“I have no idea why people go to Phuket for a beach holiday. Sure, the Andaman sea is clearer, the underwater life is more diverse, the facilities are more developed, and there’s even Michelin cuisine to be had these days. However, for those of us who call the Kingdom home, the Gulf beats the Andaman any day of the week— particularly in the “off season” on Koh Kood.
Let’s get this out of the way. There is only one truly luxurious place to stay on Koh Kood: Soneva Kiri. The private plane takes off from Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok; it’s a little cramped— as private planes tend to be— and not a tiny bit frightening to see how pilots work. This is the only way to fly to Koh Kood…”