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Koh Chang

Koh Mak

Koh Kood Gulf of Thailand

Photo by Christian G

not to allow that to happen to their

Island Hot Spots

island. Thus the idea of ‘Thailand’s Family Island’ was born. Many beach

great views across the island and across the sea to outlying islands. As the island

There are two beaches that are

is relatively small, you are never more

resorts and islands in Thailand are well

popular with tourists visiting Koh

than a few minutes walk or bicycle ride

known for their bars, nightlife, huge

Mak. On the northwest there is a

from the beach wherever you live.

resorts and shopping malls. You wont

long swathe of sand that is home

get any of that on Koh Mak. What

to Koh Mak Resort and a couple of

you will get is an environment which

smaller bungalow establishments.

ment is still in it’s early stages. The first

is safe, where you wont be disturbed

But the busiest beach is on the

development, marketed under the

by karaoke at 3 am and where you

southwest of the island. This beach

name ‘Goodtime Resort’, only began

can walk along a beach without

is lined with a dozen small and mid

construction in mid-2006. This unique

tripping over a gap year student

size bungalow resorts. However,

development of brick and teak wood

crashed out after a party. Move to

developers have not built on the

homes proved to be very popular and

the island and within a week or two

beach, where land prices are high,

within a couple of years 30 homes had

you will probably have met most of

but a few minutes walk inland in

been built for mainly European buyers.

the inhabitants.

areas that provide privacy but also

The success of Goodtime led to two

At the moment property develop-

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