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Plubpla Koh Mak Retreat
Ranked #8 of 15 Hotels in Ko Mak
Certificate of Excellence
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“The most modern place on the island - loved it!”
Reviewed 21 January 2010

we came for two days and stayed for six in the end.
There are some disadvantages, but all in all we loved it very much, so we stayed much longer then planned.
Here are the advantages:
- friendly manager, likes to help & improve
- most modern place on the island (finsihed in 2009)
- "remote" (10 minutes from the real beaches), so there were only 6 or 8 other people with us
- great infinity pool
Here are the disadvantages:
- not at one of the 2 large sandy beaches
- staff speaks nearly no english except for manager, but still very freindly and helpful
- remote: you need to drive a scooter if you want to go to another restaurant or beach (10min)
- no wireless

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 January 2010

This is a fairly new resort and immaculate. The rooms are lovely - we stayed in one of the back ones - with great views. The bathroom had an indoor and outdoor shower! Spoilt for choise!

Aircon in the rooms and very modern with an oriental feel.

Great big pool overlooking the sea.

Good food!

Staff very friendly but had the feeling they are still getting onto their feet.

Away from any hussle but only 5 minute drive into the main area which is very small.

A great getaway island!

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 December 2009

Secluded and modern resort with beautiful and clean upmarket bungalows, having air con and TV. Our beachfront room had even an outside jaccuzzi. Private beach, but not very snorkeling adapted. Great infinity pool!
Friendly staff, but poor service, probably more because of their lack of knowledge than their unwillingness: for example, the rooms are not cleaned daily, but if you ask, they tidy it.
We had a look at quite many resorts on Koh Mak island, and this one was for sure among the best values.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 December 2009

First of all, our holiday in Plubpla was amazing, so mostly i will praise it, but don’t be seduce it’s really great place!
To make something good it has to be not just a good manager you have to open your soul for it. Mr. Kwang the owner of Plubpla is that kind of people who love what they do and know how to do it for people not only for themselves!
With my girlfriend we spend 10 days on the island, stayed firstly in Big Easy, but when we driving across the island we saw most of all Koh Mak hotels, finding Plubpla by accident and I absolutely sure Plubpla is one of best on the island.
It’s truly ideally place not for all but for everyone. Trendy, new, fresh and warmly retreat where you can runaway from the world. I really love it, but don’t be a fool if you want to find something extraordinary or silly fashion house, or maybe get a high nightlife you should find something another.
Hotel. Plubpla situated outside another hotels, down side the road on the hill. From the hill it look like very little village. For the location, you can look from two sides, one side it’s very quit romantic (in the evening you can hear funny birds), from the other one what makes it good make it bad, cause from there it’s hard to get anywhere by foot (also everyone goose by motorbike).
Room. All rooms the same, it looks like small house with glass wall and it get a big classic king bed, 32inc LCD TV, fridge, air conditioner and two shower(one in room, another outside). Some with Jacuzzi.
Beach has a very good view, surrounding by rocks, clear water, you can see small fishes. Also for swimmers it’ll probably be not the best place on the island for swimming but it’s very easy to get to another beach by motorbike.
Swimming pool. For those who would like to take sunbathe they get a cozy pool. It's about 25 meters from pool to the sea.
Restaurant. The food is good also you can’t find something very special but everything you would like to eat will be good cooked and tasty. Good value for good price, much better than most of restaurants on the island where I eat. Breakfast is also good, but I recommend them to add a yogurts or some milk products to make it more different.
Staff. 5 stars. No variants, it’s the first time in my live when I found so many great people in one place. My best wishes for Sang, Gone, Tip and everyone from the staff whose get of our holiday a real pleasure. Only a little disappointment most of them don’t know English very good, but its great chance to progress!
Plubpla what mean little home for a kind, will give you a chance to feel yourself like a king… don’t miss it!!!

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Plubpla Koh Mak Retreat

Property: Plubpla Koh Mak Retreat
Address: 50 / 5 Moo 2, Ao Pai Beach, Ko Mak 23120, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Trat Province > Ko Mak
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Mak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Plubpla Koh Mak Retreat 3.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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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