Besides being out on the water or exploring on the bike, Koh Mak has a couple of other activities to wile away the hours, should you feel the urge to leave the hammock.
Over at Ao Nid, Smile Cooking School has been running for many years to very favourable reviews, great for adults and kids alike.
You would get impossibly long odds on Koh Mak having the sport of Disc Golf, but there is indeed a course – a popular new pastime for late afternoon once the heat has gone out of the day.
Muay Thai too has now arrived on the island, with a new gym to put you through your paces.
And finally, to complete these other Koh Mak activities, you will also find a tennis court tucked away down behind Ao Kao Resort.
Koh Mak Activities – Thai Cooking School
Smile Cooking School
Per Person: 1,200bt (4 hours)10.00am to 2.00pm
3.00pm to 7.00pm
Taking you through the ingredients, techniques, pastes and then the cooking itself. 3 to 4 dishes prepared, Thai salad or spring rolls, a curry, fried or steamed fish or tom yam, sticky rice and mango – all of which you then get to eat.
Koh Mak Activities – Disc Golf
Brought to the island by a Thai enthusiast, the alternative sport of disc golf involves throwing a frisbee over a course of different length holes in order to land it in the shortest amount of throws in a basket (‘holes’). The number of throws is then totted up to create your score.
Koh Mak Disc Golf
Behind Ao Kao
Per Person: on request
Run by Mr Pom from Holiday Beach Resort, the 9 ‘hole’ course is located on the connecting road to Ao Suan Yai behind Makathanee Resort. 3 different sizes and weights of frisbee for drive, iron and putt. Takes about an hour to complete, strangely addictive.
Koh Mak Activities – Muay Thai
An extension of the successful and highly reputable Hongthong Muay Thai Gym based in Bangkok and Chiang Mai, this new local training camp has set up shop next door to Coco Cafe at the top of the Ao Kao Resort road.
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