We last stayed at the Lazy Day resort in Feb 2012. We decided to return here because we wanted to totally relax and do very little. We were so pleased to find that very little had changed since we last visited two years ago. Fortunately unlike a lot of places I have been back to in Thailand, the rate of development here is very slow because the island is primarily owned by only 5 families. Apart from a few small shops opening, there have been no further resorts built. This really appeals to us because the island has maintained its laid back charm. The service at Lazy Day remains excellent, all the staff are attentive and so friendly and cannot be faulted. We stayed longer at Lazy Day resort this time rather than choosing to split our beach time between Koh Mak and Koh Kood, so we spent more time exploring the island and what it has to offer. It was interesting to speak with the owner about life on the island and the island's history.
The bungalows and the gardens are still very well maintained and we loved to hear the sound of the waves whilst we laid in bed. The beds are very hard and I can't say that i get the best nights sleep; although my husband thought the beds were comfy, i suppose its down to personal preference.
We spent most of our time chilling out and eating, mainly at the resorts restaurant and we ate out twice locally. Whilst i note that some reviewers have mentioned that Lazy Day is a little more expensive than other places, we don't find the difference significant. For us the fact that we only had to walk a short distance for a guarenteed good meal was a big bonus. We stayed 8 nights and our food and drinks bill, which you pay at the end was £180.00. This included one or two course lunches, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and two or three course evening meals. Breakfast is included in the room rate. The nightly rate also hasn't changed since we last stayed, it was actually cheaper for us this time due to the weakness of the Baht against pound sterling. We did tend to stock up with drinks from the local shops because they are cheaper.
The slight issue we had during our stay was one of the other resorts was playing loud music on three nights. Fortunately it stopped early on (10pm), but it was a bit annoying when the resort is usually so tranquil. I don't know if there is much the owner could do about this, or even if it is a regular occurrence.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lazy Day The Resort is a holiday resort located on Koh Mak island, Trad, Thailand - one of few holiday destinations that offers calmness and peaceful atmosphere. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lazy Day The Hotel Koh Mak