Being able to stay at Little Moon was a true blessing in disguise. The kind hospitality we had received from the staff after an unpleasant experience with the resort we had initially booked was very memorable.
The villa we stayed in was pleasing, comfortable and generally clean, apart from a few (but bearable) flies occasionally.The most memorable aspect of our room was the welcoming aroma of the essential oil that permeated the room that left us wanting to bring some bottles back home with us. The concrete-floored toilet and shower was more functional than pretty as compared to the bedroom, it would have been better if there were some flooring and more lighting. Other than having no television, all other creature comforts like air-conditioning, comfortable beds, hair dryer and WiFi were available.
Their restaurant area was mainly decorated with ocean-inspired pieces drawn by an artist, Kittinun, who was living there and helping out with the running of the villa. The Thai food served at their restaurant was delicious and presentable, not exactly the cheapest but definitely affordable and well-worth the money. The villa has a system of paying all your expenses (e.g. food eaten at the restaurant, island hopping trips) only at the end of the trip in a total bill which made things more fuss-free. I fondly recall the times enjoying the food with the view of the field and beach in front of us. If you are not staying with Little Moon, please do just come for the food, especially the green curry with shrimp and the squid with salted egg! It was the low season when we visited so we ended up having all our meals at the restaurant and also chilled out there at night to the cool breeze and some ambient music. Nothing loud nor fanciful at night, but you will still be able to get your beers, breezes and some snacks!
What made our stay the most unforgettable were the people and of course the resident doggies, Soda and Tofu, who would come laze under our chairs and play with us! Communication and interactions were not a problem as Kittinun spoke fluent English while the rest of their staff touched us in less verbal ways like their attentiveness, helpfulness and friendliness. Our friends had some injuries from snorkeling (Kittinun arranged this for us too and took care of us throughout the entire snorkelling trip) and they all rushed to attend to us with their wealth of local remedies. It was a pleasure also to get to know Kittinun and to hear him share about his life, his ideas and his passion for art and nature, truly inspiring person who yet is humble and genuine in so many ways.
Verdict: If you don't mind the isolated-ness and remoteness of the resort (could be said to be in a jungle), you'll find yourself in a secluded and quiet paradise, taken care of by some very kind and friendly people:) Thank you again to the people at Little Moon Villa for the experience, my friends and I miss those times a lot!
p.s. If you love tranquil moments, take a walk along the beach at sunset and go further till the rocks. It was a moment I'd never forget :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Little Moon Villa Resort is one of the most unique resorts on Koh Mak Island. At the moment, we have seven cool little villas located on a private beach surrounded with natural plantation (everything from big trees to mangrove forests), to bring you the most rejuvenating experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Little Moon Villas Hotel Koh Mak