We are a family of 5 (16, 9 & 6 months) travelling to koh-maak for 4 nights and from there to Chang-Mai by train for a few days. We are looking for a balance of child friendly but not commercial (touristy) type of experience. Can any one help? Oh, and if you can recommend a not-too-expensive resort on Koh-Maak (one which doesn't charge a compulsory x-mas dinner fee)
#1 gazehunter has been a member since 19/11/2009. Posts: 2
Most places that can be booked online do the Xmas gala dinner ripoff unfortunately.
If you're arriving four days before Xmas, you may be able to get away without a reservation, but if you're looking at arriving on Xmas eve, then its a good idea.
As for recommendations, I've got a whole swag of updated Ko Maak research that is going online over the weekend -- so I'll answer thaqt bit of your question in once it is online, as I've not read it yet myself.
#2 somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 7,798
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Thank you for your reply, I look forward to reading your Ko Maak updates. The whole 'Great Xmas dinner swindle' thing seems very cynical to me. We want to give our children a really great experience (we don't really do packages) but I am just a little worried we might be caught out if we don't pre-book.
BTW - your article on travelling with children, 10 tips on packing for a baby in Southeast Asia, was really helpful. Did you post any more?
#3 gazehunter has been a member since 19/11/2009. Posts: 2