The more popular of the other islands that lie to the south of Ko Chang are Ko Kood, Ko Maak and Ko Wai. If it's peace and solitude and the chance to dive or snorkel in and amongst some of Asia's most stunning coral reefs, then the outer islands is where you should head for.
Ko Kood island
Ko Kood island has a good number of pristine beaches with crystal clear water. Inside the island Ko Kood is very wild and jungle-like with scores of coconut and rubber tree plantations. The best time for a visit to Ko Kood is between beginning of November and the end of February. At this time it is relatively cool, dry and mostly sunny. But until the end of May, when it is hotter than the cool season, a visit is still convenient.
But it is the underwater world of Ko Kood, largely untouched and unexplored, that is the main attraction. For example, the reef Ko Mai Si Lek, a small island located roughly a mile off the northwest side of Ko Kood consists of hard corals such as the acropora and porites species.
You can even live the dive lifestyle and explore the underwater world like never before and become a PADI Master Scuba Diver.
For accommodation, Away Ko Kood is the epitome of an island hideaway. The resort features spacious luxury bungalow villas, with private terraces and sea views from almost every room. The resort has the largest activity and dive centre on the island, so guests can enjoy not only the beauty and peacefulness of the resort, but also everything the island has to offer. To make a booking, click here.
Ko Maak island
Unlike Ko Chang and Ko Kood, Ko Maak is fairly flat and well cultivated with coconut and rubber plantations. There are plenty of bays to the west of the island and has windsurfing and diving schools at the Lazy Days resort.
Ko Wai is a small island with two tranquil beaches. There is some good snorkelling to be experienced amongst the coral and is possibly the most beautiful island in the Ko Chang chain.