We came to Trat from Bangkok by plane, and Paul (the owner) had arranged a taxi with boat transfer to Koh Mak for us. When arriving Koh Mak, Paul picked us up at the pier. Great service after a long flight!
At the Big Easy we had bungalow no. 4 (of 6), which was a spaciuos, clean and very cool bungalow. Paul has designed all the bungalows himself in a modern, but tradisional style with AC, big bathrooms and cosy terraces with hammokcs and benches.
Paul and rest of the staff have made The Big Easy a place with a great personal touch. Everyone are very helpful, always smiling and make you feel very welcome and at home. Since the resort only has 6 bungalows it feels like a small community and it doesn't take long before you are chatting with the other guests, and at the same time it's no problem if you want to have some private moments by yourself. The athmosphere is truly uniqe as you feel super-relaxed at all time.
The resturant is probably the highlight of The Big Easy. The homecooked food is the best thai food we ever have had. The Issan food, the king prawns, and the whole lot. After we had been fishing one day, Nodeen made the best meal ever with both steamed and deep fried fish. Every meal was made out of the freshest ingrediences, and we even got to help picking the papaya they used in the very tasty papaya salad.
The resturant is also a place where you can spend some time reading or just relaxing during the hottest hours of the day.
The staff and the service is perfect!
We stayed at The Big Easy for 10 days, and didn't have one negative remark about the place. We are already planning a return in the future!
Joachim & Linn
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A small, Family run Resort on the beach with a relaxed, "Old Style" Thai island atmosphere. Huge wooden Bungalows built in a Traditional Thai design with high ceilings, sexy bathroom and large deck with hammock. All 7 Bungalows are within 70 meters of the pristine beach and are generously spaced out to ensure privacy from other guests. The Restaurant serves excellent Thai/European cuisine at fair value prices with friendly and helpful service from the family of staff. Big Easy is within walking distance to local shops, restaurants and bars. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Big Easy Hotel Koh Mak
- Big Easy Koh Mak