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Ao Suan Yai

As the second longest and arguably the prettiest beach on the island, Ao Suan Yai has a good mix of midrange to upscale accommodation, with one great budget spot holding it down north of the pier. This area is great for sunsets.

  • Good Time Resort

    Good Time Resort

    How about a house?

    Inland from Ao Suan Yai, Ko Maak
    T: (039) 501 000; F: (039) 501 030

    Stretching down the forested hill across the road from Thaidaho Vista, Good Time specialises in island house rental for families or groups of friends. Each house is different from the next and sizes ... Read the full review of Good Time Resort.

    4.5 stars 1,500B to 4,000B 1 vote Midrange
  • Thaidaho Vista Resort

    Thaidaho Vista Resort

    Relaxing hill station

    Overlooking Ao Suan Yai, Ko Maak
    T: (085) 136 4529;

    This intimate resort's quirkily innovative name tells you where the two owners are from (Thailand and the American state of Idaho). It sets the tone for what is very much a distinctive experience. ... Read the full review of Thaidaho Vista Resort.

    4 stars 600B to 1,500B 1 vote Flashpacker
  • Koh Mak Resort

    Koh Mak Resort

    The original

    Ao Suan Yai, Ko Maak
    T: (039) 501 013; F: (039) 501 013

    The first resort to appear on Ko Maak was opened by an islander family who constructed a few modest bungalows way back in the mid 1980s. It has expanded steadily over the years and is now the ... Read the full review of Koh Mak Resort.

    4 stars 1,500B to 4,000B 2 votes Midrange
  • Suchanaree @Koh Mak

    Suchanaree @Koh Mak

    Purple bungalows in paradise

    Ao Suan Yai, Ko Maak
    T: (083) 605 2413;

    Suchanaree goes against the grain of Ao Suan Yai's upmarket trend, offering a handful of simple dark violet wooden bungalows with thatched roofs scattered amid tropical gardens and mini-lagoons. The ... Read the full review of Suchanaree @Koh Mak.

    3.5 stars Under 600B 7 votes Backpacker
  • Koh Mak Cococape Resort

    Koh Mak Cococape Resort

    Distinctive rooms, atmospheric setting

    Ao Suan Yai, Ko Maak
    T: (081) 810 2679;

    Cococape isn't the cheapest place to stay on Ko Maak, but it's unquestionably one of the most interesting. Accessed by raised wooden walkways, the least expensive bamboo bungalows look out to sea ... Read the full review of Koh Mak Cococape Resort .

    3 stars 600B to 1,500B 7 votes Flashpacker

Ao Kao

This is by far the longest, though not the best beach on the island. The water is a tad murky and choppy compared to the more sheltered north coast. Still, some great family accommodation is found here, and the other beaches are a bicycle-ride away should you feel like venturing out.

  • Palm Beach Resort

    Palm Beach Resort

    Great choice for families

    Ao Kao, Ko Maak
    T: (084) 659 7437;

    Another great family spot that has more character than its name suggests, Palm Beach is set on a quiet and idyllic stretch of eastern Ao Kao beach. A few coconut trees shade the powdery white sand, ... Read the full review of Palm Beach Resort.

    4 stars 1,500B to 4,000B 1 vote Midrange
  • Baan Chai Lay

    Baan Chai Lay

    A very low-key spot

    Ao Kao, Ko Maak
    T: (085) 094 3620;

    With only four beachfront villas and a couple of rooms in the back, this miniature resort enjoys a great location on a wide stretch of beach that's central to several good restaurants and the road to ... Read the full review of Baan Chai Lay.

    4 stars 600B to 1,500B 2 votes Flashpacker
  • Monkey Island Resort

    Monkey Island Resort

    Funky and happening

    Ao Kao, Ko Maak
    T: (089) 501 6030; F: (039) 524 040

    A great choice for both backpackers and flashpackers, Monkey Island offers over 50 different rooms with an “urban-meets-tropical” design. The cheapest “Baboon” rooms are set towards the rear ... Read the full review of Monkey Island Resort .

    4 stars 600B to 1,500B 4 votes Flashpacker
  • Big Easy Koh Mak

    Big Easy Koh Mak

    Friendly and secluded

    Ao Kao, Ko Maak
    T: (092) 679 1385;

    Set on the far west side of Ao Kao in a secluded spot with an excellent beach, the Big Easy is one of our favourite midrange options on Ko Maak. The water here is shallow near the sand, making this a ... Read the full review of Big Easy Koh Mak.

    3.5 stars 1,500B to 4,000B 1 vote Midrange
  • Baan Ing Kao

    Baan Ing Kao

    Reclusive backpacker hideaway

    Laem Tookkata, Ko Maak
    T: (087) 053 9553;

    Hidden beyond a rocky outcrop past the western end of Ao Kao and only accessible via a steep road at high tide, Baan Ing Kao is the original bungalow joint on tiny Laem Tookkata beach. Here you'll ... Read the full review of Baan Ing Kao.

    3.5 stars Under 600B 2 votes Backpacker
  • Holiday Beach Resort

    Holiday Beach Resort

    Charming

    Ao Kao, Ko Maak
    T: (086) 751 7668;

    This small resort towards the west side of Ao Kao makes up for its not-so-catchy name with very friendly service and charming seaside cottages. The accommodation is spread around a lawn with a few ... Read the full review of Holiday Beach Resort.

    3.5 stars 600B to 1,500B 1 vote Flashpacker
  • Baan Koh Mak

    Baan Koh Mak

    Cool and modern

    17/1 Moo 1, Ao Kao, Ko Maak
    T: (089) 895 7592; F: (039) 524 027

    This small resort's motto is “Cool Vacations”, and indeed its smart accommodation is designed with more of a modern, youthful style than elsewhere on Ao Kao. Placed in a semi-circle around a lawn ... Read the full review of Baan Koh Mak .

    3.5 stars 1,500B to 4,000B 1 vote Midrange
  • Ao Kao White Sand Resort

    Ao Kao White Sand Resort

    Well-done midranger

    Ao Kao, Ko Maak
    T: (083) 152 6564;

    Nestled along a quiet but somewhat rocky stretch of beach at Ao Kao's eastern end, this popular resort is like a museum of past and present Thai architectural styles. The cheapest A-frame bungalows ... Read the full review of Ao Kao White Sand Resort.

    3.5 stars 600B to 1,500B 3 votes Flashpacker
  • Island Hut

    Island Hut

    Cheapest bungalows around

    Ao Kao, Ko Maak
    T: (087) 139 5537;

    Wedged between the beach and a picturesque cashew orchard to the east of Ao Kao, Island Hut has a number of basic thatched wooden bungalows clustered close together. The small beachfront huts are ... Read the full review of Island Hut.

    3 stars Under 600B 6 votes Backpacker

East Ko Maak

No part of Ko Maak is over-developed, but most of the east side is blanketed in rubber and fruit groves, with a few villages and isolated resorts scattered along the coast. Along with motorbike rental, each of these resorts offers free pick-up truck taxi transfers to the west side of the island and back throughout the day. WiFi is also available out this way.

  • Little Moon Villa

    Little Moon Villa

    Romantic and remote

    East coast (just south of Laem Son), Ko Maak
    T: (081) 840 3561;

    As Ko Maak's most remote place to stay, Little Moon is perfect for those seeking a quiet and romantic getaway. Set back from the sea under abundant trees, the tastefully done white villas blend large ... Read the full review of Little Moon Villa.

    4.5 stars 1,500B to 4,000B 1 vote Midrange
  • Bamboo Hideaway Resort

    Bamboo Hideaway Resort

    Bamboo and Italian food

    Southeast coast, Ko Maak
    T: (039) 501 085; F: (039) 501 086

    Situated at the top of a hill lined with young rubber trees that enjoys northward views of Ko Kut, this intimate resort has a fitting name. All eight stilted bungalows are crafted almost entirely of ... Read the full review of Bamboo Hideaway Resort.

    4 stars 1,500B to 4,000B 1 vote Midrange
  • Koh Mak Green View Resort

    Koh Mak Green View Resort

    Rustic cabins in an idyllic spot

    Northeast coast, Ko Maak
    T: (081) 588 1006;

    This isolated nature-oriented resort is reached by following a side road that shoots north off of the main eastward road. It's a quiet, semi-forested spot that reminded us of the campgrounds with ... Read the full review of Koh Mak Green View Resort.

    4 stars 600B to 1,500B 1 vote Flashpacker

Ao Nid

The southeastern bay of Ao Nid is virtually devoid of sandy beaches, but is quite picturesque nonetheless and a great place to catch the sunrise. There's also a small village and a few notably good restaurants out this way.

  • Ao Pong Resort

    Ao Pong Resort

    Get away from it all

    Ao Nid, Ko Maak
    T: (090) 780 7867;

    Located at the bottom of the hill just past Ao Nid pier, this cute resort is perfect for those who need some serious down time. Seven spacious and clean bungalows are perched on stilts over a grassy ... Read the full review of Ao Pong Resort.

    4 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Sea Breeze @Koh Mak

    Sea Breeze @Koh Mak

    Did we mention the views?

    Ao Nid, Ko Maak
    T: (081) 782 8242; F: (039) 524 035

    This quiet midrange resort is set on the breezy hill that makes up Ao Nid's northern side, offering great views over the bay and out towards Ko Kut. The crimson-roofed concrete villas are spacious ... Read the full review of Sea Breeze @Koh Mak.

    3.5 stars 1,500B to 4,000B 1 vote Midrange


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