AO KAO WHITE SAND BEACH RESORT

Family preferred resort, in Koh Mak.

Book directly through this website > Get a free transfer > Save up to 50 USD!

BOOK A MINIMUM OF 3 NIGHTS WITH US AND WE BOOK AND PAY THE BOAT TRANSFER FOR YOU.

By free transfer we mean a free speed boat roundtrip! : Trat – Koh Mak -Trat .

A roundtrip typically costs 900 THB (approx. USD 25), as a couple for instance, you would save approx. USD 50!


What you can get for approx. USD 50 in Koh Mak: 

5 massages on the beach
10 pizzas at the Aokao Rooftop Pizzeria
10 fresh mojitos at our Beach Bar
What do you think ? Better to contact us directly, right ?


Just a few conditions to enjoy our amazing offer:

1. The booking must be made directly with us.
2. Offer valid for a minimum of a 3 night stay.
3. This offer applies up to a maximum of 2 persons per room.

Do not hesitate to contact us at contact@aokaoresort.com or by using the contact form.

KOH MAK ISLAND

Welcome to Koh Mak, where less is more.

 

The island of Koh Mak is owned by a small group of families (of which our family is one), all of whom work together to ensure that development on the island proceeds in a sustainable way. On Koh Mak we follow the ideals of ecotourism and so instead of jet-skis, nightclubs and traffic jams, you’ll find biking trails, diving schools and other worthwhile tourism operations.

aboutus_fatherOur safe and natural surroundings are the perfect spot for vacationing families, romantic couples or just anyone who likes a little peace and quiet – and lots of privacy.

Our father (pictured), Khun Somchai Sudhidhanakul – also known as Mr. Sunshine – founded the resort 18 seasons ago, but since suffering a stroke back in 2009 he has handed over the responsibility of running the resort to his children.

Lucky for him there are 8 of us: Yodchai, Yodying, Christian, Pueng, Kwan, Sai, Jom Jam, and Pom Paem.
We think of it as Episode II.

Koh Mak is an unspoiled island that has maintained its natural charm and beauty, and we welcome you to enjoy this beauty with us.

THE FAMILY-RUN RESORT

Ao Kao White Sand Beach Resort is located on and is named after one of most beautiful beaches on the island of Koh Mak. In the Thai language Ao Kao means “white bay” and we have 5 km of sandy beach right in front of our resort.
Our 28 bungalows are built among the towering palm trees of a lush, decades old coconut plantation, all offering a sea-view, a garden-view or a pool-view and free-wifi. We have four restaurants and sporting and recreational equipment is available for your enjoyment.

Our Bungalows

Each guest gets their very own privacy because our resort is only composed of bungalows.
We have 28 bungalows in total, with four different categories.

Some of our bungalow units are located along the length of our white sand beach and offer great views of the ocean.
Others are in the tropical garden or facing the swimming pool, but still with a beach access within 50 meters.

The bungalows have been built and constructed using various Thai architectural design styles and each unit comes with a spacious bedroom and separate bathroom.

The bungalows each have their own outdoor terrace, with convenient access to the beach.

Discover more about our bungalows by clicking on one of the following categories:

Sunset Beach Front Bungalows

Romantic escape facing the ocean.

From THB 3500/night

Sunshine Villas

Spacious family villas.
Swimming pool view.

THB 3000/night

Talaydao Sea View Bungalows

Thai style architecture with a sea view.

From THB 2900/night

Talaydao Garden View Bungalows

Free Wifi, Garden View.

From THB 2600/night

Sunset Beach Front Bungalows

40 square meters of total comfort.
A honeymoon escape, ideal for couples.
Direct access to the beach.
Private rooftop terrace with sunbeds facing the sea.

Air Conditioning

Keep cool with our air-conditioned bungalows.

View On The Ocean

Watch the sunset from your own terrace.

Free Wifi

We offer free Wifi everywhere, even in your room.

TV Channels

A-la-carte movies available. Cinema in bed.

Bathroom & Beach Towels

Pack lighter!

Extra Bed

We can add an extra bed for 500THB/night, breakfast included.

Hair Dryer

Bringing the salon to the hotel.

Individual Fridge

Cool water anytime.

Private Rooftop Terrace

With sunbeds. Facing the ocean.

Safety Box

Go to the beach worry-free.

Shampoo and Shower Gel

For a perfect after-sun shower.

SUNSHINE VILLAS

40 square meters.
Spacious bungalows perfect for families.
Private rooftop terrace with sunbeds.
Swimming pool view.
Beach at 100 meters.

Swimming Pool

With a bar.

Air Conditioning

Keep cool with our air-conditioned bungalows.

Free Wifi

We offer free Wifi everywhere, even in your room.

TV Channels

A-la-carte movies available. Cinema in bed.

Bathroom & Beach Towels

Pack lighter!

Extra Bed

We can add an extra bed for 500THB/night, breakfast included.

Hair Dryer

Bringing the salon to the hotel.

Individual Fridge

Cool water anytime.

Safety Box

Go to the beach worry-free.

Shampoo and Shower Gel

For a perfect after-sun shower.

Talaydao Sea View Bungalows

24 square meters of total comfort.
Thai Style Bungalow located in a tropical garden.
Terrace with a sea view.
Beach at 50 meters.

Air Conditioning

Keep cool with our air-conditioned bungalows.

View On The Ocean

Watch the sunset from your own terrace.

Free Wifi

We offer free Wifi everywhere, even in your room.

TV Channels

A-la-carte movies available. Cinema in bed.

Bathroom & Beach Towels

Pack lighter!

Extra Bed

We can add an extra bed for 500THB/night, breakfast included.

Hair Dryer

Bringing the salon to the hotel.

Individual Fridge

Cool water anytime.

Safety Box

Go to the beach worry-free.

Shampoo and Shower Gel

For a perfect after-sun shower.

Talaydao Garden View Bungalows

30 square meters of happiness.
Thai Style Bungalow located in a tropical garden.
Private terrace.
Beach at 30 meters.

Terrace facing the garden.

Relax in the tropical garden.

Extra Bed

We can add an extra bed for 500THB/night, breakfast included.

TV Channels

A-la-carte movies available. Cinema in bed.

Safety Box

Go to the beach worry-free.

Hair Dryer

Bringing the salon to the hotel.

Individual Fridge

Cool water anytime.

Bathroom & Beach Towels

Pack lighter!

Shampoo and Shower Gel

For a perfect after-sun shower.

Free Wifi

We offer free Wifi everywhere, even in your room.

Air Conditioning

Keep cool with our air-conditioned bungalows.

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Our 4 Restaurants & Bars

We have created 4 different atmospheres to delight all kind of travellers.

The Good View Beach Restaurant, perfect for families.

The Aokao restaurant is built on a wooden terrasse on the beach with stunning views over the ocean.

This is where the international breakfast buffet is served…

Our restaurant serves Thai, International, Vegetarian as well as fresh Seafood dishes supplied by local fishermen.

We also have a kid’s menu and we use our own coconuts to create authentic Thai curries. You can enjoy some music, have a fresh fruit shake, a beer or a range of wines and cocktails.

koh mak, restaurant, sea view, breakfast with a view

The Beach Bar, your toes in the sand.

As per the name, this bar is located right on the beach, a few meters away from the Good View restaurant. If you feel like a refreshing drink while sunbathing, just look behind your sunbed and order directly at the beach bar. We also have: – Sea food or meat BBQ on the beach – Life size chess set – Happy Hour with the best cocktails 

Beach Bar

Koh Mak Rooftop Bar and Pizzeria, a step into Italy.

The only Italian wood-fired pizza oven  in town, where you can choose your own toppings. 

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The Coco Bar, a taste of Europe in Koh Mak.

In a chic & elegant atmosphere, (re)discover the real Italian espresso, the draft beer, the classic cocktails and treat yourself with a wine tasting. 

coco bar

Our Activities & Services

Aokao Resort offers guests a wonderful range of facilities and services including…

 

Activities & Services

Spa: Facial, Body Treatment & Massage

We also have massage & spa in two peaceful salons.

Swimming Pool

With a bar.

Thai, Oil, Herbal Massage

For guests wanting a massage right on the beach we have built a small wooden terrace.

Bicycle Rental

There is a cycling route all over Koh Mak, with unique view points.

Motorbike Rental

Explore Koh Mak for 300THB/day (8 USD).

Beach Volley-ball & Football Field

Free of charge. It’s fun and good exercise at the same time. The fields are located right on the beach, near the reception.

Tennis and Badmington Court

We provide you with the rackets and balls, challenge yourself to a game.

Library

Enjoy reading a book on the beach. We have a library with books in many different languages left by the guests from all over the world.

Pool Table and Foosball Table

Up for a game?

Trampoline

Your kids will love it!

Snorkeling equipment

We provide you snorkeling equipment. Koh Mak underwater eco-system contains colorful corals and fishes. 150 THB per day.

Kayak

Create your own adventure and reconnect with nature while paddling around Koh Mak. Explore untouched beaches only accessible by boat. (300 THB per day)

Day Trip On a Boat. Paradise.

Snorkeling, diving, or fishing trips to the neighbouring islands.

We can book it for you!

Diving with our partners.

Interested in getting your PADI? Or just a trial?

Laundry Service

80 THB/kilo. Let us take care of that.

Guest Reviews

Very nice atmosphere, nice view, fantastic beach,quiet and peaceful. Friendly staff. There're a lot of activities in the resort, it's never boring.
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JohnSolo Traveler
If you want peace and quiet beach front views this place is for you !
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NattapornTravel with friends
'This is a good family resort, the staff are extremely helpful and delightful.'
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SusanFamily Trip
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How To Get There ?

Koh Mak Island is located in the Gulf of Thailand, 350 km from Bangkok and 60 km from Trat.

The best way to reach Koh Mak, is to go to the pier in Trat (Laem Ngop pier). Then, take a one-hour speed boat to the island.

Contact us for the transfer from the pier.

From Bangkok, there are 3 ways to get there :

By Flight
THE FAST WAY
  • Bangkok Airways is the only airline connecting Bangkok (Suvhanabumi Airport) to Trat Airport.
  • There are 2 daily flights of 1 hour duration.
  • The fare is around 5000 THB (USD 140) for a round trip.
Bus/ Minivan
THE ECONOMIC WAY
  • Bus from Ekamai and Mochit.
  • Minivan from Victory monument.
  • Departs every hour.
  • The journey lasts around 5/6hours.
  • Around 300 THB (USD 8)
By Private Taxi
THE CONVENIENT WAY
  • We arrange everything for you.
  • Pick-up with a private car from your hotel in Bangkok.
  • Boat Tickets from Trat to Koh Mak.
  • For the price, contact us.

BOAT TIMETABLE

Last update: November 2015. Accurate information.

From Trat (Lam Ngop Pier) to Koh Mak
Speed boat (45 minutes)
  • 10:30
  • 11:30
  • 12:30
  • 14:00
  • 15:00
  • 16:00
From Koh Mak to Trat (Lam Ngop Pier)
Speed boat (45 minutes)
  • 8:30
  • 9:00
  • 10:00
  • 11:30
  • 12:30
  • 13:30

FAQ

If you book directly with us, is there any benefits ?

YES YES and YES. If you Book directly through this website, the boat is on us!

By free transfer we mean a free speed boat roundtrip! : Trat – Koh Mak -Trat .A roundtrip typically costs 900 THB (approx. USD 25), as a couple for instance, you would save approx. USD 50!

Conditions to enjoy our amazing offer:

  1. The booking must be made directly with us.
  2. Offer valid for a minimum of a 3 night stay.
  3. This offer applies up to a maximum of 2 persons per room.
How can i get to Ao Kao White Sand Beach Resort from Bangkok?

1.By plane Bangkok Airway to Trat Airport (around 5000THB / 120 USD roundtrip).From Trat Airport we can arrange private taxi (cost 1000 baht ) to Laemngop pier then take speed boat from Laemngop pier to Kohmak (cost 450 baht/person) and when arrive on Kohmak we can pick up for free.

2. By private taxi we can arrange the private taxi pick up wherever in Bangkok (cost 4500 baht /USD125 ) to Laemngop pier then take speed boat from Laemngop pier to Kohmak (cost 450 baht/ (USD 12 )per person) and when arrive on Kohmak we can pick up for free.

3. The guests can traveling by themselves take the bus or minivan from bus station in Bangkok to Trat bus station. From Trat bus station take taxi to Laemngop pier then take the boat to Kohmak.

How do we get to Ao Kao White Sand Beach Resort from Koh Mak pier?

Let us know the departure time of your speedboat and our staff will pick you up at the pier to transfer you to our resort free of charge.

I don’t have internet connection, how can i reach out to the hotel staff for the pick up at Koh Mak pier to the resort?

You can simply contact us through this number +66831526564 (Call, SMS, WhatsApp, Line).

If you have a local thai number: 0831526564

 

How can i book a speedboat ticket?

The boats are rarely full except sometimes for week-ends and Thai holidays.

You can book by contacting them through their website or you can directly purchase a ticket at the pier.

How much is the speedboat ticket ?

The speedboat ticket costs THB 450 (USD 13) one way and the trip lasts 45 minutes.

I would like to cancel my room, is there any charge fees?

Cancellation 14 days before booking date is free of charge, less than 14 days we have to charge for the first night.

Is there any ATM on Koh Mak Island?

There is no ATM neither Bank on Koh Mak, we recommend you to prepare cash (THB, EURO, USD) before entering the island. There are a lot of ATM in Trat.

Credit card is accepted but will be 4.5% extra because the bank will charge us for this service.

What time the speedboat leaves from Koh Mak to Trat ?

Contact us directly at the reception to book your way back to mainland.

08:30

09:00

10:00

11:30

12:30

13:30

What time the speedboat leaves from Trat Liem Ngop Pier?

Here are the schedule of the speedboat with various companies during high season (until May 2016)

10.30 Leelawadee speed boat

11.30 Seatell speedboat

13.00. Panan speedboat

14.00. Leelawadee speed boat

14.30. Seatell speed boat

15.00. Suansuk speed boat

16.00. Panan speed boat

Is it possible to have extra beds ?

Yes, extra beds are available and cost THB 500 (USD 14)  per night.