What better way to end a holiday in tropical paradise? The island of Koh Mak showed its beauty to me before in 2011 and I knew this was a perfect place to laze on the beach and enjoy the quietness and friendliness of this Thai gem.
The island Koh Mak is about 16 km2 with 800 people living on it and it is still a kind of well kept secret island in the Eastern Gulf of Thailand (between Ko Chang and the Cambodian border). There is no ATM or night-life on Koh Mak, only 10,000 palm trees, a Buddhist temple, tree fishing villages, over 20 resorts, a few shops and restaurants.
I booked myself one of the eleven bungalows in the Holiday beach resort directly on Ao Kao beach on the south-west coast of the island. This is the most popular beach with 12 little resorts along its beach and coconut trees leaning above the sea-water. The Ao Kao Beach is about 5 km long, so it was easy to find some beautiful lonely spots during my beach walks and to swim in the shallow water.
On the third day of my stay I went scuba diving in the Koh Rang National Park. In between the two dives we had a lunch on the beautiful white sand beach of Koh Rang. But most of my time was spend doing absolutely nothing while enjoying the hammock of my bungalow or having a little swim in the sea. During the sunsets I got some Thai massages (the painful ones) on the beach. This truly was the perfect end of my holiday!