Seafood lunch at Ao Yai, Ko Kut.

Seafood lunch at Ao Yai, Ko Kut.

Seafood lunch at Ao Yai, Ko Kut.

Taken on: 25th April, 2013. Copyright: All Rights Reserved - See travelfishery's page of Flickr

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We're going to go out on a limb and declare Ko Kut (also spelt Ko Kood) to be the most beautiful island we've seen in Thailand over two decades of travel to the kingdom. There. We said it. It really is just drop dead gorgeous. And we strongly recommend you add it to your itinerary the next time you holiday in Thailand.

Set to the south of better known Ko Chang and Ko Maak, Ko Kut is a large, mountainous island whose interior remains largely jungle covered and whose western and southern coasts are dotted with glorious white-sand beaches. The waters surrounding the island are crystal clear and some beaches have an other-worldly Maldivian appearance. It's beautiful.

There is a good all-weather sealed road that runs much of the island's length from Ao Salad ... Read our complete Ko Kut travel guide

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