Introducing Ko Mak
Little Ko Mak is only 16 sq km and doesn’t have speeding traffic, wall-to-wall development, noisy beer bars or crowded beaches. The palm-fringed bays are bathed by gently lapping water and there’s an overall relaxed island vibe. But Ko Mak is not destined for island super-stardom as the interior is a utilitarian landscape of coconut and rubber plantations and reports of sand flies make visitors a little nervous.
Visiting the island is easier in the high season; during the low season (May to September) many boats stop running and bungalow operations wind down. Storms also deposit uninvited litter on the exposed southern beaches.