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    We stayed here.

    The price included a song thaew pick up from chantaburi bus station and speed boat to the resort.

    All food was included...you had to have a serious love of squid and crab, as we do.

    A week would probably be too long though...3-4 days ideal.

    A snorkelling trip was included.

    Looking at the website pics it doesn't seem to have changed much.

    Captainhook Resort Koh Kood

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    No wonder why it seemed expensive, those prices are insane

    Unless time is at an extreme premium, just roll off the boat and all will be fine

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    Aye, but if you've just got a few days and can afford it you can do it the other way too.

    Didn't check the current prices though, I admit.

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    ^^ Fuckin hell, yeah, 8K a night.

    Fuck that eh?

    I think it was about 2-3k back in the day.

    Now they've added a plunge pool () and they're charging 8k.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    The price included a song thaew pick up from chantaburi bus station and speed boat to the resort.
    140 kilometres by song thaew and speed boat?

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    Check their website.

    It was over a decade ago and I couldn't really give a toss tbh.

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    Why is there no national park fee charged on arrival at the island?

    Would anyone recommend Chicken Bay?

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    crazy prices. thats 5 star resort with everything you want. might as well go to myanmar for that amount.

    much better places to go than koh kood (unless of course youre based on the eastern seaboard and have nowhere else to go).

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    like pretty much anywhere in the south outside of the shithole that is phuket.

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    I've been to many islands in the south. I thought Ko Kood stood up quite well

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    I've been twice, first time stayed at a 600 baht/night fan bungalow gaff on the beach - nice enough. Second time at a 1500/night gaff with a pool, but a 15 minute walk to the beach.

    Can't remember the name of either. Just have pics somewhere on the EHD.

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    ^ Likewise.

    Kaibae was definitely the place for me. White Sands was busy and not at all laid back, and lonely beach looked like a shanty town. I took a great ride around to the other side of the island and found a small deserted beach next to a monument to a battle with someone (Japanese or French, can't recall). The roads there were made for motorbiking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redhaze View Post
    I've been to many islands in the south. I thought Ko Kood stood up quite well
    for the price? kood is nice but considering how little variety is on offer there + the cost, its hard to justify.

    id much prefer somewhere like phayam for half the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samsara
    for the price? kood is nice but considering how little variety is on offer there + the cost, its hard to justify.
    Its beautiful and deserted, so I guess it just depends on what you want. Agree on the price criticism though. Have never been to phayam, just googled some pictures though and it looks very nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samsara View Post
    kood is nice but considering how little variety is on offer there + the cost, its hard to justify.

    id much prefer somewhere like phayam for half the price.
    You were saying the entire island of Koh Kood was a waste of time a few posts ago.

    It's not cheap, but bear in mind that the link I posted up includes all food and transfers. Still, I concede it's not brilliant value. I'd pay it again though if the place is anywhere near as good as it was on my last visit.

    I agree Phayam is nice, but man it gets wet often down Ranong way. Does it still close up for half the year? It's certainly not somewhere you go to for 'variety' unless they've built a dolphinarium since my visit 15 years ago.

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