Koh Mak – Around the Island

Koh Chang to Koh Mak was pretty easy.  I got a truck taxi from my resort to the bottom of Koh Chang, then onto a ferry, which is about a 2 hour ride.  This ride is where my post will begin.

The pier was really cool.  Lots of little floating shops, and some huts for rent.  I should have requested the price, because I might go back there in a few more days.

Some pictures as we leave the port.

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On the truck bus to the ferry I met a couple from Germany, who are on a 20 day holiday in Thailand.  They are really nice, and we have some good laughs together on the ferry as well.

The views from the ferry are pretty amazing.

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Our first stop is at Koh Waik.  This Island has very little of what we think are luxuries, even the port is cool.  This is how they exit and enter the ferry from the island.

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We toss a few passengers onto the raft, and leave for Koh Mak.  Another hour of beautiful views.

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An hour later and we are here.

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From the port, I start thinking about where am I going to stay.  I did not make any reservations, in hopes that I can find a deal.

The 2 Germans, and I share a free ride over to a resort we heard is cheap.

And it is.  It is 350 baht for a hut, with water, and a fan.  The huts have only a mattress on the floor with a mosquito net. The huts are extremely hot though.  No breeze.

We decide to continue walking down the beach to see what else exist.

We make it to Monkey Island Resort.  They have similar huts, but with beds and better fans.  They are 600 baht ($19 CAD) per night.  I decide to stay here.

My friends walk further down the beach and find a 5 star resort for 900 baht ($31 CAD) a night.  I think I might upgrade in a few nights to that place, or maybe I will be cheaper and go to the first place.

Pictures from my first day relaxing at Monkey Island Resort.

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The next day I meet my friends and a new friend Kai, who is also German, to rent scooters and explorer the island.

Kia and I share a scooter, he wants me to drive, which I am fine with.

Our first stop is a temple, but I cannot find the name of it.

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After the temple, we head over to another pier, where we find lots of fish swimming under it.

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Next is a cool little hidden pub, where we stop for a pint.  I love this place.

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Onto our next stop where we will do some swimming, and then onto many more resorts.  We stop at several of them just to explorer but also to find the prices per night.  Just in case I find a deal and want to move later.  However, we find the best beach is ours, and the best prices are also on our current side.

Here are some pictures from the exploring of Koh Mak.

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What an amazing first 2 days on Koh Mak.

Where is Koh Mak?  It’s that little 5 KM wide island in Thailand, near Cambodia.

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