The years 2020 and 2021 have been tragic in many ways. The world as we knew it came to a standstill. The reigning emotions, wherever I looked, were fear and despair. But, in the midst of it all, I can’t overlook the little blessings in disguise. I am thankful for so much. Never have I had the opportunity to explore Thailand, as I could in the past couple of years.
Sometime ago, we went to Koh Mak. We started around eight in the morning to reach the speedboat pier by three in the afternoon. It took us about four hours, which means we enjoyed some breaks on the way.
Koh Mak is a tropical island in Thailand, a sub district of Koh Kood. The pier is right next to the one that would take you to Koh Chang. “The gladdest moment in human life is a departure into unknown lands.” – Sir Richard Burton
Since we drove to the pier, we had to leave the car at a parking near the pier for 50 baht/day. The speed boat booking had been done through the resort.
It took us about 40 mins to get from the mainland to the island. The speedboat was quite packed and moving around was not an option. So overall the journey was uneventful.
Koh Mak is a tropical island in Thailand, a sub district of Koh Kood. The island, named after the areca nut, is a piece of paradise. The stunning island is still a well-kept secret and hopefully will remain so in future.
The island has virtually no night life, so visiting Koh Mak to party will be a waste of time. There are a few shops that sell required items. I even spotted one selling clothes and swimsuits but did not get a chance to explore. However, its better to carry whatever you need as well as enough cash, as I spotted no ATMs either.
LazyDay The resort had beautiful grounds and some of the most gorgeous trees. A very positive environment friendly gesture that I noticed in this resort was to not provide bottled drinking water in the usual pet bottles. We could refill our water bottles any time from their water filter, as they provided reusable glass bottles, to reduce waste.
The beach was magnificent. All the stress I carried from the mainland was washed away while I watched the waves. At night the whole place changed into wonderland with those tiny lights on the trees and the full moon.