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Just a few kilometres south of Ko Chang yet a million miles from its heavy urbanisation lies Ko Maak, undoubtedly an overlooked gem in Thailand's lavish crown. A tropical haven for those who like the quiet life, it has so far escaped the grasp of the major developers and remains a small slice of paradise locked in time.
With stunning white sandy beaches adjoining crystal clear water it is fast becoming famous for its scenery; British newspaper The Sunday Times recently included Ko Mak as one of their 'Top Ten Beaches in the World', and the past few years has seen the island's beauty also attracting film makers looking for an authentic tropical location.
A single track road meanders through the island and offers the chance for the explorative to find their own deserted beach, or perhaps take in the sights and sounds of the jungle. If you're searching for your own ... Read our complete Ko Maak travel guide