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Koh Mak

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Koh Mak Information

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Are you looking for a getaway to a little piece of Thai heaven? If the answer is yes, then let us tell you about Koh Mak. A tiny and quiet island that is about 35 km from the mainland. It is one of the breathtaking island trio that includes the amazing Koh Chang and Koh Kood. It is a super accessible location, especially if you want to get to it from any of the islands mentioned above along with Pattaya and Bangkok. The only way you can get there is by boat which is a great way to travel between the islands.


Koh Mak Information

Located in the province of Trat, Koh Mak is a 16-kilometer island known for its beautiful beaches and outstandingly clear water. Before Thai ownership, the settlement on this island started in the late 19th century, when a Chinese official used it as a rubber and coconut plantation. Koh Mak also gained many accolades, being one of the safest places in the world and was distinguished by The UK’s Sunday Times as one of the 10 most beautiful undiscovered islands.

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Koh Mak Diving

Diving
Koh Mak has one of the most excellent diving spots you will ever find. The opportunities there are endless. Diving in Koh Mak in at a pretty reasonable shallow depth with amazing reefs that can be seen from 5 till up to 25 meters. It also has great water visibility that varies on where you dive and when you dive. The best time for a dive in Koh Mak is from October all through the end of May, because when the rainy season starts it reduces a lot of the visibility.

Koh Mak Hiking

Hiking
There is no denying that a simple hike can make you feel 10 times better and Koh Mak is definitely a great place to go hiking. The whole island is cut by narrow tracks and most of the mountainous sites can be found on the western side of the island. So, it is perfectly suitable for a good walk up the hill which can be both a great family activity, a true solo adventure or one of a couple’s memorable journeys on their honeymoon.


Koh Mak Baan Yai Village

Baan Yai Village
Located right in the middle of Koh Mak, Baan Yai Village is a great representation of Thai communities and culture. It will provide you with a deeper understanding of the authentic essence of Thai morals and values which you will also find that they are heavily influenced by religion. In the village you will find a Buddha temple, a local school, police station as well as fascinating sculptures under coco palms, giving you a glimpse of the villagers' dedication to art.


Koh Mak Cooking Class

Cooking Class
There isn’t a more wonderful way to get to know a culture than through food. The Culinary experience is something that all communities in the world share and every culture puts its very unique spin on it. Especially the Thai culture, as it is very famous for its delicious culinary delights, keeping our tummies satisfied for a very long time. Koh Mak offers you just that and more with Smile Koh Mak, which is a Thai cooking school offering classes and training for both amateurs and experts. Once you are finished, you will have the ability to whip out a Thai dish for dinner parties or intimate gatherings.


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