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For such a laid back and peaceful island, Koh Mak still has plenty of things to do.

At sea, activities range from lazy snorkeling trips and fun dives over at Koh Rang to some more serious exploration further afield at the wrecks near Koh Chang. You can also kayak out to the offshore islands or visit them all in one day on a more leisurely private speedboat tour.

Back on land, renting a bicycle or indeed a motorbike is a fun way to explore the island – there’s a maze of tracks, trails and even a couple of deserted beaches.

Meanwhile, down near the main pier, you can potter round a very interesting local museum or try your hand at Thai dishes in the cooking school next door.

For fitness and health, a very reputable Muay Thai gym runs twice daily sessions, allcomers welcome or you could join a Yoga class, play tennis and work out in the gym.

All in all, if lazing by the pool or on the beach becomes just too much, then you won’t be short of alternatives.


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Diving, Snorkeling and Kayak – Things to Do in Koh Mak

The small, friendly scuba diving scene has two companies, BB Divers and Koh Mak Divers who offer days over at the Marine Park at Koh Rang.

2 ocean fun dives are priced from 2,700bt to 3,000bt, DSD (Discover Scuba Diving) is 3,000bt for one beach dive with training or 4,500bt for 2 ocean dives with training. They also head further afield to the HTMS Chang wreck. Or you could go to Koh Kood to explore their reefs – a visit to the waterfall an added bonus.  

You can snorkel with the dive companies too or use one of several local companies. Trips to Koh Rang are around 1,000bt per person. You can also snorkel much closer to home at the tiny island of Koh Pii off Cococape Resort on the north west coast. Most resorts will organise a 1/2 day there for you, prices again around 1,000bt.

Kayaking is another great way to get out on the water, giving you the chance to visit those islands offshore like Koh Kham and Koh Rayang Nok – the ones with the incredible white sand beaches. Rentals are 500bt for a day.

Look out too for SUP (Stand-Up Paddling). Ask at resorts such Koh Mak Resort, Ao Kao Resort, Holiday Beach Resort and Baan Koh Mak for more details.


Bicycle Paths and Walking Trails – Things to Do in Koh Mak

Although the island’s system of marked trails and accompanying booklet has now been largely abandoned, you can still easily explore its forests and coastlines.

There’s plenty of of history with the oldest house on the island at Ao Suan Yai Beach and the the original fishing community at Ao Ta Long. Also near to Ao Suan Yai, you can pop in on what is left of the eye-wateringly graphic, erotic art at The Kingdom of Somchai . You can also trek to the undeveloped Turtle Beach on the far northern tip of the island.

Laem Son in the far north east is another lovely spot with the ultra flat island of Koh Kradat shimmering on the horizon. Or in the completely opposite direction, down in the south west, the charming bay of Laem Tookata makes a nice lunch stop. The islands of Koh Rayang Nok and Nai are the backdrop this time, both within easy kayak distance.

Koh Mak’s terrain being so flat, you can explore by bicycle, with rentals available all over from 150bt to 250bt a day. As it will be hot and distances, indeed hills can be longer and steeper than expected, our advice is to pay the premium and get the best mountain bike available.

Motorbikes, a far easier option, are 200bt to 300bt.

More Activities – Cooking School, Tennis, Muay Thai, Disc Golf, Yoga

Off the water, Koh Mak has plenty of other activities.

Down by the sea at Ao Nid next door to Koh Mak Seafood, you’ll find a terrific little cooking school running twice daily classes from 1,200bt .

Over on Ao Kao Beach, Phoenix Muay Thai training gym sits under the trees up by the main road, sessions from 500bt or head down to Ao Kao Resort itself for a game of tennis or badminton.

At the other end of this area, you could play the unique sport of disc golf course over 9 ‘holes’ – ask in Holiday Beach Resort for more details on that.

For mind, body and spirit, Koh Mak hosts annual yoga retreats at resorts like Good Time Resort and Koh Mak Resort, as well as daily lessons from resident teachers .