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.
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Placed in a semi-circle around a lawn and small lagoon, the flash white villas feature glass windows that almost cover two whole walls. Each detached room is spaced relatively far from its neighbours and comes with a stone terrace with hammock, swing and/or deck chairs with sea views. The interiors are clean, airy and cool, all with air-con to go with comfortable beds covered in lime green linens and slick polished-concrete bathrooms with stone features, basin sinks and rain showerheads. Though rooms lack other extras like TV or fridge, they represent decent flashpacker value. The uniformed staff member who showed us around was reasonably friendly. Baan Koh Mak's villas are an especially good choice for couples.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Bungalow air-con private bathroom, low season: 1,000 baht, high season 1,600 baht. Notes:
Room: Beachfront bungalow, low season: 1,400 baht, high season 2,000 baht. Notes:
17/1 Moo 1, Ao Kao, Ko Maak
T: (089) 895 7592
(081) 802 5924
F: (039) 524 027
Room rates: 1,500B to 4,000B