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Ao Kao White Sand Beach Resort

60/1 Moo 1 Sudhidhanakul Road, Ko Mak 23120 Thailand
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#4 of 16 hotels in Ko Mak
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Looking for a place to stay in Ko Mak? Then look no further than Ao Kao White Sand Beach Resort, a family-friendly hotel that brings the best of Ko Mak to your doorstep.

Guest rooms offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and air conditioning, and Ao Kao White Sand Beach Resort makes getting online easy as free wifi is available.

You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the hotel, including a rooftop terrace, a sun terrace, and shops. In addition, guests can enjoy an outdoor pool and free breakfast during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

Travellers looking to enjoy some crab can head to Koh Mak Seafood.

Ko Mak is also home to Ko Kham, a popular reef that is not too far from Ao Kao Hotel.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Ao Kao White Sand Beach Resort as you experience everything Ko Mak has to offer.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Couples massage
Rooftop terrace
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Vending machine
Table tennis
Foot massage
Full body massage
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Thai


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Grade: 46 out of 100
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TonyJohnT wrote a review Aug 2021
Wirral, United Kingdom183 contributions131 helpful votes
First impressions of the resort was a feeling we’d come across an army camp or a council housing estate. All the villas had bare concrete walls and all looked the same (tick-tacky boxes spring to mind). The gardens went someway to break up the monotony but I found the gardens to be not particularly well kempt. There were signs everywhere of the resort looking a bit tired. Rotting planks and a half-filled rancid pond which once would have looked nice just left. The rooms/villas: They were even worse inside than outside. A boring box for a bed-sit with no décor, cheap and nasty lights and absolutely appalling furniture such as cupboards and drawers with no handles. There’s no room service. There’s no phone in the room and if you want the room cleaned you have to go down to the restaurant and leave your key in a box. This means if you want to hang on to your key for any reason, your room isn’t going to get serviced. By far the worst thing about the so-called villa is the bathroom /shower and toilet area. Who ever designed this bit deserves shooting! There’s a set of sliding doors to the washbasin area which also houses the kettle and another sliding door to the shower cubicle all with bare concrete wall I hasten to add. However, what is particularly bizarre is the fact there is NO privacy at all to anyone using the toilet. There’s only a tatty set of shells on string that does not screen anything. This means anyone wishing to use the washbasin or put the kettle on has a full view of anyone on the toilet. If this wasn’t enough, even more bizarre was a rectangular hole in the concrete wall separating the shower and the toilet meaning anyone using the toilet has complete full view of anyone using the shower and vice-versa anyone having a shower can watch someone else on the toilet. Why no obscure glass? Horrible! On top of each concrete block is a roof area with a couple of loungers. Here again, very tatty. There are gaping holes in the grass roof and one of the live switches to the lights up there was in pieces revealing bare live contacts. The food and restaurant: Where to start? Well, for starters the buffet breakfasts are simply appalling. All you get a choice of is stone-cold streaky bacon, French toast, some lukewarm Thai dish in watered down sauce and boiled rice. There’s bread & butter and some fruit and that’s about it; dreadful 2-star rubbish. The evening meals aren’t much better and way overpriced so eat elsewhere whenever possible. On a positive note, most of the staff are polite and helpful. This not good value for money particularly as it’s the most expensive resort on Ao Kao area. I’ve travelled the length and breadth of Thailand and stayed at many of the islands in the area such as Koh Wai, Koh Kood, Koh Chang and Koh Tao and found the accommodations good. I’m also married to a Thai and have a house here, so I’m well versed to be able to comment. White Sands resort is, at best, a 3-star resort. Oh yes, and the sand is NOT white, it’s yellow.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Room Tip: None, they are all dreaddful
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Emilie-Victoria M wrote a review Jul 2020
305 contributions72 helpful votes
Ao Kao has so much to offer, it is the best place to stay. The villas are tidy, comfy and well kept. They have a restaurant that offers a wide range of delicious Thai food with a huge vegetarian range. We also could play Tennis, Badminton or rent a bike or golf cart to explore the island. The team who run this resort are really helpful and thoughtful. They have an offer on cocktails in the evening which are stronger than most other places :-) the beach is sandy and has coral in parts with sunbathing places. We went for a couples break from work and we are already planning to go back! The evenings were peaceful and whilst you can play board games you can easily just sit by the beach and drink away the hours, listening to the waves. The resort even pick you up and take you back to the boat pier. At the top of the road there is also a restaurant that makes and stone cooks fresh pizzas so if you want some western food it’s not far away :-) we loved every minute of our time with Ao Kao, thank you to the team.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
3 Helpful votes
APinBKK wrote a review Jul 2020
Bangkok, Thailand183 contributions96 helpful votes
Staff were great and kind. During one of the rainstorms our room was leaking from one of the windows and the staff promptly came to mop up the water (it was quite a lot). Paddleboards and kayaks are availible to rent and the beach is rocky, but nice. The breakfast buffet was well stocked and had many choices. The rooftop terreace was a great touch with the rooms.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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2 Helpful votes
Alexandra T wrote a review Mar 2020
6 contributions
We booked 5 Bungalows with seaview for 10 people. The staff was really nice and competent. They even arrange a pickup, scooter and a transfer to our next Hotel on mainland. Good food and drinks, clean and beautiful rooms. Every bungalow has its own rooftop terrace with seats and a beautiful seaview. It was so beautiful that we decided to stay a bit longer. I would totally recommend this resort and would come back anytime! Big thanks
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Marco wrote a review Mar 2020
Bangkok, Thailand9 contributions2 helpful votes
A very nice and clean resort with spacious rooms and villas that have their own private terrace. The staff is very professional and friendly and they have a nice bar by the beach. The beach is probably not the best one in Koh Mak but still good enough. You can rent a motor bike, kayak, snorkels and paddle boards.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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USD 57 - USD 183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ao Kao White Sand Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Ao Kao White Sand Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Koh Mak Temple (1.1 km), Koh Mak Museum (1.2 km), and Goods Market (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ao Kao White Sand Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Ao Kao White Sand Beach Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Ao Kao White Sand Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ao Kao White Sand Beach Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ao Kao White Sand Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Food Art Hut @ Koh Mak, Q Bar & Restaurant, and Koh Mak Pizza.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ao Kao White Sand Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ao Kao White Sand Beach Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ao Kao White Sand Beach Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Thai.
Does Ao Kao White Sand Beach Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.