Siam Beach Resort is located on Ao Bang Bao Beach on the island of Koh Kod. Ao Bang Bao Beach i’m told, is one of the most beautiful bays on Koh Kood. We had to take the websites and guide books word for it as we didn’t manage to venture very far from the idyllic and picturesque resort of Siam Beach.

Koh Kood is a short boat ride from Leam Ngob pier, 17km from the lovely town of Trat. Historically Ko Kood has been more of a package destination and less setup for independent travel. That’s all changed now days and there’s plenty of accommodation to choose from and a new ferry service “Koh Kood Seatran” and an “Island Hopper” service for exploring the other islands.

The boat stops off at a number of beaches before reaching Ao Bang Bao Beach, which was definitely the nicest we stopped at. The Bay really is beautiful, long and sweeping, fringed with palm trees and stunningly clear turquoise water. There’s one resort up the far end of the beach on a spot not really as nice as Siam Beach’s whose huts sit unobtrusively a few meters back from the beach. The resort has a bar and restaurant serving the usual beach bbq and a selection of accommodation to suit most from basic fan rooms to luxury ac rooms. We we’re happy with our fan rooms as temperatures we’re nice and cool in the evenings. It also has free kayak rental if your feeling adventurous.

Further Reading: Getting to Koh Kood