Hidden amongst the hills and rainforest that cover this island are waterfalls and fishing villages where the locals still
live in stilted houses.
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One of Thailand’s largest but least populated islands, Koh Kood boasts untamed jungle, vibrant fishing villages and some of the country’s finest beaches. Inspire your imagination with one-of-a-kind excursions and activities. Spend your days exploring hidden coves and palm-tree lined bays, snorkelling in crystal clear waters, hiking through the lush forest to cascading waterfalls or savouring Thai flavours at local restaurants.
Re-Connect with Nature
Ao Yai Fishing Village
Located on the south-east coast of Koh Kood, Ao Yai is a picturesque glimpse into the lives of local fishermen, with its stilted houses and walkways that hug one side of the bay.
Just five minutes from Soneva Kiri by boat, Koh Raet is one of Koh Kood’s most unique dive spots. Snorkel around the sunken sculptures and explore the dense coral formations.
Klong Chao Waterfall
Hidden amongst vast swathes of untouched rainforest is the stunning Klong Chao waterfall. Take a dip in its cooling freshwater lagoon and swim beneath its refreshing cascades.
With clear, clean waters, abundant with marine life, the Koh Rang Yi National Marine Park is a short 45-minute boat ride from Koh Kood.
Ao Salat Fishing Village
On the north-east tip of Koh Kood, Ao Salat is a fishing village and the main entry point onto the island. Here you will find local shops selling dried seafood brought in on the fishing boats.
Huang Nam Keaw Waterfall
Further up from Klong Chao waterfall is this hidden gem, deep in the jungle. A refreshing oasis during the rainy season, this waterfall that splashes down over multiple levels is worth the journey.
Dine Around Koh Kood
Dine at these iconic spots around Koh Kood. Experience flavours and ingredients indigenous to this magical island. Some of our favourites include: Chonticha, Khun Nuch’s, Fisherman Hut, Rabiang Mai Restaurant and Kraten Restaurant.
Learn more about the local way of life on Koh Kood. Visit the Ao Salat fishing village, lose yourself in the natural beauty of the lush mangrove forest, and take a dip in the magnificent Klong Chao waterfall and its cooling freshwater pools.
Soneva Kiri’s Solar reef garden, a man-made Eco solar powered reef. An artificial structure with coral transplantation grafted to it. This naturally attracts numerous species of fish which will settle and then choose it as a place for reproduction. The sculpture garden just off Koh Raet’s south coast is definitely one of the most unique dive sites around Koh Kood.
Koh Raet, just 5 minutes from Soneva Kiri by boat, is one of Koh Kood’s most unique dive and snorkelling sites – with a dense natural reef, teeming with fish and crustacea, and a sunken sculpture garden, where you can spot an elephant, tiger, horse, cow and a dog on the sandy seabed.
Step aboard a wooden boat and sip on a glass of Champagne as the sun sets on the horizon. When you arrive at Ao Salat fishing village, you’ll be welcomed by a local family into their traditional house to experience their way of life, and indulge in a seafood barbecue, prepared by our chef from the freshest locally-sourced ingredients.
Learn the culinary arts from our talented team of chefs. Discover the secrets of authentic Thai cuisine with Chef Tuk, which includes a visit to the Ao Salat fishing village to source the freshest ingredients. Take a tour around our organic gardens with a cooking class at Colours of the Garden, including medicinal mixology with our Botanical Bartender. Or take your place at our Chef’s Table to learn how to recreate some of your favourite dishes from our menus. Advanced reservation required.
Step aboard a wooden fishing boat to explore some of Thailand’s most beautiful beaches, bays and hidden coves. The boat becomes your private beach club at anchor: snorkel, swim ashore to sunbathe, go kayaking or paddle boarding, and enjoy a gourmet lunch, prepared on board. Each day takes you to a different beach, including: Klong Chao Beach, Ao Kluai, Koh Rang’s Blue Lagoon, Klong Han Beach,
Ao Tapao, Klong Ngamko Beach and Takhian Beach.
Choose from a one-day cruise or the full seven-day adventure.
Explore Koh Kood’s unspoiled rainforest ecosystems with a hike to the nearby Yai Ki waterfall. Cool off in the cascade and take a refreshing dip in the clear natural pool, then discover the nearby flora and fauna with our expert guide.
If you would rather not hike, we can arrange for you to get to the waterfall by car.
Only available between May and November.