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.

Photos:


More Details and Online Booking:

Book Ao Kao Resort via Booking.com    

 

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!

Photos:

This resort can’t be booked via Booking.com or Agoda.com.  The resort website is below:

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.

Photos:


This resort can’t be booked via Booking.com or Agoda.com.  The resort website is below:

Sea Breeze @ Koh Mak

Sea Breeze @ Koh Mak

Sea breeze @ Koh Mak is a small, stylish bungalow resort located on a ridge overlooking Ao Nid bay on Koh Mak.

There are a total of nine modern bungalows which have all the expected home comforts. They aren’t the most spacious rooms on the island, but are immaculately clean and well maintained.  Plus they have amazing views south towards Koh Kood.  For ther best views book one of the Panorama rooms, well worth the extra if you enjoy watching the sun go down in the evening from your terrace.  Also on site are an infinity pool and excellent Thai restaurant, which draws in guests from across the island.

Sea Breeze guests will find everything they need for an enjoyable and relaxing stay.  The staff have earned a reputation for being some of the most efficient on the island and the resort itself is regarded as a hideaway for an inexpensive, peaceful vacation.

No photo gallery available. Please see the photos below.

More Details and Online Booking:

Seavana Resort

 

Seavana Resort, on Koh Mak’s Ao Suan yai beach, is the island’s newest luxury resort.

If you need a place to stay then for a bit of 4 star luxury, I recommend Seavana Resort, which is the upmarket annex of the longstanding Koh Mak Resort. They may share the same beach, but that’s where the similarities end. Seavana offers just 22 spacious, brand new rooms and a friendly, efficient and informal atmosphere.  This makes it ideal for couples who want to get away from it all.

The bungalows are all far larger than most, in fact just the bathroom is larger than most hotel bathrooms.  You definitely won’t feel cramped, the beachfront villas have two floors – the upper floor being an open air terrace and covered seating area.   This is along with the bedroom, bathroom and shady sun loungers downstairs.

The resort’s restaurant serves up Thai and western food and the pool bar lays on some excellent Happy hour cocktails.  Staff are very personable without ever being intrusive.  You probably won’t notice them but they are around when you need them.  Free bicycles and kayaks are available for guests to use and the usual trips, tours and boat tickets can all be booked on site.   There’s also a massage and spa if you need extra relaxation.

Overall, the ideal combination of location, friendly service and great value accommodation  – which is reflected in the overwhelmingly positive reviews guests give the resort. Highly Recommended.

Photos:

More Details and Online Booking:

Islanda Resort Hotel Koh Mak

Islanda Resort

Islanda Resort Hotel Koh Mak is located adjacent to Thaidaho Vista on a ridge overlooking Ao Suan Yai beach.

It’s a great spot with some of the best views on the island.  Islanda is a new boutique resort, only completed in 2012, and as such it’s 19 modern rooms offer everything you need in the way of home comforts.

Most rooms have sea views, however the cheaper ones are below pool level so have very little view at all, apart from concrete. It’s a strange design feature.  The hotel block is on one side of the infinity edge pool and the restaurant on the other.

Islanda Resort hotel is a good option for people wanting more in the way of luxury than the nearby Thaidaho Vista and also happy to stay off the beach.  The beach is only a few minutes walk away though and the resort has a free golf cart service for guests.

If you are looking at the rooms with the best views, it may also be worth comparing prices at Seavana Resort, on the beachfront nearby, which has a similar standard of boutique accommodation with larger bungalows for around the same price.

Photos:

Sorry, no new photos available.  Please see those below

More Details and Online Booking:

Lazy Day Resort

Lazy Day Resort

Lazy Day Resort is set in a fabulous location at the far southeastern end of Ao Kao Resort. All of the brilliant white, tastefully designed bungalows have sea views and spaced well apart to ensure privacy.

For anyone returning to Koh Mak after visiting a few years ago this may not seem like the Lazy Day Resort they remember, this is because the original low budget hut resort was torn down and replaced with these very well maintained and well equipped new airconditioned bungalows a few years ago.  The trappings of a more upmarket resort such as wi-fi internet access, in room safe, minibar etc are all included and with only eight bungalows you can be sure that the staff are never too busy to help guests.  In addition the resort has around 150m of beachfront so finding a quiet spot to put your deckchair is never a problem.

The one downside for some might be the location but whilst it is at the quiet end of Ao Kao beach, there are other resorts nearby and so guests can dine elsewhere. A ten minute walk along the access track will bring you to the area close to the school where you’ll find a minimart, clinic and several cheap eateries.

Photos:

More Details and Online Booking:

Sky Beach Resort ( formerly Bene Resort )

sky beach resort

Sky Beach Resort ( which used to be known as Bene Resort )  opened in late 2013 and is located on the southwest facing beach on Koh Mak.  With only a handful of ensuite, air-conditioned bungalows it is easy to miss this cosy, small resort as you walk along the beach.  This friendly, small resort used offers some of the best value,  absolute beachfront bungalows on the island – for under 2,000 Baht per night.

There is no pool at the resort, but you don’t really need one with the sea only 20 metres away but there is a breezy beachfront restaurant where you can while away the days. A few minutes walk along the beach brings you to the busier area where there is a variety of shops and restaurants.

Photos:

More Details and Online Booking:

PlubPla Koh Mak Retreat

Plub Pla Resort

PlubPla Koh Mak Retreat Resort aims to provide guests with a luxurious hideaway on the secluded Ao Pai Beach, Koh Mak.  This resort is one of the newest on Koh Mak, it’s 18 bungalows are located on the quiet south-east coast of Koh Mak with great views south towards Koh Kood.  It is a little remote, so if you are looking for nightlife then this isn’t the place to be.  But if you want to unwind, enjoy the sounds of silence, laze on your balcony or in your jacuzzi at sunset without noise from bars, traffic or restaurants then it is for you.

The resort restaurant and infinity pool look out over the private white sand beach, dotted with some black volcanic rocks which lies only a few metres offshore.

Accommodation is in spacious bungalows, all of which have sea views and which are all similar in design, the main difference being their location in relation to the beach.  All have floor to ceiling doors which fold back to give uninterrupted views and windows that can open up to allow the  cool breeze in.  In all there are five Grande Deluxe Beachfront Jacuzzi Bungalows, eight Superior  Sea View Bungalows and the five  Deluxe Sea View Bungalows.

Scooters and mountain bikes can be hired, and if you are here for a length of time you will probably want to avail yourself of them.  But highly recommended if you need a few days away from the hustle and bustle of the real world.

Photos:

More Details and Online Booking: