WHITE SAND BEACH RESORT
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.
Our safe and natural surroundings are the perfect spot for vacationing families, ommantic 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
Nested along the pristine stretch of Ao Kao Beach, White Sand Beach resort offers comfortable, modern and tropical Bungalows with free Wi-Fi. Built among the towering palm trees and coconut plantations, the Bungalows offers a selection of sea, garden or pool views.
All Bungalows at Ao Kao White Sand Beach Resort are air-conditioned and equipped with a flat-screen TV and refrigerator. Private Roof Terrace, Bathroom with hot/cold rain shower and hairdryer.
Guest can enjoy a game of volleyball on the beach, or opt for a variety of water sports. There is a tennis court and mountain bikes available for rent.
The Good View Restaurant serves a variety of local dishes and seafood. The Beach Bar offers drinks with a view over the neighbouring islands.
Each guest gets their very own privacy because our resort is only composed of bungalows.
We have 25 bungalows in total, with three different categories: Sunset Villa Beach Front, Sunshine Villa Pool View and Sun Sweet.
As per the name, the ‘Sunset Villa Beach Front’ units are located along the length of our white sand beach and offer great views of the ocean.
The ‘Sunshine Villa Pool View’ units are in the tropical garden, facing the swimming pool, but still with a beach access within 50 meters.
The ‘Sun Sweet’ bungalows are very closed to the beach and the swimming pool too while nestled in the tropical garden.
The bungalows have been built and constructed using various Thai architectural design styles. Each unit comes with a spacious bedroom and a bathroom with a rain shower.
The bungalows have their own rooftop terrace, and let us remind you that all of them are located on the most beautiful beach of the island: The White Sand Beach.
Our 4 Restaurants & Bars
We have created 4 different atmospheres to delight all kinds of travellers.
The Good View Beach Restaurant - perfect for families!
The Aokao Restaurant is built on a wooden terrace 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 kids 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.
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
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.
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.
Our Activities & Services
Aokao Resort offers guests a wonderful range of facilities and services including…
Free transfer from the pier
Welcome to Aokao. Contact us & we pick you up for free at the pier in Koh Mak!
Martial arts, fitness classes and weight loss programs that really work!
Spa: Facial, Body Treatment & Massage
We also have massage & spa in two peaceful salons.
All inclusive 7-nights yoga package.
With a bar.
Thai, Oil, Herbal Massage
For guests wanting a massage right on the beach we have built a small wooden terrace.
There is a cycling route all over Koh Mak, with unique view points.
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.
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?
Your kids will love it!
We provide you snorkeling equipment. Koh Mak underwater eco-system contains colorful corals and fishes. 150 THB per day.
Create your own adventure and reconnect with nature while paddling around Koh Mak. Explore untouched beaches only accessible by boat.
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?
80 THB/kilo. Let us take care of that.
Discover more about us…
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 :
- 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 from Ekamai and Mochit.
- Minivan from Victory monument.
- Departs every hour.
- The journey lasts around 5/6hours.
- Around 300 THB (USD 8)
- 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.
Last update: May 2016. Accurate information.
- 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
- If you book directly with us, are there any benefits ?
YES YES and YES. If you Book directly through this website, you get 50% off on the boat for every person in your booking! A roundtrip typically costs 900 THB (approx. USD 30).
Also, we will pick you up at the pier for free (instead of 50 THB per person).
Do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com or by using the contact form.
- As Koh Mak is a car-free island, how can I get to the hotel from the pier ?
No worries we have a free pick up just for you ! Let us know your arrival details and we will be happy to come and pick you up at the pier. For Free.
- 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 (only applies for bookings made directly with us, regular cost is 50 THB one way / person).
- 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.
- What time the speedboat leaves from Trat Laem Ngop Pier?
Here are the schedule of the speedboat with various companies during high season (until May 2017)
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.