The tiny island of Ko Mak will enchant you with its golden beaches, swaying palms and idyllic atmosphere. With a footprint of just 16 square kilometres, the island feels laid-back and remote. Spend your days basking on the beach, cycling through palm groves and sipping sunset cocktails. Locals are passionate about sustainable tourism and work hard to protect the natural beauty of the island.
Things to do in Ko Mak
Ko Mak is fringed by beautiful beaches where you can bask on the sand and relax under the shade of swaying palm trees. Ao Kao Beach is the busiest stretch of sand and is dotted with tropical resorts. Hydrate with a fresh coconut and cool off in the crystal-clear water. On the northern tip of the island, Laem Son Beach is shaded by lush casuarina trees.
Sandy trails wind around the island and take you to beautiful beaches and sun-dappled palm plantations. Most hotels and guesthouses offer bike rentals, while kayaking along the coast is a great way to discover hidden bays and beaches.
The short trail up to Vista Lookout Point rewards hikers with sweeping views over the sparkling Gulf of Thailand. On a clear day, you can see the remote islands that dot Koh Chang National Marine Park. Local dive schools run trips to the marine park, where you can swim with colourful tropical fish.
Ko Mak offers an excellent selection of restaurants and bars, many set right on the beach. You’ll love sampling traditional Thai curries and fresh seafood caught just offshore. Cooking classes are a great way to learn the secrets of Thai cuisine.
Getting around Ko Mak
Bicycles are a fun and eco-friendly way to get around Koh Mak. Motorised scooters are also a good way to explore the island. Speed boats run between Koh Mak and Koh Chang in around 30 minutes.