Koh Kood Neverland Beach Resort

Koh Kood Neverland Beach Resort

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The ageing Neverland Resort is the only place to stay on Ao Jak with its countless palm trees set between a great beachfront and turquoise-water estuary.

Travelfish says:

Made of coconut wood and woven bamboo with metal or thatched roofs, the rooms have dated interiors with old block TVs, firm mattresses and hot-water wet bathrooms that could use some upgrades. All rooms have a rustic cabin feel and seem to have been designed for Thai families, with extra mattresses coming standard in both the low- and mid-range rooms.

Enjoy the views from your deck. : David Luekens.
Enjoy the views from your deck. Photo: David Luekens

The cheaper digs sit beside the khlong within a two-minute stroll (or paddle) of the beach. A couple of duplex structures at the rear each have one room on either side and a bathroom shared at the centre, plus a common deck—very good value for families renting both rooms. Those have tiled floors and concrete walls and the one we walked through appeared bright and well kept.

The priciest bungalows have porches and glass doors affording sea views through the many palms of a seafront lawn and garden. Here you’ll find tons of space to roam along with kayaks, loungers and a small stupa and spirit house. Though we haven’t tried the food, Neverland’s beachfront cafe has a rooftop terrace where you can chill beneath the casuarinas.

Interiors are plain, but the rooms are clean. : David Luekens.
Interiors are plain, but the rooms are clean. Photo: David Luekens

The receptionist who showed us around was notably patient and approachable; it took him half a minute to explain the available rooms and invite us for a look before we’d even asked. Neverland draws large groups of Thais on weekends, however, and we assume the small staff becomes more preoccupied when that’s the case. We were told that free WiFi works in the restaurant.

While Neverland can be reached by road you can also approach it by walking around the headland from Khlong Hin—that’s what we did and it’s a dreamy wander out of the woods, across the wooden bridge, over the estuary and into the green grounds packed with palms.

Enjoy the walk around from Khlong Hin. : Stuart McDonald.
Enjoy the walk around from Khlong Hin. Photo: Stuart McDonald

The room rates we saw listed on Neverland’s website were almost double those printed in a brochure that we received at the property. The brochure prices were, in turn, slightly more expensive than the walk-in rates that we were quoted at a busy time in February.

Contact details for Koh Kood Neverland Beach Resort

Address: Ao Khlong Jak, Ko Kut
T: (099) 109 2722; (094) 856 1177;  
Email: kohkoodneverland@gmail.com
Web: http://www.neverlandresort.com
Coordinates (for GPS): 102º33'19.16" E, 11º35'47.2" N
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Room rates: 1,500B to 4,000B

Room rates

What we were quoted as a walk-in.

Standard double room
Duplex with shared bathroom, groups can rent both rooms
1,300 baht 1,300 baht
Bungalow air-con private bathroom
River view
1,400 baht 1,700 baht
Deluxe bungalow 1,600 baht 2,200 baht

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David Luekens first came to Thailand in 2005 when Thai friends from his former home of Burlington, Vermont led him on a life-changing trip. Based in Thailand since 2011, he spends much of his time eating in Bangkok street markets and island hopping the Andaman Sea.

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