Thailand & Cambodia 2011 travel blog

Arriving by ferry on Koh Chang

Public ferry to Ko Chang

First night in Thailand (on Koh Chang)

A 'boat load' of fish

Laz & Dave choose their supper

Dave enjoying Lazy Day resort

Sunset stroll, Koh Mak

Afternoon ziz for Laz

Alan 'working'

Paying the bill, Holiday Resort

Beach, Koh Mak

Holiday Resort, Koh Mak

Snorkel trip near Koh Mak

Vix floating

Snorkelling day out

Alan & Laz relaxing

Lazy Day resort, Koh Mak

Laz relaxing at Holiday Resort

Lazy Day resort

Lazy Day resort

Sailing into the sunset

Sunrise on Koh Mak 1

Sunrise on Koh Mak 2

Sunset cocktails

Sunset eating on Koh Mak

Holiday resort

Saying goodbye to Pom

Leaving Koh Mak


The Islands of Koh Mak & Koh Chang (Gulf of Thailand): 20-27th January 2011

These are two wonderful islands in the Gulf of Thailand, both of which we have previously visited. We headed straight to Koh Chang on arrival at Bangkok airport where we caught a shuttle bus to the public bus terminal and, after a marathon flight of 14 hours with a transit in Abu Dhabi, caught a public bus down to the port (about 4.5 hours) to catch the 40 minute ferry to Koh Chang.

We met up with Laz and Dave who were already ensconced in their plush hotel. We successfully found a cheapie room in a nearby hotel (about £14 per night). Perfectly decent apart from the 3D painting of chihuahua puppies above our bed. We spent a couple of nights here before heading off to the south of the island and another ferry to the island of Koh Mak.

We returned to the Lazy Day resort where we'd stayed before with Liz & Baz and enjoyed three nights here before moving to another, even nicer beachside resort called Holiday Resort Great food, lounging about in hammocks, a snorkel day out with Laz (Dave had by then returned to London) and lots of backgammon.

Very pleased to say that Koh Mak hasn't changed much at all since our last visit in 2008. Still the same restful coconut plantations, white sandy beaches and small scale development.



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