Want to stay away from the crowds? Say goodbye to Koh Phi Phi and Koh Samui, say hello to these extremely scenic and unspoiled islands in Thailand that remain off the tourist radar!
Today let's visit Koh Mak.
Thailand is certainly the best place for beach lovers and island hoppers, with the likes of big-name vacation destinations from Koh Samui to Koh Phi Phi dominating many travel bucket lists. The result is an influx of visitors to these places, resulting in not just crowds but increasing demand for infrastructure and commercial activities. Step off the beaten tourist track and discover our list of eight amazing hidden islands in Thailand untouched by the masses, complete with pristine beaches, clear waters full of marine life, and undisturbed sunbathing spots. Read on!
A little bit south of Koh Wai is the larger, privately-owned island of Koh Mak. Koh Mak is approximately 16 square kilometers and has a population of approximately 1,500 people. Still a fairly well-kept secret for most travelers, Koh Mak makes a peaceful alternative to its neighbor Koh Chang, with a handful of family-friendly accommodation options — from beach bungalows to small boutique hotels — that cater to visitors traveling with children. Even better, the Koh Mak community has kickstarted sustainable tourism activities that visitors are encouraged to take part in, in order to protect the island’s environment and help minimize the carbon footprint of their stay!