Travel from Battambang to Koh Mak

By joint bus and ferry service the journey from Battambang to Koh Mak is scheduled to take 8 hours 30 minutes.

Bus Times from Battambang to Koh Mak

There is currently 1 direct service a day from Battambang to Koh Mak available to book online.

BattambangKoh MakCostCompany
07:3016:00$ 41Boonsiri High Speed Ferries

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Battambang Bus Stop

Boonsiri High Speed Ferries services from Battambang to Koh Mak commence with a pick up from any hotel in Battambang.

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Koh Mak Ferry Pier

Boonsiri High Speed Ferries services from Battambang to Koh Mak arrive at Koh Mak Ao Nid Pier.

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About Travel to Koh Mak

Koh Mak is a small island shaped a little like a cross, which is located roughly halfway between Koh Chang and Koh Kood, in the Upper Gulf of Thailand. The island is approximately 7 long by 6 km at it’s widest point. Because of the shape of the island, however, the land area is only 16 square kilometres.

Uniqueness of Koh Mak

Koh Mak is a special place, similar to but also unlike the many other small islands in Thailand. One of the differences is that development on the island has been planned and strictly controlled. Koh Mak itself is not a designated national park but it is owned privately by 5 local families who are descendants of a government official who purchased the entire island at the end of the 19th Century. Since then the island has slowly transitioned from producing agricultural products to tourism.

The 5 families have largely developed the island themselves, resisting the advances of large companies wanting to buy the land and develop luxury resorts. Koh Mak has some good accommodation, but it doesn’t have the large luxury resorts of the type you will find on neighbouring Koh Kood. Nor does the island have any busy bars, and the island’s owners have focused on environment issues like waste management making the island a lot cleaner than many others in Thailand.

Ao Kao Beach Pier in Koh Mak
Ao Kao Beach Pier in Koh Mak
Things to do in Koh Mak

There’s very little development on Koh Mak and the number of permanent residents is around 400. The island has two small villages. What Koh Mak does have a lot of is coconut trees. Koh Mak was the first island in Thailand where coconuts were planted for commercial development.

To make the most of a trip to Koh Mak what you need to do is to explore the island, and the sea surrounding it. Both of which are very beautiful. There are 7 beaches in Koh Mak where you can sunbathe and swim. These beaches vary in size and how busy they get. The longest and most popular beach is the 5 km long Ao Kao Beach. At the other end of the scale, Ao Tao Kai Beach on the northern tip of the island is difficult to reach and only 250 metres long.

Travel around the island is either on foot, by boat, by kayak or by bicycle. Renting a kayak or bicycle for the day to explore Koh Mak, and some of the small surrounding islands, is a very popular activity. There are very few cars on Koh Mak which makes the island very pleasant for cyclists. For snorkelling or scuba diving you need to travel a little further from Koh Mak to one of the many dive sites in the Koh Chang Marine Park. Koh Mak has two long running dive schools which offer both diving training courses and snorkelling trips.

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