Look & Feel
Unlike other resort islands such as Phuket, through the stringent implementation of nature conservation regulations and building codes, the Koh Chang island group is experiencing healthy yet strong development.
Under such codes no construction at all is allowed, within 20 m of the ocean front property line, only 1 story buildings are allowed up to the 50 m line and only 3 story buildings after that.
Koh Mak is developing in the same direction as Koh Chang and will allow for a more diverse beach life due to the flat topography where different beaches can be accessed with ease, even at night.
Koh Mak is still largely undeveloped, comparable to Koh Chang approx. 10 years ago.
Contrary to Koh Chang 10 years ago, all of Koh Mak can be accessed on surfaced roads and all of Koh Mak has access to electricity. The main port on the island at Ao Nid has just completed construction of a large modern pier to accommodate expected growth.
Multiple other infrastructure projects are ongoing and the island has full access to mainland electricity grid.