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    After Christmas trip. Chantaburi and Koh Kut.

    With Covid this was our first trip out of Bangkok in 21 months. Just a night in Chantaburi and 3 on Koh Kut. Koh Kut turned out to be a true gem, just a lovely island that wants to remain undeveloped to preserve it beauty and nature. No cars on the island, just small motorscooters and songthaews for public transport.

    Nice balcony and view from the hotel in Chantaburi, really only saw the huge Catholic church and the gem center where the wife had a good time.

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    The early off to Koh Kut, its only an hours drive to the ferry in Trat. The bungalow and grounds. Old family run place that has kept building to a minimum. Could have easily had three times as many rooms.

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    First of 3 brilliant sunsets.

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    Starter the first night, scallops in a cream and garlic sauce.

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    Up early to tour the island on our trusty Honda Click.

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    These beaches were all right close to the bungalows or within a few K.

    Klong Chao waterfall was quite nice as well.

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    I will add more later. Was simply a great getaway. Driving back we made it home in 5 hours, even stopping for lunch and petrol and bathroom break.

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    A perfect Thai break. That water looks damn nice!

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    Do you know if there's a transport system in place from U-Tapao airport, such as minivan direct to pier with a waiting ferry?

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    Looks very nice!! I am googling Koh Kut right now
    Thanks for sharing

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    ^^You'd be better off flying into Trat wouldn't you? Rayong to Trat is no half hour joy-ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    ^^You'd be better off flying into Trat wouldn't you? Rayong to Trat is no half hour joy-ride.
    Yup, exactly but Trat is not a cheap place to fly to. Boonsiri Ferry is who you might check for connections and the such.

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    This 500 year old tree out in the jungle was "fun to get to". Damn big reminded me of redwoods in a sense, just the majesty of it.


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    ^AO, the last 2 attachments don't show

    Very nice. Thanks for the pics! HNY to you & yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    ^AO, the last 2 attachments don't show

    Very nice. Thanks for the pics! HNY to you & yours.
    Thanks Katie and right back to you. They showed for a couple of hours, should be okay now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Koh Kut turned out to be a true gem
    Looks lovely, never made it there yet but i'll add it to my list.

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    Koh Kut, never even heard of it but those pics make me want to go. Thanks AO.

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    A well earned break!
    Could do with a break on Koh Kut myself right about now.

    Nice trip report AO, HNY to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    Could do with a break on Koh Kut myself right about now.

    Nice trip report AO, HNY to you.
    Your boys would flip out mate. Thanks very much and right back to you.

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    How busy was the island/resort?

    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    Do you know if there's a transport system in place from U-Tapao airport, such as minivan direct to pier with a waiting ferry?
    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Yup, exactly but Trat is not a cheap place to fly to.
    Allegedly there is a BKK-Koh Mai flightto the adjacent island airport.

    "Soneva Kiri operates two separate eight-seater Grand Caravan Aircraft to and from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International
    Airport. The transfer time takes approximately 90 minutes from Bangkok (BKK) to Koh Mai Si (MSI), Soneva Kiri’s Airport Island.

    Upon landing at Koh Mai Si, you will be escorted to the waiting speedboat, for a 5 minute speedboat ride to Soneva Kiri.


    First and last flight arrival times to Soneva Kiri:
    07:30 - 17:10
    First and last flight departure times from Soneva Kiri:07:50 - 17:30

    TRANSFER OPTIONS

    Soneva Kiri transfer from Bangkok

    PriceDurations

    Round trip USD 650 per person 75 minutes
    One way Private Plane Charter
    USD 5,000"

    https://www.elegant-travel.de/medien...er-options.pdf
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    ^ It was filling up as we left on the 30th. Boats were packed with people heading over as well. A full island this year. Oh Oh please dont post up private super luxury resorts that have no relevance to my thread. The closest any of us will get to the Soneva Kiri is the gate we found. At 45,000 to 55,000 baht a night there wont be too many TD'ers there.

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    Nice one AO things are on the up n up with posters able to get out for a wee holiday. I also enjoyed koh kut . Done a thread on it many years back called Vientiane to ko Chang road trip or something like that. Thanks for posting and happy new year

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    super luxury resorts that have no relevance to my thread.
    The airport serves Koh Kut/Koh Kood, different spelling.

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    There are also ferries from Laem Ngop and Kho Mak

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    No it does not it serves the Soneva Kiri hotel only. Please stop with the googling. The ferry to Ko Kut leaves from Laem Sok pier not Laem Ngop.

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    Nice one AO.

    I enjoyed a couple of nights on Koh Kood too. Always meant to try the neighbouring Koh Mak with its horizontal coconut tree, next time I was on Koh Chang...

    Maybe next year.

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    Looks brilliant AO. It is nice to get out. Almost like Koh Samed 25 years ago!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWilly View Post
    Almost like Koh Samed 25 years ago!
    Way bigger, mountainous, and a population that does not want to sell it out. Remarkable actually.

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