With its quiet rocky coves and mangrove estuaries, Ko Kut is great for snorkelling and kayaking. Most resorts offer equipment. Standup paddleboards can be rented from View Point Cafe for 200/800B per hour/day.

A dozen or so dive sites crowd around the island's west coast, and local outfits can also take you to Ko Rang and Ko Mak sites.

Beaches & Villages

White-sand beaches with gorgeous aquamarine water lie along the western and southern sides of the island, some occupied by a single resort but accessible to all. Hat Khlong Chao is the island’s best and could easily compete with Samui’s Hat Chaweng in a beach beauty contest. Ao Noi is a pretty boulder-strewn beach with a steep drop-off and steady waves for strong swimmers. Ao Prao is another lovely sweep of sand, with a photogenic wooden pier. Also worthing checking out are Ao Jak Nok (Neverland Beach) and Hat Khlong Hin.

On the far eastern side of the island, Ao Yai is a classic stilt fishing village worth a visit for the view and to have lunch at one of the excellent seafood restaurants.

There is no public transport on Ko Kut; taxi services exist and you can rent motorbikes for exploring the west-coast beaches. The main road is mostly paved all the way from Ao Yai in the southeast to Ao Noi in the northeast, but some of the access roads to beaches are unpaved and a bit rough.