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Holiday Beach Resort
Ranked #12 of 15 Hotels in Ko Mak
Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

There will of course be other cheaper rooms on this island but it was by no means expensive, we looked out onto an empty beach with postcard views of palm trees.
We visited at low season and it was deserted which was perfect. Romantic and idyllic would be the location with friendly staff. Breakfast was free and I actually had pretty decent cup of tea which is no small achievement abroad!
Thoroughly recommend the island and in particular this resort.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

We have stayed at Holiday Beach Resort for 3 nights in the Standard Bungalow with Air Conditioning, I really liked the location just on the beach, quiet place, very good to recharge your batteries. Breakfast is basic, 2 toast with jam and butter, coffee or tea and a juice orange or pineapple. You can get cooked breakfast for 180 thb. Holiday Beach Resort is only 5 min walk from the Makathanee Pier. The owner Pom and his wife Dara are very friendly. Food in the restaurant is good, I do recommend the coconut shake. It is great place to relax

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 29, 2012

Pom and Dara have succeeded in creating a resort which is entirely relaxed, with a wonderful atmosphere. Food is incredible and the warmth that the staff show to you during your stay is the best that we have had in Thailand. Bungalows are located on a lovely stretch of beach which, from walking the length of the beach, we thought was the cleanest - with little or no sandflies. Bungalows themselves are delightful, hammocks for relaxing everywhere - and Pom can help you to sort anything you need.

We only stayed two nights, but could have stayed a whole month - will definitely return!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank jamandam
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

I have been staying at this resort for eight nights in November 2012. Overall it was a great time during which i was able to relax and get to know very nice people.

The owner is very friendly even though he is really laid back. I disagree with other reviewers that he is into taking your money, as it is quite obvious from his general attitude that his focus lies in providing a nice place to stay at a comparably low price, without investing too much energy into marketing or anything like that. He wants to have a good time and share it. You notice this when hanging out in the restaurant at night.

I also disagree with other reviewers about the cleaning services - in fact the staff offered me to clean my room before i even asked for it. And when on one day i changed to another bungalow (at my request) and then was unhappy with the bed, the staff had moved the entire bed from my former bungalow to my new one within less than 15 minutes.

The restaurant is great, the food is outstanding and the prices somewhere in the midrange. I do not recommend the fruit shakes though as there seems to be a tendency to use packaged drinks along with fresh fruits in the blender - something i personally don't like.

Even though i generally recommend this place and i think that is among the TOP 5 on the island, there is one downside to it and i have to mention this: Mould. Some of the mattresses are mouldy and some of the hammocks are, too. However, it is only fair to say that when i confronted the owner with that issue, he clarified that he is waiting for a delivery of new mattresses for his smaller bungalows (which was the type i used) while the larger bungalows already had new ones - which i can confirm as true. Nonetheless, IF you have an allergic reaction to mould, please consider booking a large bungalow and don't spend your time on the beach hammock before it has been replaced.

Internet access is good by the way, as well as free and widely available even in most of the bungalows or at least on the terraces.

If you're a vegetarian, you will meet understanding from the side of the owners and a menu that offers quite a nice range of meals for you. The owner will happily make a suggestion if you are blown away by the huge amount of options provided in there.

As for sandlies, i did not receive a single bite but i have not spent too much time on the beach. I am sure they are there, but i just did not encounter them.

The water is VERY clear and even though its shallow for the first few meters close to the shore, its a nice swim once you're out. The beach is generally very clean and you can walk on the beach from the place to other restaurants and places.

Conclusion: Absolutely recommended.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank tenlethar
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Reviewed July 19, 2012

Located on the best beach on the island. Pom and Dara are wonderful hosts, very friendly and lots of fun. Dara cooks the most beautiful food. The beachfront bungalows are spacious with a fantastic view. The grounds are very well kept, so green and the beach is always clean. My husband looked forward to the 5pm frisbee sessions each day with Pom and the guys. We stayed for 9 nights and fell in love with Koh Mak and Holiday beach resort,cant wait to return.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank Fitzys_12
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Reviewed July 5, 2012

The owner K.Pong, was such a fantastic guy, relax and always fair to guests.
As we stayed for an air con room, one day electric down, K.Pong just discount for us as non-air con, how's generous!

We had a great time in his beautiful resort, lovely garden and beautiful beach front. We definitely go back there :)

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank KanlayaAye
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Reviewed May 8, 2012

This place is something special. It was, hands down, the favorite experience for all of our group of six.

The reviews you'll read about the rooms are pretty much spot on. They are simplistic, but clean. You'l have the bare necessities in lodging. However, why would you even be in our room @ this place?

Pom is the best host we encountered on our trip. He made us fill right at home from the get go. The restaurant is good, you can rent motor bikes, they help w/ transportation to & from the boats, & the beach is by far the best around. 100 yards in either direction & the beach is rocky.

My brother had good luck fly fishing, we all enjoyed Pom's kayaks, we snorkeled, motorbiked the island, and so on...There were not enough hours in the day.

THANK YOU Holiday!!!

Room Tip: You would do well to request a room w/ a fan & AC.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank cajunturtle
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Address: 66 / 1 Moo1, Ko Mak 23000, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Trat Province > Ko Mak
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Ranked #12 of 15 Hotels in Ko Mak
Price Range: $29 - $90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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