Flag of Thailand

Ko Maak

Guesthouses, hotels and resorts

Agoda logo
best price guarantee


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.

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.

    Book Now Pay Later with Agoda.com

    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 .

    Book Now Pay Later with Agoda.com

    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.

    Book Now Pay Later with Agoda.com

    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.

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.



Jump to a different destination in Thailand

Photo gallery

Photo for

Jump to a destination


Thailand FAQ

Newsletter signup

Sign up for Travelfish Burp!

Our weekly wrap on Southeast Asian travel.
Click here to see a recent newsletter.

We respect your email privacy