Thailand, East Coast and Islands
Info : Away
Away Koh Kood is a rustic, small, boutique hotel on the sleepy shores of Koh Kood Island. Located close to the border with Cambodia, the island is one of Thailand’s few remaining unspoilt gems. With no convenience shops, banks or places to change money, Koh Kood is a great spot for a Robinson Crusoe style getaway.
Away features a range of well appointed wooden bungalows overlooking a secluded bay that you can kayak to for swimming and sunbathing on the beach. The rooms are split into three categories: Oceanfront Deluxe Bungalow (the top category with unobstructed views of the beach), Ocean Facing Deluxe set a little further back and the Duplexes right at the top of the hill. The Duplexes have 2 storeys and are very spacious but have steep steps and ladder style access to the upper floor so are not for everyone.
The resort also has its own in-house spa offering the usual range of relaxing treatments. Activities on offer include scuba diving, sea kayaking, snorkelling and trips to neighbouring islands.
The resort is a great place to go and forget about the outside world, slip into life that moves at snails pace and try and get Away from it all!
Superior - This is what we would describe as our standard category. These will be decent 3/4* hotels providing a really good level of service. We would generally expect them to be providing a little something extra, in terms of character, guest experience or facilities too.
The Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok was superb and we couldn’t fault it. Wonderful service, friendly and helpful staff, amazing breakfast buffets, what more could you ask for?