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Koh Mak

January 24, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

We debated whether it would be a week in Cambodia, seeing Ankor Wat and learning  about the countries atrocities, or a week on a beach. Guess what won out. Well the next challenge was which island – so many to choose from.




our uber posh villa - relatively expensive but worth it.

view from kids bedrrom

We decided to avoid the touristy ones and instead headed towards the east coast towards Cambodia, near to the island of Koh Chang. Here we looked on a map and found virtually the smallest island we could called Koh Mak, and then hunted round for a place to stay. Given our last minute booking, we were a bit limited, but we did find a super-posh 2 storey villa in a resort called – Koh Mak Resort. We paid well over the odds, but what we got was great value. The place, the beach, the crystal clear sea, the food (especially the food) all added up to a really relaxing and memorable 5 days. They raked the whole beach every morning so there was no litter, seaweed or sandflies – something that they did have a problem with on other parts of the island. If you do fancy coming here –read Trip Advisor VERY carefully – not all the resorts here are the same!

great snorkling off the pier

and the swings all down the beach were very popular

As usual, the kids made friends and  we met up with a couple of interesting families, Sirus and Otis from America (now working for NIKE and living in China) and Ma, Lucia and Sebrum, a Dutch/Spanish family with a restaurant in Barcelona. (no 18 out of 2600 restaurants in Barcelona on Trip Advisor – if you want the details – comment me). Great fun was also had on the motorbikes seeing the island and deciding that we were really lucky with where we ended up, getting lost in the rubber plantations and stumbling on a herd of wild pigs.

what lovely sunset?

a lot of fun was had with the coconuts

All in all, it was a very relaxing week – and one of the few islands that remains relatively unspoilt.

The ruins and culture of Cambodia will have to wait for another year.

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  1. katko
    January 28, 2012 at 10:03 am

    The villa looks amazing! I won’t comment on Jo’s coconuts!

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