Ao Kao White Sand Beach Resort

Ao Kao Resort

Ao Kao White Sand Beach Resort is a small family-run resort that lies on, and is named after, one of most beautiful beaches on Koh Mak. We are one of the pioneers in tourism on Koh Mak and the owner of Ao Kao White Sand Beach Resort established the first ever resort on the island many years ago. There is a 5 km long sandy beach right in front of the resort. The 25 bungalows are built among a lush decades old coconut plantation. There is a restaurant and a internet cafe and various outdoor sports are possible.

The resort has been welcoming travelers from all over the world for the past 17 years. It is especially liked by European travelers (Scandinavian, German etc). Families and privacy lovers in particular enjoy our large, safe and natural surroundings. That’s why it’s some times not easy to find the resort, as it is not located in the immediate proximity of any pier, but don’t worry the resort staff will pick you up when you arrive on the island.

Ao Kao White Sand Beach Resort is well known for the variety of sports and activities that are provided for guests – eg. Indoor badminton Court, Tennis Court, Trampolining, Kayaking, Mountainbike Hire, Kid’s playground, Table Football etc.  To help you stay in contact with the outside world there is also free wifi internet at the resort.

Accommodation is in a variety of bungalows some more traditional Thai style, others modern concrete bungalows.  All have a balcony, AC and bathroom with hot water shower plus TV, DVD, minibar etc. to the restaurant and beach. They have a small balcony, AC and bathroom with hot water shower plus TV, minibar etc.

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Koh Mak Residence

Koh Mak Residence

Looking for a luxury private Villa with your own plunge pool?  Koh Mak Residence is a unique two bedroom, two storey villa.  The ground and upper floors both comprise a large bedroom with sea views, bathroom and spacious living area.  There is also a kitchenette on the ground floor.

The villa has been built, furnished  and decorated in a practical, modern Thai style.  The aim is to make guests feel at ease and at home so they can relax and enjoy their surroundings.  The villa is built on a gentle hillside approximately 200 metres walk from one of the nicest beaches on the island.  The hillside site offers a rare combination of great views, proximity to the beach and total privacy. Shops, bars and restaurants are 10-15 minutes walk away.

Recommended for visitors who enjoy their home comforts but who like to  organise their own activities independently and are looking for comfort, peace and quiet rather than a resort style atmosphere.

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Coconut Villa

This privately owned home, Coconut Villa Koh Mak, is located in a tropical garden on Koh Mak with views south towards Koh Kood. This private & peaceful location is midway between the two main beaches on Koh Mak,  ‘ Suan Yai Beach’ on the northwest shore and ‘ Ao Kao Beach’ to the southwest. Both beaches can easily be reached on foot within 5 minutes walk as can various resorts and hotels.

Coconut Villa sleeps up to six people in three air conditioned en-suite bedrooms.  It also has a  fully equipped kitchen,  and lounge/dining area with TV & CD player and wireless internet.   There are Patio & Terrace areas on the on ground, first & second floors with sun loungers and areas for dining outdoors.  From the upper floors you’ll enjoy great views across the island towards the sea.  Breakfast is available in the resort restaurant only 1 minute walk away or guests can use the fully equipped kitchen in the villa.  Basic food items can easily be bought in local shops on the island.

Coconut Villa is available for rent all year round.  Transportation from Bangkok and boat tickets to Koh Mak can also be arranged when booking the villa.

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Villa Rental Rates For 2013-14 Per Night   (Thai Baht):

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Low- 1 June ’13- 31 Oct ’132,350 w/o Breakfast2,650 w/ Breakfast2,950  w/o Breakfast3,550 w/ Breakfast3,850  w/o Breakfast4,750 w/ Breakfast
High- 1 Nov ’13 – 31 May ’142,950 w/o Breakfast3,250 w/ Breakfast3,650 w/o Breakfast4,250 w/ Breakfast4,350 w/o Breakfast5,250 w/ Breakfast
Peak- 15 Dec ’13 – 15 Jan ’143,950 w/o Breakfast4,250 w/ Breakfast4,750 w/o Breakfast5,150 w/ Breakfast5,550 w/o Breakfast6,350 w/ Breakfast

* Minimum Booking is 4 Nights

Includes pick up from the Pier, maid service with cleaning, change of bedding and towels at regular intervals. The Villa is let on sole occupancy basis however many persons stay you have use of the entire Villa gardens and grounds including the pool

Prices are with or without sumptuous buffet breakfast in the resort restaurant overlooking the sea and nearby Islands.

Children. Free! 2 children up to 3 years of age stay free of charge. One cot available on request.

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Ao Pong Resort

Ao Pong

Relax on the southern tip of Koh Mak. Ao Pong Resort provides great value, budget accommodation in recently renovated Fan and AC bungalows by a small private beach overlooking Ao Nid Bay.

This quiet area of the island is ideal for anyone wanting to get away from the main tourist areas and see some of the local life. It isn’t totally off the beaten track, 5 minutes by scooter and you are at Ao Kao beach or the local community near Ao Nid pier, where there’s a variety of small shops and restaurants.

But the location makes Ao Pong Resort one of the best places on the island for chill out, swimming, snorkeling, watching corals and underwater life. There are seven, good standard bungalows and restaurant on the beach at Ao Pong Resort. Each bungalow is equipped with double bed, fan and bathroom with running water. Three out of seven bungalows are air-conditioned.

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Koh Mak Resort

Koh Mak Resort

Koh Mak Resort stretches along a kilometer of beachfront.  Accommodation ranges from the older, original fan and AC bungalows to newer two bedroom, two floor family bungalows, which have great views from the upper floors.

Most guests arrive at the resort’s private pier where boats from Koh Chang and the mainland drop passengers.  At the end of the pier you’ll see a beach bar and one of the resort’s restaurants but from reception to your room may involve a 5 minute walk as all bungalows stretch along the beachfront and none are more than a stone’s throw from the sand. Couples wanting to splash out might prefer the privacy of the neighbouring Seavana Resort, which is now run separately from the main resort.

Prices at the resort have risen but apart from the newer, larger Family bungalows the rooms have only seen some minor upgrades over the years.  So anyone who has visited in the past will find that the resort isnt as good value for money as it once was during high Season.  But it has everything you need, a watersports centre with Stand Up Paddle boards and kayaks for rent plus a long safe beach, ideal for kids, great views and a choice of restaurants.

As a sidenote, Koh Mak Resort is owned by a local family, the head of which is the Governor of the island.  His son, Champ, studied architecture and is the driving force behind the re-invention of the aging, rather rundown resort to a unique, modern eco-friendly venture – this has manifested itself in the neighbouring Seavana Resort which is now run by Champ & his wife.

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Thaidaho Vista Resort

 

Thaidaho Vista Resort , formally Koh Mak Villa, may be Koh Mak’s only true non-smoking vacation retreat. Vista offers five king rooms each with en-suite bath & western toilet, hot water shower, fan & A/C, and high speed WiFi. Two of the rooms can be converted to two twin beds for individual travelers. All of the rooms share use of a fully equipped common guest kitchen and oceanfront dining/sitting area, as well as a landscaped private oceanfront courtyard with numerous lawn chairs and hammocks.

The island’s two largest beaches–complete with lounge chairs and beach bars–are no more than a 200 to 300 meter walk down the hill, as are numerous wonderful restaurants and pubs serving both Western and Thai food.  Add to all this Thaidaho Vista’s eco sustainability initiatives and you have a uniquely fun, clean, green, eco & health friendly escape for families, friends, couples, small groups and single travelers.

Thaidaho Vista is a completely non-smoking property with king rooms that range in price from 1000 to 1500 baht per night for a party of two. Single beds in shared dorm-style rooms–when available–are 500 baht per night. There is a small on-property coffee shop/cafe/pub that serves guests and the public breakfast, lunch, drinks and snacks. Breakfast, lunch and snack prices range from 50 to 100 baht, with the highest cost items being 120 baht. Hot and cold beverages range in price from 20 to 75 Baht. To ensure guests are provided complete flexibility and choice, breakfast is not included in any room price.

Come enjoy one of Thailand’s last remaining unspoiled islands–and help us to keep it that way. For your next holiday, take a break and enjoy the Vista!

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Big Easy Resort

The English/Thai owned Big Easy Resort Koh Mak has garnered rave reviews from guests ever since opening a few years ago.  The spacious tastefully designed bungalows stretch up a gentle hill and are staggered to provide sea views for all guests.  The dark wood bungalows are brighter than you might imagine as they all feature large windows facing the sea.  All bungalows also feature a large covered balcony area.  Inside, all  the rooms are wood paneled and  are tastefully decorated and equipped with  everything you need to live comfortably.  The bathrooms are lined with slate, giving a nice back to nature effect.

A large restaurant is located on the beachfront which has consistently earned rave reviews from diners for the atmosphere and quality of the food.  Although if you want to eat outside the resort a 5 minute walk down the beach will bring you to the busier area where you’ll find several more resorts, restaurants, shops and bars.

The one downside would be that as this stretch of beach is undeniably amazingly scenic , it is relatively undeveloped and this means  sandflies can be a problem for some guests, so it pays to bring good insect repellent with you.dollars more than the regular ones.

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Baan Koh Mak

Baan Koh Mak

Baan Koh Mak is ideally situated in the centre of Ao Kao Beach on the southwest shore of Koh Mak.  The 18 bright and airy bungalows were totally renovated and remodelled in 2013 and are built around a central garden area with virtually all rooms having a view of the sea from the balcony.  The rooms are quite small, but if you plan to be out and about all day they have everything you need – a double bed, western bathroom with hot water shower and airconditioning.

On the beachfront you’ll find the resort’s ‘Beach Cafe’ which is open from early morning until late night.  In the evening an outdoor restaurant and cocktail bar  is set up on the beach.  There’s also  a beach volleyball court if you fancy some exercise in the sun. As you’d expect sea kayaks can be hired and the resort can arrange all trips, tours and motorbike rental.  The main road runs past the rear of the resort and lining it you’ll find several shops and restaurants within a few minutes walk.

If you want a mid-price AC bungalow with excellent restaurant and cheap cocktails to hand then you can’ t really go wrong here.  And if you are on an even tighter budget the adjacent Koh Mak Cottage has fan bungalows and is run by the same owners.

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Baan Ing Kao

Baan Ing Kao

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.

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