My start with the Good Time Resort was a bit shakey as they forgot to pick me up from the pier in Koh Mak. This is a small island in the middle of the Andeman where you can't just flag a taxi. Once the information office called and sorted it out for me all went up and up from there.
The hotel is really a set of small and not so small Thai villas that has been restored to perfection. I had a lovely little house at the bottom of the resort - very private and very comfortable. It was one large room with a comfortable bed and a nice sofa to sit on. No TV here although there was a set that you could borrow DVDs to watch on. A lovely front porch with great chairs as well. The bedding was very German in style with single covers. I was cold at night and had to request a duvet which came promptly.
The bathroom was big and open plan but nicely decorated. The water on Koh Mak is very rusty - that's an island thing not the hotel. It smelled quite strong but wasn't a deal breaker. Towels were clean and plentiful as were the toiletries that were provided.
Breakfast was served up on the main builidng where the restaurant and lounge were located. Breakfast was simple with great coffee, fresh fruit, fresh bread and pancakes. Dinner at the restaurant was excellent, especially after the cook learned that I like spicey food and started to cook off menu for me.
I spent an hour or so a day in the loung upstairs working on my computer as the only wifi (free) was up there. It was a lovely place to work with a nice cross breeze. There was a toy corner and an extensive library of DVDs up there as well.
The Good Time Resort arranged for one of the best Thai massages that I have ever had. The young woman who did the massage didn't speak English but we worked together for two hours (she only charged me for 90 minutes) beating the kinks out. She was so good I hired her all four days that I was there.
The Good Time Resort is located a walk away from the beach on either side of the island. They included a free island tour in the room rate which was a great way to see the island, especially as the owner's family seems to own most of the island.
There were a handful of places to eat and drink about 10 minutes walking from the hotel. Bring a torch (flashlight) with you because when it gets dark there it gets dark!!!
All in all a lovely experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Good Time Resort on Koh Mak nestles charmingly on the ridge of a small hill between two beautiful beaches, close enough to be convenient for restaurants, shops and the longest beach on the island, but far enough away to enjoy the tranquility and refreshing breeze from the Gulf of Thailand. The message is clear: You are here to relax and not be disturbed by the masses. The Good Time Resort includes a little library with a communal office available along with free WIFI.Since 2017 we have joint ventures and offer activities like tennis, yoga and Muay Thai Boxing. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Good Time Hotel Koh Mak