Travel from Koh Chang to Koh Kood is an expensive journey and while considering the alternatives we reluctantly pay the priciest option travelling by speed boat. Choosing the slow boat, while slightly cheaper (700 Baht), it does add 3 hours to the journey and ultimately wastes a whole lot of time. Travel takes roughly 1 hour 30 mins from Koh Chang to Koh Kood by speed boat and costs 900 Baht. You can easily book this journey throughout Koh Chang and it’s always best to book a day in advance to ensure a seat on-board. Tickets include pickup from your hotel and drop-off at your Koh Kood hotel pier. The same goes for the other islands en route, Koh Maak costs 550 Baht. Note if travelling from the mainland you can skip past Koh Chang and go direct to Koh Kood by slow boat from Trat (300 Baht).
The Koh Chang to Koh Kood speed boat leaves Bang Bao Pier daily, starting around 09.30am (the time we travel) but it is best to confirm times once on Koh Chang. The route passes Koh Wai, Koh Kham, Koh Maak and finally Koh Kood in that order but chances are you’ll stop only at the three main islands Koh Wai, Koh Maak and Koh Kood – few travel to Koh Kham.
Koh Wai is the closest island, smallish and looks to have nice beaches but I’ve yet to take a close up look. Koh Kham is the smallest island with no hotels so if you do plan on visiting it’s best to stay opposite at Koh Maak where you can travel back and forth with no problem (we Kayak between the two). Koh Maak is the 2nd biggest island en route and is definitely worth a visit. The gem however is Koh Kood and while more expensive the beaches here are close to Paradise.