Koh Mak won a spot in the international Travel & Leisure Magazines top 10 Islands World Wide, and was also added to the Top Ten Beaches in the World list of the British newspaper the Sunday Times. The island is about 16km² in size and is one of the safest places in the world.
Koh Mak is a relatively new island destination and still is a well kept secret for most travelers. The island has maintained its unspoiled natural charm and beauty. The local government is committed to ensure that development on the island proceeds in a sustainable manner, thus will remain unspoilt from the negative effects of mass tourism. Koh Mak is a quiet place for people who are looking for a relaxing holiday.
Thanks to a well developed paved road network, it is easy to get across the various parts of the island, and yet there is almost no traffic, since tourists are not allowed to bring their cars to the island, adding to the laid back feeling throughout the island. The island has beautiful nature which is perfect for hiking trips. The Marine Park surrounding Koh Mak has some of the best selection of marine life Thailand has to offer.