How to get to Koh Mak
From Laem Ngop pier on the mainland to Koh Mak
By Speedboat: Leelawadee Speedboat company is closely related to the Makathanee resort. Besides a possible stop on one of the few islands that lie between the mainland and Koh Mak, the Leelawadee Koh Mak speedboat will take you directly to the pier at the Makathanee resort. Departures from Laem Ngop are daily at 10:30 and 14:00 and from the Makathanee Pier back to Laem Ngop departures are at 08:00 and 11:00. The journey takes apr. 45 minutes and the current fare is 450 baht per person for a one-way ticket. During the low season other schedules apply. We will book speedboat seat for our visitors, so don't forget to list your expected arrival time.
By Slow boat: For those that are not in a rush to go get to the islands or that carry a lot of luggage, there is also a much slower big boat. This converted fishing boat departs from the same pier in Laem Ngop, but travels to the Ao Nid pier near our resort. The slow boat to Koh Maak departs at 15:00 from the Laem Ngop pier and sails in the opposite way at 08:00. Tickets are 300 baht per person one way and this journey lasts about 3 hours. Pick up from the Ao Nid pier to the Plub Pla Koh Mak Retreat is available at no extra charge to guests that hold a confirmed booking.
From Bangkok to Laem Ngop pier
By private Car: Find the quickest way to the new Suvarnabhumi airport, but continue to follow the Highway No. 7 (Tollway) until you find the exit to Highway number 344 in the direction of Baan Bun and Kleang. This exit lies about 2 km. after the second Toll booth. Follow this road until it joins Highway number 3 in the direction of Chantaburi and Trat. Continue until you pass the combined army and police checkpoint that stands apr. 25 km's before Trat city. After this you turn right at traffic lights next to the gasoline station. There is a huge sign directing you towards Koh Chang on the opposite side of the road. Follow this road, passing both the Ao Thammachat (Koh Chang ferry) and Centerpoint ferry piers. Approximately 5 km's later there is a right turn to the last Laem Ngop pier from where the speedboats and slow boat depart. Unload and ask for the secure parking lot where Parking is 50 baht per day. Total distance is 350 kilometers.
By Minibus or Taxi service: Chauffeur driven minibuses or taxies are available year round for pick ups from anywhere within the Thai borders.
Current rates for the most popular pick up points
|Location||Car (Toyota Vios or Similar)||9 person Minibus|
|Suvarnabhumi Airport||4300 baht||5000 baht|
|Downtown Bangkok||4500 baht||5100 baht|
|Pattaya||3500 baht||4000 baht|
|Koh Samet||3000 baht||3500 baht|
Please note that these rates are subject to change without prior notice. Payments to be made to the driver in cash, but deposits are required depending on pick up location.
By Bus / Coach / Shared minibus:
Bus 9908 (or 999) Government operated air conditioned coaches from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Laem Ngop or Trat city. Bus directly to Laem Ngop arrives at the airport's bus terminal at 08:15 and 10:15. Departures to Trat city from the airport at 6:40, 10:10, 11:40, 13:10, 16:10, 18:10, 8:25 and 10:25. In the opposite direction departures are from Laem Ngop at 14:00 and 16:00 and from Trat at 7:30, 8:30, 9:30, 11:30, 12:30 and 16:00. Current rate is 270 baht per person one-way.
Shared minibuses can be booked from most travel agents in Bangkok. Departure is usually from the Police station on Kao Sarn Road. In busy times there will be coaches and rate may vary.
By Air plane:
Bangkok Airways is also the owner of Trat airport, so only they are allowed to fly there. During the low season there are flight twice daily, while in the high and peak season this number will increase to 3 or even 4 flights a day. Check out www.bangkokair.com for fare and availability. We also provide a "limousine" service, to take you from the airport to the Krom Luang pier in Laem Ngop.
The Koh Mak Retreat, 50/5 Moo 2, Ao Pai Beach, Koh Mak island, Trat, 23120 Thailand.
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GPS Coordinates Koh Mak Retreat: 11.815394, 102.499952