Beautiful Villa "Ginger" on Koh Mak

Villa - Entire home/apt · Koh Mak, Good Time Resort, Trat 23120, Thailand

Thai-style Villa on two floors with sea-view and tropical
gardens around. The beach is just a short walk away. Also several shops and restaurants are easy to reach by foot or by walking. Experience the Thainess on a remote island.

The Space

The Thai-house is located on the small island Koh Mak.
The house has two floors, 2,5 bedrooms, two bigger balconies and a pavilion. Sea-view and a tropical garden around the house (800m2) gives you the right (Tha)island-feeling. It is the best deal you can get: live in a vacation home, but benefit from the facilities of a well-known resort.
The house has about 140m2, two bathrooms, dvd-player and two aircons and nice teak-furniture.Thai-restaurants with classic Thai- and sea-food are close by. Also little shops are very easy to reach by foot.
The house is convenient for families and is located inside the property of the Good Time Resort, Koh Mak.
Please request for Wifi, if this is essential for your stay.
This beautiful two floor Thai-style villa on stilts is the perfect accommodation to stay with a family or friends.
We are able to provide bedding and bath-towels, but we ask that guests bring their own beach-towels.
You also have access to our library with a big selection of dvd's, books and please feel free to use our office space in the "library"
It is pretty easy to get to Koh Mak via private minibus or limo-service. You can also travel by public bus or you can also fly with Bangkok Air to Trat.I can help you with the transportation.
- Easy to get from Bangkok to Koh MaK Island: You can fly with Bangkok Airways in just 45 Minutes, or we organize for you a pick-up serice with a private limo (about 3800 Baht) and also we can organize the transfer by boat for you (450 Baht one-way by speedboat, takes 45 minutes)
There are no banks and no ATM's on Koh Mak. Checks are not accepted. It is almost impossible to exchange currencies. Please bring Thai Baht with you.
Activities include scuba diving and snorkeling – there are two dive shops on the island. You can enjoy a traditional Thai massage on the beach or at the Good Time Resort, visit the Koh Mak Museum and discover the history of the island, or learn Thai cooking with "Smile Cooking School". Boats are easily hired to take you to some of the many other unspoiled islands nearby. In the high season, there is a regular speedboat service to the nearby island of Koh Chang, the second biggest in Thailand.
-Several restaurants in walking distance (100 to 350 meters)
-Two sand beaches are just 250 meters away
-Breakfast can be provided for 190 Baht (Bread, Eggs, Coffee, Fruits, Jam, Butter etc.) at our Restaurant
You also have access to our library with a big selection of dvd's, books and please feel free to use our office space in the "library"
Koh Mak is a relatively small island covering an area of 16sqkm.
It has far more tropical desert island feel to it than other islands nearby ( Koh Chang, Koh Kood) as no matter where you are you are never more than a few minutes from a palm fringed beach.
No wonder that the “Sunday Times” newspaper named Koh Mak as one of the its “World’s Top Secret Beaches in late 2006.
Away from the two main beaches on the northwest and northeast coasts, the scenery mainly compromises rubber and coconut plantations.

Koh Mak has only three seasons defining its climate and they are as varied as the four seasons found in less temperate climes. Between the months of March and May the island is in the throes of its hot season. Clear blue skies with very little rain and even less wind mean high temperatures and an abundance of slowing down to deal with the heat. Moving from June to October the south west monsoon blows. Temperatures remain warm and the winds of the south west monsoon bring some relief from higher temperatures but with intermittent rain showers that can be sudden and dramatic yet rarely last longer than an hour. The final change in climate on Koh Mak comes between November and February, locally known as the cool season, when the north east monsoon blows slightly cooler air with very little rain if any at all.

Guest Access

The guests of villa Ginger have access to the library with books and dvds. There is a little pool you can enjoy for free and we are also happy with booking classical Thai-massages for you.

The Neighborhood

Koh Mak is a beautiful island and offers many remote beaches. Koh Rayang and Koh Kood and 50 other islands are nearby and some are a part of the Koh Chang National Park.

Getting around

Bus from Bangkok Ekamai Bus Terminal
We can book as well a private transportation for you.
Bangkok Airways from Bangkok to Trat

Other Things to Note

If you wish, we certainly help you to organize a private pick-up service with a limousine (1-3 persons = 4.000 Baht) or minibus (1-5 persons =5.000 Baht). The driver pick you up at 10.30 at the hotel or airport.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $569 /week
Monthly Price: $1436 /month
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • We really enjoyed our stay at the Villa Ginger, it´s exactly the Thai experience we have been looking for. Great island (no sex tourists, no high rises, no ravers, no tourist traps), great house, great resort. And Yodying (and his family!) are the perfect hosts. If you look for the real Thailand experience look no further. This is the best deal you´ll find!

    April 2014
  • Wir hatten einen wunderschönen Urlaub im Good Time Resort, den Besten bisher!

    Die beschauliche Insel Koh Mak ist ein wundervoller Ort um zu entspannen. Man kann gut essen gehen oder Abend mal was trinken, es gibt wunderschöne Strände und es ist kein Problem 500m Strand für sich alleine zu finden.

    Wir waren mit unserem Aufenthalt im Good Time Resort mehr als zufrieden, wir waren begeistert.
    Da die Villa Ginger schon ausgebucht war hat Yodying uns in der Chille Villa einquartiert. Ein Haus voller Luxus. Es ist alles da was man braucht und die Mitarbeiter des Resorts sind sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit.

    Yodying selbst ist mit Sicherheit der zuvorkommenste Mensch den wir in Thailand kennen lernen durften. Er hat uns bei allem geholfen. Er empfahl uns Restaurats, Bars, Strände, Aktionen und Inseln in der näheren Umgebung des Resorts. Darüber hinaus gab er uns aber auch Tips und half uns bei der Planung unseres restlichen Thailand Urlaubs.

    Die Insel Koh Mak, das Good Time Resort und vor allem Yodying als Gastgeber können wir für einen entspannten Urlaub im Paradies nur weiterempfehlen.
    Vielen Dank für die Gute Zeit & gerne wieder.

    December 2013
  • We rented the Thai house for 4 nights and stayed there as a couple traveling with my brother (we wanted to stay together in one house). Yodying was very helpful before the trip to figure out how to get to Koh Mak from Koh Chang (it was still off season and the slow boat started just one day before our arrival). The house has enough space for 2 couples traveling with 2 bigger children (there are 2 separate bedrooms, plus 1 smaller room with bunk beds). The surroundings are lush and tropical. The house has an outside kitchen as well as a terrace on the first floor from which you can see the ocean. To walk to the bigger beach it takes around 5 to 10 mins, depending on where you go. We did not rent a motorbike but walked a lot, which was no problem. The house is part of a resort which has several individual houses for rent. The restaurant on site was closed because of off season at night. We only had breakfast once in the resort and went to the beach the other days. Susanna, the manager, welcomed us very kind and was there to answer our questions. Once we had no water and the issue was solved within 30 mins. We had a good time at Good Time resort! When we travel only as a couple though, we will rent a bungalow directly on the beach next time. For people who love lush islands with perfect beaches, Koh Mak is the right choice! Thank you very much Susanna and Yodying to make our stay memorable!

    October 2013
  • Beautiful large house in the quiet area of Koh Mak. Two levels of the house were spacy enough for six people but we were with three. Two bathrooms, outside shower, tiny kitchen, two tv's plus DVD player (were very useful during rainy days). We were hosted by guys and Susanna from reception of Koh Mak resort. Although it was off season (unfortunately no scuba diving and other excursions like dolphins encounter at the mainland

    July 2013
  • The place was fantastic, and nestled i a very quiet place. We loved the 2 floors so we could spread out and relax. Unfortunately we had to cut our trip a little short, but would really recommend this to anyone who is looking for a nice quiet place to crash that is off the beaten path.

    June 2013
  • What a fantastic spot! We stayed 3 days, but could have stayed much longer if our schedule allowed it. The place was really great, for our group of four. Koh Mak is a small island, and being in a more centralized location with an easy walk to two different beaches was awesome! It felt more peaceful being away from the line of resorts along the beaches. Kerstin and Yodying were really helpful before and while we were on the island. They picked us up and made sure that we had everything we needed. Thanks for being so hospitable. We hope to come back again!!

    April 2013
  • About the house:
    We stayed in the 'Chili House' for two weeks in february. We really loved the place. The house was just liked we expected after reading the desciption and even more. The house was even bigger than we expected and also had a nice seaview! It is also perfect if you have kids. Our son of 2,5 years loved the swimming pool and the kids corner with many toys and books.
    Yodying was a great host, friendly and always nearby in the Goodtime resort if we had any questions. We good even recieve the WIFI from the Koh Mak resort if we were sitting on the upper terrace (get the password from the bar at the end of the Koh Mak resort) Otherwise we used the WIFI by sitting at the reception or swimming pool from the Goodtime resort. The Goodtime resort is beautiful set in the jungle, with only nice Thai traditional houses, and the location is central on the island with everything in walking distance. Allthough it is sometimes hard to walk in the sun upon the hill, use the shortcut through the resort or the jungle trail behind te resort to avoid the hill.

    About the island Koh Mak:
    Koh Mak is a small island. We have been to many islands in Thailand and Koh Mak is one of our favourit. If your looking for a quiet island to relax, without many tourists and bars, Koh mak is the place. There are a few resorts and restaurants and small shops on the island. If you want to party or meet many backpackers go to another island. The people on the island are very helpfull and friendly. The only thing we didn't like are the sandflies on the beach. Fortunally our son didn't got bit, they only liked older blood.

    We had a great vacation, thanks to Yodying!

    February 2013
  • We had a good stay on Koh Mak until the end when I realized some jewelry had gone missing from our room. Unfortunately I have not had a response back from the host since leaving. Other than that, we enjoyed our stay, nice breakfast, very helpful staff (other than the above mentioned instance obviously).

    December 2012
    Response from Yodying:

    We are very sorry about the missing neckless. You checked in December 6th and checked out with your friends December 13th. December 19th - 6 days AFTER you checked out - we received the email from you about the missing neckless (13 days after you saw your neckless last time) This is a long period and therefore I do not think it is fair that you try us look like we are responsible for the lost.I believe the chance you lost it somewhere else is much higher. All our rooms have a safe and I reccommend you in the future to use the safe to avoid further missunderstandings. I have answered all your emails very fast (almost instantly) but that time I was travelling myself. The courtesy does not allow me to copy the email I received from you December 19th, but the details looked different than from your post at this point.

    December 2012
  • A great place to stay on a tropic island. However, we did have some bad luck as we found a over a metre long snake in our bed as well as there were some rat(s) inside the roof keeping noice. The snake was removed from the house but unfortunately the rats were too wise to be trapped and kept on messing around the house until the end of our stay.

    After all this is a great place to relax!

    November 2012
    Response from Yodying:

    Dear Tero, Thank you for your visit. By the way: after you left we catched the mouse. Unfortunatelly we catched the snake before the snake had a chance to eat the mouse. Otherwise you would have only one bad experience and not two :-)Sorry for the disturbing. We have offered you another house to stay in, but you mentioned you are happy with the house -even with the mouse :-) Hope to see you again.

    November 2012
  • We had a fantastic week on Koh Mak staying in the Lemon Tree villa at the Good Time resort. Koh Mak is such a beautiful island with many beaches to explore and fabulous hidden away restaurants. Yodying really helped us to get there as we came from Siem Reap in Cambodia and also helped us get a driver back to Bangkok. The accommodation is excellent, beautiful bedroom with big window seat and polished wood floors, you feel like you're in a tree house, there is a little pavilion outside the room to sit and read in. If you want to escape and be on a desert island with the sand between your toes this is the place, if you want marble bathrooms and gold taps its not for you. There are Sand flies on Koh Mak but coconut oil is an effective deterrent and did not stop me from having a ytruly great experience!

    October 2012
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Good Time Resort Koh Mak
Hello, my name is Yodying, For the last seven years, my wife Kerstin and I have owned and managed the Good Time Resort on Koh Mak island in Thailand. We currently live with our son and daughter (8 and 10 years old) in Chang Mai, but visit the resort frequently. The island of Koh Mak is still very peaceful and has not been overwhelmed by tourists like other Thai islands. We wish to maintain this peace for our guests and give them a quiet and relaxing experience while still providing as many amenities as possible. The guests that best enjoy Koh Mak and our properties are those that are looking for true quiet. The beaches are beautiful and isolated, there are typically very few people on the island, and there are no loud bars. There is plenty of time and peace to enjoy good food, do work if you wish, and relax on the beach. We look forward to welcoming you to Thailand and wish you a great time on Koh Mak. We are happy to assist you with your transportation to Koh Mak and to answer any other questions you might have. Kind regards, Kerstin & Yodying
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