Travel from Koh Chang to Koh Mak

The easiest way to travel from Koh Chang to Koh Mak is to use a minivan and ferry service which takes passengers all the way from their hotel in Koh Chang to Koh Mak.

Ferry Times from Koh Chang to Koh Mak

There is currently 1 shared speedboat service a day from Koh Chang to Koh Mak available to book online.

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Koh Chang Ferry Pier

  • Boonsiri High Speed Ferries services from Koh Chang to Koh Mak commence with a hotel pick up taking passengers to Ao Sapparot Pier to board the ferry to Koh Mak.

Google Map of Ao Sapparot Pier

Koh Mak Ferry Pier

  • Boonsiri High Speed Ferries services from Koh Chang to Koh Mak terminate at Ao Nid Pier.

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About Travel to Koh Mak

Koh Mak is a small, lesser visited, Thai island located in the Upper Gulf of Thailand about halfway between the larger islands of Koh Chang and Koh Kood.

History of Koh Mak

Koh Mak has an unusual history which has meant the island has developed in a different way to many other Thai islands. Since the late 19th Century the entire island has been privately owned, and 5 families, all descendants of the same government official who bought the island, still control nearly all the businesses on the island.

Until the 1970s the main industry on Koh Mak was the commercial farming of coconuts, and 90% of the island is still covered in coconut plantations. Koh Mak is relatively flat and ideal for farming. The pace of development on the island has been very slow, and unlike other islands in Thailand, such as Koh Phangan and Koh Samui, local people have chosen not to sell their beachfront land to private developers. The facilities on the island for tourists are relatively poor as a consequence, however, the island is much cleaner and more peaceful than it would have been it had developed in the same way as other islands.

Speedboat Pier on Ao Soun Yai Beach in Koh Mak
Speedboat Pier on Ao Soun Yai Beach in Koh Mak
Geography of Koh Mak

Koh Mak is shaped a little like a star fish, 7 km at its longest point and 6 km at its widest point. Because of the shape of the island, however, the land mass is only 16 square kilometres.

There are 7 beaches on Koh Mak, ranging in length from 5 km (Ao Kao Beach) to 250 metres (Ao Tao Kai Beach). Ao Kao Beach is by far the most developed, with most of the island’s resorts and hotels located on this beach, along with a number of independent restaurants.

The main village in Koh Mak, Baan Ao Nid, is very small. Koh Mak has around 400 permanent residents and many of those people live in resorts or smaller settlements close to the other beaches on the island.

Facilities on Koh Mak

Koh Mak has 24 hour a day electric, an ATM machine, some small shops, a public medical centre and more expensive private medical center. Making it nowhere near as basic as some of the smaller Thai islands in the Andaman Sea such as Koh Kradan,

Koh Mak has around 15 resorts, many of which offer accommodation in wooden bungalows. Koh Mak doesn’t have any resorts or hotels which might be described as luxurious. Seavana Beach Resort Koh Mak and Koh Mak Resort, both located on the beautiful Ao Soun Yai Beach, are probably the two best resorts on the island, and generally the most expensive.

In terms of organised activities, Koh Mak has two scuba diving schools and a Muay Thai Gym, all three of which are located on Ao Kao Beach.

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