I have fallen a little behind of late. Back in February, I visited Ko Mak for the first time. Over in Trat province, Eastern Thailand, Ko Mak lies off the shore of a much larger island – Ko Chang.
After a short trip to Ko Chang back in 2006, I’d never returned to Trat province. Ko Chang itself was too developed and touristy for my tastes even then, and is by all accounts massively more so today. Given that there are so many quieter and more relaxing beach destinations so much closer to Bangkok, Trat had always seemed like a journey too far for too little return.