After staying at Goodtime Resort beforehand, we looked around and found the Plubpla resort on the other end of Koh Mak. It is quite far away from everything else and very quiet. But with a scooter that you can also rent here, you can still access the island if you want.
The style is amazing and exactly to our taste, we think it is the most beautiful on Koh Mak. (We were 16 days on Koh Mak and had time to take a look at all the resorts.)
The owner and also the manager are amazingly friendly people. The way they played with our children and treated us was more than one could expect from any hotel. It was close to being part of the family.
The resort looks like designed right out of an architecture magazine. We had a beachfront bungalow with jacuzzi which we really loved.
Life is easy and laid back in Plubpla resort, everything can be organized from within the resort (even massages right in your room), so laziness is bound to creep in! ;-)
We also liked the cuisine offered here in the restaurant. The breakfast was also good, especially when they offered free extras like Thai dumplings and other delicious treats.
The pool is really beautiful and maybe the nicest on the island. Our kids loved it, especially since most beaches on Koh Mak are plagued by sand flies etc.
The beach in front of Plubpla is nice but maybe not the best on the island (probably Ao Kaoh or Lazy day have that, but they have no pool).
Sometimes the staff seemed a bit insecure, but for us this never was a problem, it added to the family feeling of the resort.
Just to give an example of the way the manager cared for us: She called us on my mobile phone in Bangkok to see if we arrived well (flooding, problems with mini bus). This was really really nice!! We would return to Plubpla any time! And we can recommend it wholeheartedly.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Voted the most beautiful resort on Koh Mak, even by the other resort owners on the island. All beach, sea view Villas on a serene private beach. Amazing endless swimming pool with jacuzzi seat and always enough sun chairs and tables in the restaurant. The Koh Mak Retreat is truly a place where you can get away from it all. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Plubpla Koh Mak Retreat Hotel Koh Mak