Join our compassionate island community, become immersed in the natural beauty of life in tropical paradise and discover for yourself why life is better by the sea.
We live a simple life and respect the natural beauty of our home. People who stay, often stay longer by being drawn to the traditional way of life here which brings a nostalgia of “old Thailand” before tourism corrupted the natural beauty.
Our islanders are conscious to preserve this beauty with many eco initiatives supported by the community, here is some of the ways we keep our island a true paradise
The coral conservation group is an exciting new project here on Koh Mak which grows coral through recycled PVC piping as well as hosting workshops in schools and the diving community about the preservation of coral.
Community is valued above all so you will never find a 7/11, but rest assured that you can still shop from local minimarts. This allows family-run businesses like ourselves to thrive and support each other the best that we can.
With a growing amount of the islands energy is produced through solar. We encourage visitors to adopt a low carbon mindset with the use of electric vehicles and bicycles rentals. Recycling is also enforced at every resort and restaurant.
By The Sea green farm is just one of the many organic farms supporting the community. We grow our produce sustainably through the avoidance of agricultural chemicals such as MSG and additive colouring.
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phoenix Muay Thai
Learn from former champions in Phoenix Muay Thai gym and transform your body into a weapon in this technical and prestigious sport.
Diving + Snorkeling
Our pristine beaches are just the surface of a whole world waiting to be discovered under the crystal clear waves. Close by is the famous Mu Koh Chang marine park which spans over 52 islands and is home to 40 different species of coral, home to a wealth of wildlife just waiting to be discovered. There are two Padi certified dive shops here on Koh Mak which are waiting to take you on your underwater adventure!
When you explore our island you will make many furry friends, however they were not always so friendly and healthy as you see them today. The Animal Clinic is a non-profit organisation, providing medical treatments for the islands animals free of charge to their owners. They are a friendly bunch and are always happy to meet people who wish to contribute in any way possible. You might be surprised by what you can offer to this well deserving charity and all it starts with is a friendly conversation!
good times yoga
Yoga offers self-reflection, the practice of kindness and self-awareness. You can join one of the group classes at the yoga shala immersed in the lush tropical gardens of Good Times resort.
A new addition to our paradise home is the sandbox coworking space, offering fast internet and comfortable office space. Our island friends also offer private workshops for start up businesses to reach their full potential.