Peter Pan Resort, Koh Kood, Trat, Thailand
Peter Pan Resort is a luxurious Thai resort located on the sandy white beaches of Koh Kood. The resort includes views of the Klong Chaow Canal, the Klong Chaow mangrove forests, and crystal clear water from its rooms, private terraces, swimming pools, and resort areas. The atmosphere at Peter Pan Resort is calm and comforting, with a natural feel in the resort lodgings and surroundings.
Peter Pan Resort is made up of sophisticated villas along the beach and canal and offers amenities such as king sized beds, personal jacuzzi’s, air conditioning, private terraces, televisions, refrigerators, safe lockers for your valuables, and elegantly decorated but simple rooms. Different room types are available for your families needs including single rooms plus bathroom for couples visiting the resort, two bedrooms and two bathrooms for two visiting couples or smaller families, and two bedrooms and one bathroom for smaller families. More options will become available as new construction is completed in the near future.
Peter Pan Resort offers single room rates with breakfast included for those who wish to experience lunch and dinner outside of the Resort, or full packages for either three days and two nights or two days and one night. Packages include seafood and western style buffets, a guided hiking trip including a visit to the areas largest waterfall, nightly fire dancing shows, a snorkeling trip, kayaking, beach volleyball, sea swimming, and a speedboat ride. Packages include two snacks, two breakfasts, either one or two lunches, and either one or two dinners (depending on how many nights you are staying). Packages at Peter Pan Resort also include herbal drinks and a hot pot if needed. You can extend the longest package if you would like to spend more than three days, two nights at the resort for an additional charge per night.
Peter Pan Resort facilities include a beachfront restaurant, bar, spa, souvenir shop, and public areas. The Resort offers wifi to guests, which is a modern luxury amongst a very traditional backdrop. The restaurant offers both European style foods (eggs, pasta, salads, rice dishes) and Asian style foods (seafood, vegetables, local dishes) during meal buffets or to order singularly (for those not purchasing a package). Throughout the day complimentary tea, coffee, bread and jam, and ice cream are available to snack on.
The clean sandy white beaches and crystal blue clear water are really what makes the location of Peter Pan Resort unique. Tourists and locals visit the beaches along the Resort quite infrequently, making them clean throughout the year. This makes the natural beaches at Peter Pan Resort quite an attraction to experience. The Peter Pan Resort is set up in a way to maximize your beach exposure, with rooms available only feet away from the beach and most of the Resorts’ facilities located on the beach.
All activities are weather dependent. High season, which is the ideal time to visit Thailand, runs from October to May. Weather during high season is typically cooler than green season, with temperatures in the 70s and 80s (Fahrenheit). During high season days are sunny and still warm enough to enjoy the beaches and water activities, and at night weather stays cool enough to need only light air conditioning or fans. During green season, where rooms and packages can be cheaper at Peter Pan Resort, the weather is often hot and rainy during the day and incredibly hot and humid at night. During green season Peter Pan Resort only offers single night room rates or three-day, two night packages (with the offer to extend your package for any number of nights for an additional charge).
Peter Pan Resort is located on the island of Koh Kood. Multiple boat companies run boats to the island daily, often including a free taxi from the piers to your destination. The island includes many unique natural features to visit, including some of those mentioned above. Klong Chao Waterfall is visited by tour groups like the one included in the package above. You can swim in the huge pool near the waterfall, and it is the largest waterfall on the island to witness. The river estuary through which the waterfalls run is mangrove lined. Kayaks can be rented to travel through the estuary. Three hundred year old Macca trees can be seen on the way to the waterfall as well. There is a small fishing village in the northern part of the island called Ao Salat, which can be visited by the boats that run to and from the island. Restaurants in the town are known for their seafood and the small shops in town include souvenir shops for tourists. There is another fishing village at the south end of the island, which can be visited, again known for their delicious seafood restaurants and also snorkeling. Motorbikes are available to rent to travel around the island, and taxis are readily available as well.
Reviews of Peter Pan Resort attest to the quality of this resort. On Facebook the resort has a 4.6 out of 5-star rating with 471 ratings (as of January 2014). 70% of these ratings were perfect 5-star ratings, whereas almost 97% of the ratings were 3 to 5 stars. Less than 3% of the ratings were below 3 stars. On TripAdvisor, the Peter Pan Resort has a 3.5 out of 5 star rating. On Agoda the Peter Pan Resort has a 7.8 out of 10 star rating. Positive reviews of Peter Pan Resort point out how high of quality of a vacation resort it is. Reviews say that it is well worth the package prices, with the activities and meals that are included. Reviews of Peter Pan Resort also mention that the service available from staff is top quality, the rooms are very clean and comfortable, and the beach and surrounding scenery is beautiful. The location is pointed out in several reviews as being one of the best a resort has to offer in Thailand – the Peter Pan Resort is relatively secluded on the small island and the resort is small enough to keep the quiet and calm atmosphere one hopes to have on a vacation. Some reviews point out that the rooms and facilities at Peter Pan Resort have a very “local” feel, whereas some found this to be a negative experience altogether, most reviewers loved this aspect about the Resort.