Koh Mak

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Koh Mak is an island in Trat Province, Eastern Thailand. It is fairly undeveloped, natural and local.


Ko Mak

Get in[edit]

From the Ko Mak pier in Laem Ngop (Trat)[edit]

Leelawadee Speedboats [1], Panan Speedboats [2], Suansuk Speedboat and Seatales Speedboat provide daily speedboat service to Ko Mak, with the last boat leaving for Ko Mak at 16:00. Leelawadee provides service to the Makathanee pier on Ko Mak's south shore, Panan provides service to the Ko Mak Resort pier on Ko Mak's north shore, and both Seatales and Suansuk provide service to Ao Nid Pier.

10:30am Leelawadee; 11:30am Seatales; 12:30pm Suansuk; 1pm Panan; 2pm Leelawadee; 2:30pm Seatales; 3pm Suansuk; 4pm Panan.

From the Laem Sok pier (Trat)[edit]

CP Laem Sok group [3] provides daily service to Ko Mak's largest pier at Ao Nid, before continuing on to Ko Kut. There was also a once-daily catamaran service between Laem Sok and Ao Nid [4], which has now been postponed.

Boonsiri High Speed Catamaran [5] or Koh Kood FantaseaCatamaran [6] . These two are the same, just different calling. (starting on 15 November 2013) 600 THB per person one way or 1200 baht per person incl. bus transfer from Bangkok. Pick up point in Bangkok is Khao Sarn Road and Shell Gas Station in Bang Na, at 7-8am. Sailing time between 50-60 Minutes. Departures at 2pm. daily from Laem Sok to Koh Mak(Ao Nid Pier) and Koh Kood(Bang Bao Beach), also during low season. free taxi from Trat to the pier in Laem Sok.

From Ko Chang[edit]

During the high season there are a twice daily speedboat transfers from Kai Bae Hut Speedboat at 09:00 and 11:00 to the Makathanee pier on Ko Mak. First boat is a sure bet, the 2nd only if there are enough passengers. In the low season this service won't run.[7] On the south end of Ko Chang you can catch either a speedboat or the slower wooden boat from Bang Bao Boat. Bang Bao boats arrive at the Koh Mak Resort Pier on Koh Mak. The slower wooden boat stops at Koh Wai on the way to Koh Mak.

From Ko Kut[edit]

There is 3 boat services. One is the once-daily catamaran boat service (Boonsiri High Speed Catamaran [8]) running from Bang Bao Beach at 11:30, arriving at Koh Mak(Ao Nid Pier) about 30 minutes later. The other two are Kai Bae Hut Speedboat and Bang Bao Boat, providing twice-daily speedboat service (KB huts speed boats [9]) from most resorts that own private piers. The Kai Bae boats leave at 09:30 and 12:00, arriving at Ko Mak Makathanee Pier about 45 minutes later. The Bang Bao boats arrive at Koh Mak Resort Pier. All of these boats typically continue to Ko Chang or the mainland after docking at Koh Mak.

Get around[edit]

Ko Mak has 27 km coastline, many long sand beaches, a few hills and it is about 16 km² in area.

On low tide, it is possible to walk to Ko Kham ( privately own ), which is a smaller island less than 1 km northwest from Ko Mak. Ko Phi, also north west from Ko Mak but southwest from Ko Kham, is not occupied.

For exploring the island, scooters and bicycles are available for rent at numerous locations, and most beaches and restaurants are within easy walking distance.

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  • Relax yourself with a Thai massage
  • Snorkel from beaches and boats
  • Discover Ko Mak's rubber tree plantations[10], the Ko Mak Museum, Ko Mak's erotic art, Ko Mak's oldest house, etc.
  • Sunbathe and swim at Ko Mak's hidden beaches
  • Learn Thai Cooking at Smile Ko Mak [11] Leng has been teaching Thai cooking for 8 years now , so relax and enjoy. Smile koh Mak is now located in Baan Ao Nid, next to Koh Mak sea food restaurant and Museum. More info Tel 0819019972 (Leng ) English & Thai
  • Kayak to nearby islands
  • Explore Ko Mak's quiet bicycle trails and roads on a rented bike or scooter
  • Visit nearby Ko Kradad's wild deer population
  • Enjoy Ko Mak's many small Thai and Western restaurants


  • Advanced Diving Courses: To increase your confidence and build your scuba skills, so you can become more comfortable in the water, the Advanced Open Water Diver course helps you get more dives under your belt while continuing to learn under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. And no, you don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed so you can go straight into it after the PADI Open Water Diver course. The courses ranging from AWARE-Fish Identification to Underwater Photography and will introduce you to new activities and new ways to have fun scuba diving.

  • Koh Mak Divers [12]

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  • Makathanee Resort [13], +66-(0)878-02757. Has beach front bungalows, pool & sea view hotel rooms at one of the best beaches on the island.
  • Plub Pla Koh Mak Retreat [14]. Private sea view villas at a secluded location.
  • Good Time Resort [15]. +66-(0)39-501000. Thai-style resort with pool, spa and tropical gardens.
  • Thaidaho Vista Resort +66-(0)87.548.2665; email: atsiii@ceoexpress.com. Non-Smoking Boutique Guest house (only 5 rooms) with spectacular ocean views and tropical garden.
  • AoPong Resort www.aopong.com; +66907807867; quiet resort on the private beach with 7 seaview bungalows and restaurant on the beach.
  • GreenView Beach Resort. very quiet resort in the north of the island. Mostly family oriented and very relaxed atmosphere as there are any other hotel or restaurant around. Cabins are the cheapest of the island. Fan cabin 500TBH, A/C cabin 1000TBH and family room 2500TBH (February 2015).  edit


Get out[edit]

There are daily speedboats from Ko Mak to the Laem Ngop on the mainland, and to Ko Chang and Ko Kut. Bang Bao Boat has one slow wooden boat to Ko Chang each day, and there is a daily Boonsiri catamaran to the Laem Sok on the mainland. The Leelawadee boats depart from the Makathanee Pier; the Panan boats depart from the Koh Mak Resort Pier; and Seatales, Suansuk and Boonsiri all depart from Ao Nid Pier.

Koh Mak to Laem Ngop: 8am Leelawadee; 8:30am Seatales; 9am Panan; 10am Suansuk; 11:30am Leelawadee; 12:30pm Seatales; 1:30pm Panan.

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