Van arranged by Baan Makok picked us at 7am from our Bangkok hotel. Whole journey took about 5 hours with one toilet break. Along the way there are many rest stops with eateries, coffee counters, convenience stores, toilets etc. Koh Kood Express Ferry took 90 minutes (THB350 per person). It’s very comfortable as it’s air conditioned. The lady who checks your ticket on board would also ask which hotel you are staying in Koh Kood. This is to enable her to arrange shuttle car to the designated hotel. Our shuttle car droved about 15 minutes before reversing all the way along a dirt road till we saw a “Baan Makok” signage. Staff came out to help us bring our luggage along a pathway leading to the rooms. We were welcomed by Pangrum who has been answering all my enquiries in the last few months. We sank into the calm & tranquil environment instantly. Room 5, in our opinion is the best. We love to keep the room well ventilated by keeping the various windows and door to the outdoor patio open. Air-conditioning did not work for 2 evenings but no issue at all, it’s cool. Pangrum tried her best to get it fixed and I really appreciate her effort. We enjoyed watching fishes swimming in the canal from our room’s window and during low tide, active crabs in action. It’s so relaxing that we decide not to tour the island. We kayak to the nearby beach 3 times (twice for sunset) and once we kayak to another beach (after Captain Hook’s Resort). Staff never failed to assist us of the kayak whenever we return to Baan Makok. We moved to Room 6 for one night. On Valentine’s Day evening, Pangrum offered us two complimentary mocktails. The drink was incredible, sour but sweet at the same time (made with lime & strawberry). My partner and I enjoyed the daily breakfast very much. Lunch & dinner are alright (my favourite dishes are actually dessert: deep fried banana & pancake). Restaurant service at lunch & dinner was kind of slacked. Maybe it’s due to the informal atmosphere. Staff tends to hide behind the counter near the kitchen entrance or would sit on the ground near the staircase. Once, a signage fell with a loud thud but no staff picked it up until Pangrum walked over form the Reception Counter. Overall I would still highly recommend a stay here as it’s a unique property. Others may lament about the location but it’s perfect for us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A simply 8 room amidst the mangroove tree at Koh Kut, Thailand, for those who love beach, sea, waterfall and canal. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bann Makok The Getaway Hotel Koh Kood