Weekend Getaways: Koh Mak

One of the aims of this Thailand trip of mine is to try and visit the top 15 islands this beautiful country has to offer, and we are pretty much on track to do that by the time we leave for good in August.

Koh Mak was the next on the list and it is by far the best we experienced so far.


Koh Mak is the third biggest island in Trat province after Koh Chang and Koh Kood, with an area of 16 square kilometers; it is mostly flat. Getting to Koh Mak is pretty easy, you can fly to Trat, get a bus or do as we do and just jump in a cab. Once you get to Trat, there are speedboats which leave early in the morning and then one at 12. The boat itself takes around 1 hour to get to the island.


Once on the island you will notice a massive difference from other islands, there are no bars, tacky clubs or even shops. This is the real beach life and does it make a difference or what!. The beaches are amazing, with great coral reefs to scuba or snorkel.
If you are looking for an island that is relaxing and not full of idiots wanting cheap drink and tacky bars, this is the place for you

1 Comment so far

  1. Jack (unregistered) on April 16th, 2007 @ 6:29 pm

    I have been there once before the Tsunami, it is one of the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen, other places include Phi phi island of course..

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