Photo: So many islands, so little time.

Other islands around Ko Mak

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Ko Kham, Ko Rayang and Ko Phi are all tiny isles that sit off Ko Mak’s shores like moons to a planet. Each is worth considering for a day trip, especially if you’re a kayaking enthusiast.

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We’re actually talking about four islets here (Ko Rayang consists of two) and from Ko Mak they all appear as blips of rock and jungle adding some pizzazz to sunset photos. You’ll find no roads or trails on any of them, just a couple of small beaches that each may or may not host a resort when you visit. While Kham, Rayang and Phi are all fun for kayakers, we think that Ko Kradat offers more of a better-rounded day trip.

Meet Ko Kham. Photo taken in or around Other islands around Ko Mak, Ko Mak, Thailand by David Luekens.

Meet Ko Kham. Photo: David Luekens

The motorboat info mentioned below is only valid in high season, and even then it may depend on demand and weather conditions. In a single day you could hit all three of the isles by private boat—we were quoted 2,500 baht for a three-hour cruise for two people (for the whole boat not per person), with the price going up for additional heads.

Ko Kham This isle sits less than a kilometre off Ko Mak’s northwest coast and boasts one beautiful white-sand beach on the south coast. It’s entirely owned by a wealthy Thai businessman who began building a luxury resort in the late 2000s, adding some concrete walls and villas that now sit unfinished near the beach. Construction has stalled for years and we doubt the resort will ever open.

Most visitors heading to Ko Kham shove off from Ao Suan Yai, where kayak rental is readily available. You can also catch a small motorboat departing from the beach, near Koh Mak Resort Pier, at 10:30, 15:30 and 15:00. It returns to Ko Mak at 13:45, 15:15 and 16:30. The boat costs only 100 baht per person, but the owner of Ko Kham was charging an additional 200 baht at ... Travelfish members only (Around 500 more words) ... please log in to read the rest of this story.

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