Baan Ing Kao is one of Koh Mak’s forgotten resorts as it isn’t the sort of place most visitors to the island ever find for themselves online. People stumble across it whilst they are on the island and this also explains why there are very few reviews of Baan Ing Kai anywhere – despite it being over 10 years old.
These ‘old skool’ backpacker’s huts are hidden away on Ao Kratung beach a kilometre or more from the nearest other resort. Reaching it involves a bumpy motorbike ride , or lengthy trek on foot, along a part paved, part dirt track which heads up and over a rather steep little hill. So if you do stay here you will earn bonus backpacker credibility.
The resort is built alongside what was once a busy fishing hamlet but is now a rather run down collection of fisherman’s huts. The simple ensuite, fan bungalows are built on the hillside above the water and all have great views over a small beach towards Koh Rayang.
This is definitely a place for just kicking back and chilling if you are on a tight budget. Simple Thai and seafood is available from the restaurant but as far as amenities go. Kayaks, mountain bikes and scooters can be rented from the resort though.
Book Baan Ing Kao via their website