We are a family run guesthouse designed to be a fun, relaxing and inclusive space for travellers to experience a high quality and authentic travel experience. 

about us

By the sea was born from a passion for high-end backpacking, asian-fusion food and laidback island culture.

Siblings Silke and Jens, along with their Thai family Kiaw and Kim, envisioned bringing a modern style to the untouched paradise of Koh Mak while respecting the surroundings of this beautiful island. Opening its doors in 2017, By The Sea captures the heart of the island through its natural handcrafted furnishings sourced from upcycled fishing boats and collected driftwood as well artwork from local artists.

We believe life is here to be enjoyed and bring this belief to life everyday with our team, guests and island friends. While quality is at the heart of the experience we offer here at By The Sea, our compassionate team share our vision for creating an inclusive and peaceful atmosphere to encourage a genuine connection and a truly authentic island experience. 

Stay with us in one of our 11 thoughtfully designed guestrooms to become a part of our extended family and discover for yourself why life is better By The Sea!

how to get here

We can arrange a private transfer from Bangkok to allow for a stress-free journey to start your holiday right!

taxi for up to three people:

3,500 ฿

mini van for up to eight people:

฿ 4,500


you can make your own way...





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koh mak

Call us when you arrive and we will come and collect you!

Boat times vary depending on the weather conditions and the season, you can find up to date information here