Pano Resort

Pano Resort

Pano Resort Ko Mak is a nice small guesthouse with a friendly and personal touch.  It is located near the southernmost point of Koh Mak where the only noise you hear is from the wind, the waves and the birds.

The small resort consists of 3 houses with 2 rooms each. Every room has an ensuite bathroom (with warm water) and large private balcony. Underneath the houses, where it is shady, you can relax in a  hammock and feel the sea breeze.  All the houses open onto the sea and behind them is a small restaurant which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The beach nearby is a bit rocky but it is only a 15 minute walk to the main beach were you can find other resorts, restaurants, and beach bars.

Recommended if you want to get away from it all and love good Thai food & sunset views.


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Koh Mak Holiday Beach Resort

Koh Mak Holiday Beach

Koh Mak Holiday Beach Resort is a budget resort where you’ll get an AC room for  a decent price a stone’s throw from a quiet, sandy beach.  The aging bungalows won’t wow you, but they are clean, bright and all have great views south to Koh Rayang and Koh Kood.  ( The island of Koh Rayang Nai is just offshore and at low tide you can easily walk to this small uninhabited island that is home to a shrine of one of the founder’s of Koh Mak. )

There are two types of rooms, some closer to the beach than others and both have either fan or air-conditioning. A large garden area opens onto the beach, on the right side of which you’ll find the resort’s massage area and also a large restaurant.  The massage is popular not just with visitors but with locals as well who are regular visitors.

At the rear of the resort is Koh Mak Disc Golf course, run by Pom the owner of the resort.  He’s a big frisbee addict and tournaments are often held there.  Good fun even if you aren’t a serious frisbee addict.

Getting to the busier area of the beach is easy enough – it’s only a few minutes walk east along the sand, so at Holiday Beach you’ll get  a quiet place to stay which isn’t too remote.  If you are on a limited budget and your room requirements are limited to ‘something with air-conditioning by the beach’ and you want  a small resort with very friendly, helpful owners then Holiday Beach is a recommended option.

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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 the 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 on Ko Maak.


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Seavana Resort

Seavana Resort Koh Mak

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 resort on Koh Maak.

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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.

They 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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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 which offers just four rooms that range in price from 1,000 to 2,500 Baht per night. They also have, long-stay (14 days) rates, monthly rates, off-season rates and fringe season rates.

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 on Koh Mak !


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Coconut Villa Koh Mak

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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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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Hanuman Villa

Hanuman Villa

Hanuman Villa Koh Mak. In Indian mythology, which still plays an important role in Thailand, Hanuman (The Monkey) is the Deity and Symbol for power, courage and selfless service. The expat owners of this lovely villa were so surprised by their our own courage to buy a house on a Thai Island, that they named it after the mythical god.

The house is located in a secluded garden area about 300m from Islanda Resort, Thaidaho Vista and Koh Mak Resort. The island’s two main beaches are both less than 5 minutes walk away. The house is surrounded by a landscaped garden and there are several other neighbours in the vicinity.

The house has three floors, each with a bedroom. Each room has an energy efficient AC, a fan, at least three windows with modern mosquito screens, Thai style furniture, hangers, an attached bathroom with shower and toilet, clothes drying rack, cleaning materials etc.

The house has been designed to be eco-friendly, with the warm water in all showers and the kitchen being generated by solar heating.  As the owners have two young children the house is also safe for children and with a lot of items for kids to use.

Ground Floor: The Ground floor is a completly separate apartment and is directly accessible from the garden. It is about 35sqm with a separate cozy bed corner with a Queen size bed. Furniture includes, table and chairs, a large cabinet with lockable shelves, suitcase reck, clothes hangers and a small refrigerator. The bathroom has a shower and toilet.

First Floor: When you come up to the 1st floor you step into a big outside dining/kitchen area. Tropical wood dining table and chairs for 6, plus refrigerator and fully equipped kitchen (electric plate, water boiler, complete dishware and forks/knives/spoons etc. for 6, pots, pans, kids ware, placemats etc), dining table with 6 chairs, baby chair and kids play corner. From the dining/kitchen area you enter a 35sqm room that, depending on the number of guests or preferences, can be used as the common living room or as a separate bedroom. There are two arm chairs and table, two cabinets, TV with DVD player and stereo system for MP3s. Also there are comfortable Thai mats in front of the TV/DVD. Attached is a bathroom with shower and toilet.

Second Floor: The second floor features a huge outdoor terrace with covered pagoda. Opening onto this is a large bedroom with King size bed and an attached kids room with bunk beds. Plus a bathroom with shower and toilet.


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