We had 5 nights at Seabreeze and we were not disappointed.
The villa we had was the Sea View Room (not panoramic). It was not huge, but big enough, very clean and comfortable, a great sized bathroom and shower area. Whilst the beds are a bit hard, they are not the hardest we have had in Thailand.
We had taken a previous recommendation from trip advisor and requested room 9, but I think if you are taking a Sea View room, then room 5 is the best one. Its got a good view just back from the front villas, and is a bit more private.
The infinity swimming pool is fantastic. Its kept super clean, and its even big enough to swim some laps and get a good amount of exercise. The view from the pool is great, and lounging by the pool really nice.
We specifically chose this resort because it wasnt on the beach. We had heard about the sandfly issue on Koh Mak, and picked this resort as its grassed/landscaped, but you can rent a motorbike to get around and see the island. It was a good choice, the only time we were bitten by sandflies was when we went to other areas of the island to swim at the beaches.
Having a fridge in the room is also handy, and the aircon is available all day. The only glitch is that when you remove the key from the holder and lock up, the electricity goes off in the villa, which also includes the fridge.
There is a TV in the room, but there are only Thai channels in Thai, so that was a bit funny.
The cost of renting a motorbike directly is no more than renting anywhere else on the island, 300 baht per day.
We didnt eat many meals at the resort as we were out and about quite a bit, but the meals that we did eat were very tasty. The included breakfast was great. Lots of choices and good size portions. The museli, fruit and yoghurt was some of the nicest and generous in portion I have had.
Rooms are serviced daily and you are provided with 2 complimentary bottles of water.
The area where Seabreeze is located is close to quite a number of really great local restaurants, and also some local shops to get any supplies you may need.
The wireless internet speed is very good - we were even able to get a good signal from our villa. Not sure if this is the case in all villas.
The staff are very friendly, the owner speaks quite good english. The pool, restaurant and cleaning staff are all very efficient. We had several email exchanges about our booking prior to arriving, and all emails were returned quickly. If you want to correspond with the resort, best is via email, I tried to call to discuss our booking, but the spoken english over the phone was a problem, but if you email you will have no issues at all.
Overall there wasnt really anything we could fault during our stay. There are only 9 villas so its relatively quite and personal. We actually enjoyed not being on the beach, it was one thing we were worried we would be disappointed about, but it was perfect for us. Especially with the pool and we rented a motorbike to explore anyway! We would definately stay here again should we return to Koh Mak.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sea Breeze@ Koh Mak is lying in the east of the island, 500 metres from Ao Nid Pier. The serene complex comprises of 9 different types of lodgings, each with its own private area. Standing on the cape that outreaches into the Gulf, each room overlooks distinctive seaview from both Ao Nid and Ao Baan Lang. ... more less