Solo Female Travel in Koh Mak

Koh Mak, an enchanting island paradise located in the Trat Province of Thailand, is famed for its stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters and tranquil environment. Located in the eastern Gulf of Thailand, not far from the Cambodian border, this verdant haven is the perfect spot for those seeking a serene getaway, away from bustling tourist trails. This lesser-known gem in Thailand’s crown is renowned for its verdant rubber and coconut plantations, unique wildlife, and the diverse marine life surrounding its coral reefs. The two main beaches, Ao Suan Yai and Ao Kao, offer pristine white sands and placid warm waters ideal for swimming, snorkeling, and sailing. In Koh Mak, you can revel in the extraordinary peace, explore ecological walking trails, visit the organic farming projects, or enjoy the delectable local Thai cuisine it is also known for.

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Is Koh Mak good for solo travel?


Safety:Very safe

Koh Mak is generally a very safe destination for solo female travelers. The locals are friendly and respectful. It's a relaxed and quiet island with low crime rates. However, like any other place, it's still important to keep your personal belongings secure and be mindful of your surroundings, especially if you're out late at night alone. It's also advisable to let someone know your plans for the day.


Navigation around Koh Mak is generally straightforward. This tropical island isn't overly large, making it easy to explore by either foot or reasonably priced rentals such as bikes and scooters. However, lack of road signs and occasional rough terrains could pose minor difficulties. Hence, it is advisable for travelers to have a reliable map or GPS system at hand.
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Things to do:Interesting

Koh Mak is abundant in scenic beauty. It's a bit less bustling compared to other islands, making it perfect for those who are seeking tranquility and relaxation. There are several beautiful beaches where you can sunbathe or swim. There's also opportunity for kayaking and snorkeling. You can explore the local rubber and coconut plantations or visit the local Buddhist temple. It might lack some adventurous activities compared to larger islands but it is nonetheless perfect for a peaceful retreat.

Food:Above average

Koh Mak, offers a wonderful variety of Thai cuisine which is as rich as it is diverse. Plenty of seafood options are available due to its coastal location. There is also a good mix of local and international dishes. The frequency of vegetarian options could be better though.


Koh Mak is moderately budget-friendly. It isn't as cheap as some of the other islands in Thailand, but you can still survive on a decent budget with economical accommodation and meal options available. However, activities and exploration can bring up the total cost.

Is Koh Mak worth visiting?


Katja (29)


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Koh Mak is a wonderful, very safe, small island. There are lot of nice beaches. Some of them are in front of a resort, some beaches are wild and there are only a few other people. It's perfect if you're searching for a quite place. I would recommend to also visit Koh Kham from here. :)

Posted: December 11, 2023Experienced: November, 2023
Things to do: 3/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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