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How to Get There

In the year 2006, Koh Mak Island was enlisted in the world’s top ten most secret beaches. This certainly does not mean that getting to Koh Mak for a peaceful, out-of-the-world vacation will cause enormous troubles on the way! In fact, transportation to Koh Mak has a handful of options to offer from multiple common holiday destinations in Thailand. To get to the island, the travelers has to be at Trat first, then they would be transported to Koh Mak by boats.


Getting to Koh Mak Island: By Road till Trat

Reaching Trat from several corners of Thailand is open to plenty of options. Since most of the tourist come from Bangkok, the facilities are obviously better in that route. Anyone can hire a taxi or a car to self-drive to get to Trat. There are also air-conditioned buses available in regular schedules to take group of travelers from Bangkok to Koh Mak. Private vans are also offered for hiring for the large group of tourists who seek for a more comfortable ride with privacy. However, getting to Trat for a better journey to Koh Mak is encouraged. The fare list of on-road transportations depend on the vehicles chosen and can be found on the tourism websites and vehicle rental offices.


Getting to Koh Mak: Reaching Trat by Air

For the ones who prefer to cut a short but heavenly trip to Koh Mak can surely go and reach Trat in an airplane. This will help in saving the time on road journey and will leave the tourist with more time to spend in relaxation on Koh Mak. Bangkok Arirways has three flights a day to Trat with absolutely affordable ticket costs. Along with saving some time and energy, the flight to Trat can serve with an amazing birds-eye view of the way and set a good mood for the trip to serene Koh Mak Island!


Getting to Koh Mak: To the Island by Boat

Since Koh Mak is an island deep in the ocean, the most convenient ride to get there would obviously be by any water vehicle. Several types of boats like the slow boat, the speed boats of various range and wooden boats take trips regularly to Koh Mak from different starting points. There is nothing to be worried about the security the boat rides provide as hundreds of tourists and visitors are using these services everyday to get to Koh Mak. The fares vary depending on the service and the location but they are still quite reasonable to fit in any holiday budgets. The boat rides to Koh Mak add more to the whole trip as the aesthetic and chaste natural beauty will keep the tourists bewildered for quite a time!


Klong Son Beach is good for:

peace and quiet

sandy beach



Short description:

Klong Son beach (or Had Klong Son) is located on the north of Koh Chang. Nice bay at the very top of the island. Pure white sand stretch of beach, shaded with coconut trees. Klong Son gets very low numbers of visitors with the bulk of the backpackers and tourists alike speeding south enroute to Koh Chang's finer and more popular stretches of sand.

White Sand Beach is good for:

night live

sandy beach

variety of restaurants


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Koh Chang's most famous stretch of sand, at over 2km long there's certainly room for everyone! Lined with bungalows, food stalls and shops this is one of the best beaches in all of Thailand.

Klong Phrao Beach is good for:

tranquil surroundings

gorgeous rocky landscape

all sorts of activities

quiet and peaceful

Short description:

Situated on the somewhat less glamorous, northern side of the Koh Chang Island, Klong Prao isn’t all that much of tourist destination, especially for those who are in need of a true holiday experience of the exotic kind.

Lonely Beach is good for:

great sunset

cheap and peaceful retreat

all sorts of beach activities

perfect for family

Short description:

Also known as Kai Bae Beach, this is the spot to catch a great sunset! A few small shops and food stalls are along the beach, a good spot to chill out away from the crowds at White Sands Beach.

Bangbao Bay is good for:


seafood restaurants



Short description:

A well-sheltered bay with a small and quiet beach. It is a fishing community where residents still live in houses built on stilts and are connected by wooden bridges. There are a growing number of tourist shops, scuba dive outlets and seafood restaurants offering a good selection of seafood.

Salak Khok Bay is good for:

pretty, unspoiled area

traditional Thai community


quiet and peaceful

Short description:

There aren’t so much attraction in Salak Kok, but tourists can Kayak among the mangroves. Salak Kok Bay still has a fishing community that doesn’t change so much in many years, a great place to see the real traditional Thai community.



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