Do not go to this island/resort in the wet season (we went in July - bad idea! - check the forecasts) unless you enjoy being trapped indoors in a dark/tired Bali-inspired beach hut watching DVDs, cursing the incessant, pounding rain and overcast 'where is the sun' conditions.
Do not fall for the block booking all up front payment arrangement (still relatively expensive for what is on offer for this time of year) used to draw you in (it is non-refundable), the hotel reservation department could not/will not care less if...
a) you have to cut short your thailand trip due to unforeseen circumstances.
b) you want to salvage what is left of your precious remaining days and chase the sun/dry conditions elsewhere in Thailand (I.e. Koh Samui area).
There is no sense of empathy, just a cold-hearted, 'well it was stated as a non-refundable' booking response.' In short I lost 2-3 nights worth of funds and left.
We did visit the beach where the resort was located and we found general rubbish strewn across it, an 'absolut' vodka bottle entrenched on the sand.
All said and done foolish on my part to have been suckered in, but the real kick in the teeth was that the hotel reservation dept. was unwilling to come to any sort of compromise. I guess they have to play hard for their money in the so-called euphemism aka 'green season.' One positive - nice, friendly staff/and I suppose the hotel show their best colours post-monsoon season.
Reader beware - at this time of year research sunniest/driest conditions in Thailand if you value outdoor activity - koh kood does not fall in the above categories nor does it cater for indoor activity.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Looking for a laidback luxurious feel, with a fine cuisine, lush tropical surroundings, and an infinity pool on an island off the beaten track? Then Ko Kood Beach Resort might well be your choice. Begin your day with a fresh fruit smoothie. Do some snorkeling from our small beach, or swim in our infinity pool, with outstanding views of the lush tropical surroundings. Play beach volley with our staff, or kayak until light gets dimmer and a few bats starts to circle the sky. Order a cold Singha beer, and capture the sunset from our restaurant, with magnificent ocean view, and a tasty Thai kitchen known for its delicious seafood. And then we haven't even mentioned our staff. Trust us. They will make you feel special, in their own relaxed way. Ko Kood Beach Resort is embracing the laid backness of Ko Kood Island. At Koh Kood life is slower and more quiet, and for long it has been one of the better kept secrets. Make Ko Kood Beach Resort your own little secret. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Koh Kood Beach Hotel Koh Kood