fantastic smoothies and outstanding coffee you can also enjoy a wide selection of Western and Thai snacks and breakfast if you decide to use the accommodation on offer. Right next to Baan Suan you can explore the mini-market or visit one of the popular massage salons. Depending on the time of the years you can also enjoy some of the seasonal fruits straight from the surrounding garden.
Koh Kood Divers
Koh Kood is rated as the top choice for a number of marine adventures. When you visit Koh Kood Divers you will enjoy a hassle-free and relaxed environment that offers outstanding diving opportunities. Whether you are an experienced, beginner of just interested in finding out what diving involves, this location can cater to your needs. Located on the shores of Bang Boa Bay, the Koh Kood Divers offers flexibility to their customers. The courses are scheduled to fit your requirements and how long you will be in Thailand. In addition, the diving instructors can even come to your accommodation or resort to complete your theory lessons.
The institution known as Meow Massage has been in business in Koh Kood for over 13 years. The guests who are interested in getting a massage from most of the surrounding resorts or any other location around Koh Kood will most likely enjoy this massage from a masseuse who works for Meow Massage. The friendly team at Meow Massage are more focused on individual approaches. This is due to the fact that the traditional form of Thai massage is often rough or painful especially for women. The staff at this shop is informed on this aspect and knows that the majority of the tourists that visit the area will prefer a softer treatment. The team all speak English and are able to communicate well with their clients.