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8.0

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Excellent location
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Nearby landmarks
Ao Nid Pier 410 m
Koh Mak Museum 610 m
Koh Mak Temple 780 m
Ao Thonglang 840 m
Kohmak Health Center 1.37 km
Muay Thai Koh Mak Gym The Phoenix Arisis 1.6 km
Koh Mak Divers 1.62 km
Police Station 1.81 km
Ao Pai 1.97 km
Koh Mak 2.01 km
Ao Pong Resort

"Bungalows are basic but clean and have a nice view."

Nina - February 22, 2018
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Ao Pong Resort

45/3 Moo 1, Ao Nid, Koh Mak (Trad), Thailand, 23120 - See map
  • Airport transfer

  • Private beach

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Balcony/terrace

  • Bar

Value for money8.1
Location rating8.0

Rooms available at Ao Pong Resort

Very good
Room comfort & quality
7.5
Deluxe
Deluxe
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed
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Air Conditioning
Air Conditioning
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Fan
Standard Fan
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 king bed
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Comfort Fan
Comfort Fan
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 double bed
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Superior Bungalow
Superior Bungalow
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
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Deluxe Seaview Bungalow
Deluxe Seaview Bungalow
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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Superior Bungalow with Fan
Superior Bungalow with Fan
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
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Standard Bungalow with Fan
Standard Bungalow with Fan
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
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Single Room
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Ao Pong Resort?

Check-in is from 01:00 PM, and check-out is until 08:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Ao Pong Resort?

Ao Pong Resort is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Ao Pong Resort has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests.

What is the smoking policy at Ao Pong Resort?

Ao Pong Resort does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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What people love about Ao Pong Resort

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "The staff is very friendly and helpful."

    Maciej

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    February 27, 2019

  • 8.8
    Excellent

    "Really lovely bungalows with sea view."

    Lara

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    March 17, 2019

  • 7.6
    Very good

    "Cheap scooter for rent at the resort."

    Chalida

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    October 19, 2018

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Overall rating:
7.9
Very good
230 reviews
Cleanliness
7.8
Facilities
7.1
Location
8.0
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More about Ao Pong Resort

Boasting its own private beach area, guests of Ao Pong Resort can relax and enjoy the energetic sunrise without having to deal with the crowds that normally storm the area. There are 7 rooms at this fine 2.5-star hotel which feature superior amenities for pocket-friendly prices. Each bungalow is equipped with a double bed, fan, and bathroom with running water. Three out of seven bungalows are air conditioned. Featuring Wi-Fi in public areas, this Koh Mak hotel is sure to make each guest's trip an enjoyable one. For the enjoyment of guests interested in sports or leisure, there is snorkeling and motorbike rentals - a perfect way to explore the area. With its commitment to service and focus on hospitality, you'll enjoy your stay at Ao Pong Resort.

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8.8
Excellent

"Perfect for a very chilled out peaceful time."

Lara

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March 17, 2019

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9.3
Exceptional
Josh from United States
Couple
Air Conditioning
Stayed 3 nights in December 2012

Well worth the hassle to get there ”

Super chill, super quiet, super snorkling

We got exactly what we wanted with Ao Pong — a quiet couple days on a gorgeous beach. Ao Pong is fairly removed from the rest of the island — it's about 100 meters down a dirt road from the Ao Nid pier, which is mostly used for freight rather than travelers. Which means that if you're looking to get drunk with ex-pats and whoop it up, you'll be incredibly disappointed. Instead, we barely saw the people from the other bungalows except for a few moments on the beaches or at the restaurant for the "resort." We got beautiful views with the relaxation that comes from being apart from people. The couple that run the place are helpful and — as their sign says — incredibly chill. Next time we go, we'll know to contact them first to arrange transit down — we got screwed by the vagaries of the Thai bus service on the way there — because they did such a great job arranging transit back. The meals — at least the vegetarian ones — are delicious and included some of the best green curry we've ever had. Better be the kind of vegetarian that doesn't need to ask too many questions about fish sauce in your noodles though, since we're pretty sure it was in there, and the language barrier was enough to not muck around with trying to get food without. But pretty much all of Thailand takes a willful ignorance for vegetarians about fish sauce anyway. The Western food was so-so, but the Thai stuff was a blast. The snorkeling was fantastic — the reefs are best seen in the mid-morning, when the light is good and the tide is in. They're about 30 to 40 meters out at high tide, and are fairly diverse, with big schools of fish to gawk at. We wished that we had time to go on the speed boat trip that one of the owners runs — he's passionate about underwater filming and has the best spots around the island mapped out. But we didn't have the time, since we were so busy studiously relaxing. If you're looking for a party, Ko Chang is your island. Otherwise, come here now.

Reviewed December 30, 2012
9.3
Exceptional
Pawel from Poland
Couple
Standard Fan
Stayed 4 nights in March 2015

Great place for relax”

Location, Food, Additional service

The time spent ion Ao Pong Resort was the best time during my trip to Asia this year. We spent there almost 5 days for relax time and this was great choice. The place is located very near the pier with boat connection with Trad. We travelled with boonsiri and it was ok. The pick up from pier was on time and we were transferred to Ao Pong. The bungalows were good and clean. (although if you have some more money to spend I suggest the ones with Aircon - they are better). The resort has the beach but for swimming its not perfect (a lot of sharp rocks) so the swimming shoes are suggested. The food was absolutely great and not very expensive. Also you can buy boat - snorkelling trip or rent a bike or a motorbike. Overall the stay was great and I can fully recomend the place. Would like to come back

Reviewed April 01, 2015
8.7
Excellent
Julia from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Air Conditioning
Stayed 7 nights in May 2014

Supreme relaxation on a private, non-sandy beach”

Tranquility, proximity to beach, sea creatures

Please note, this is not a sandy beach. There is sand, and good swimming, but you'll need shoes to walk over the coral and stones along the shoreline. The big plus is it is a private beach, and there are endless beasties to look at - crabs, fish, shrimps, shellfish, sea urchins and so on, plus good snorkelling straight from the beach, if you like that sort of thing. I do, and so I loved it there, and it would be great for kids I reckon. The location is something to be prepared for too. It is not near the other resorts. There is a small shop selling basic food supplies about 10 minutes walk away, and Rien, the owner, has a nice restaurant with a good range of Thai and Western food. There are also three other restaurants within easy walking distance. The island's main pier is close by too, for boat access. But that's it. If you want to see the rest of the island you'll need to hire a scooter, which you can do at Ao Pong, or charter one of the island's few taxis. The bungalows are right on the beach, clean, airy, everything works, and Rien is friendly and helpful and goes to a lot of trouble to keep the place looking nice. There are hammocks and deck chairs, some bungalows have air con. Facilities are good value for the price, but dont expect luxury and do expect geckos, ants etc, it is a tropical island after all. I found the place very relaxing and peaceful; really somewhere to get away from it all. But if you want sandy beach and souvenir shops etc, best head for Koh Mak resort or one of the others. Take an umbrella for sun/rain, and a torch.

Reviewed May 28, 2014
8.3
Excellent
jennifer from Australia
Solo traveler
Comfort Fan
Stayed 4 nights in April 2014

Quiet beach and nice snorkelling”

Great staff, peaceful location

I enjoyed my stay at Ao Pong, but you really need to be able to ride a motorbike (you can hire one from Ao Pong) to be able to get around the island. Ao Pong is a 20 minute long hot walk in full sun up to the nearest set of shops? The beach is very rocky and is no good for swimming at low tide, good for snorkelling at high tide though, it might help if you bring some rubber shoes to wear on your feet in the water. The bungalow was quiet simple but clean and comfortable enough, with a nice balcony overlooking the palm trees that line the beach and provide good shade for sitting in a hammock and reading your book! Ao Pong is a good option for Koh Mak, price is great, but you'll be pretty isolated if you can't take one of the motorbikes to get around the small island. Food at Ao Pong is good, and the staff are wonderful. I also recommend Bamboo Hideaway for a great Italian feed (give them a call and they will send a taxi to pick you up)

Reviewed April 18, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
Susan from United Kingdom
Couple
Comfort Fan
Stayed 3 nights in February 2015

Lovely place to relax”

snorkelling, views, food

Great place to spend a few days, especially if you like to snorkel - the reef was pretty good with plenty of variety, but you will need reef shoes, available at resort. Lovely spacious bungalow, good cheap food, walk to/from Ao Nid pier & Koh Mak Seafood restaurant, mopeds available to hire - great place.

Reviewed March 08, 2015
9.3
Exceptional
Yvonne from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Comfort Fan
Stayed 9 nights in December 2012

Lovely location for peace and quiet”

Good value rooms, great views

don't expect the ritz for the money you are paying, but the views and location are 5*. a few rooms on a lovely beach, peace and quiet, great value for money. the beach is a bit rocky, with broken coral and shells, bu very clean. rien and her staff are out cleaning rubbish and leaves from very early in the morning. there is a reef to snorkel in the shallow bay, and plenty of natural shade. rien cooks good value food in the restaurant, nothing is too much trouble. the comfort fan room was clean and a good size, the balcony has great views. the bed was very hard, but other than that i was very comfortable in a fan room with cold water as the temperature is not too high in dec/jan. i did appreciate the fact that they didn't have ridiculous peak season prices like many other places in thailand. if you wantto explore the island, you can rent a motorbike or get transport point to point on the island for 50 thb each person. it is quite isolated with not much within walking distance (except a great bakery) but we loved the peace and quiet. it is very close to ao nid pier, but there is not much boat traffic from it. i would definitely go back.

Reviewed January 12, 2013
9.6
Exceptional
Nina from Belarus
Couple
Standard Fan
Stayed 3 nights in February 2018

A perfect place if you have a motorbike”

A nice place to stay at if your goal is not to be there all the day sunbathing and swimming. Snorkelling can be nice near the hotel if the sea is quiet but swimming can be a problem beacause of stones and corals. But we had a motorbike (you can rent it from the hotel owner for about 250 baht per day) and it was no problem for us. The place is quiet and crowdless. If your goal is chilling out lying in a hammock - the hotel is for you. The resort is in a 5 minutes' walk from the main Ao Nid Pier and it is both an advantage (you don't need a taxi) and a disadvantage (sometimes there is litter in the sea). Bungalows are basic but clean and have a nice view.

Reviewed February 22, 2018
9.7
Exceptional
Akos from Hungary
Couple
Air Conditioning
Stayed 7 nights in January 2014

Just lovely.”

Beautiful beach, friendly and very helpful staff, tranquility.

It's truly the best place I've ever been. The beach is just 3 meters from the bungalows which are basic but clean. The small restaurant is on the water, lovely food and service. If you like quiet surroundings, no tourists, no noise, only the crystal clear water, sun and lush garden then you'll love Ao Pong Resort. Cheapness is just a bonus.

Reviewed February 06, 2014
9.3
Exceptional
Vaclav from Czech Republic
Couple
Comfort Fan
Stayed 4 nights in December 2015

The best personnel”

Personel, coral reef, hermit crabs

The personnel her is the treasure. We felt here like home beacuse the people run this resort. Resort doesn´t have so sandy beach but it has beautiful coral reef so if you like snorkel you will love it here. It is really peaceful place with nice people that can speek english which is actually rare in Thailand. We miss them already... We had cheap bungalows and it was ok but i recommend you the new bugalows they looked really great. At the night there is houndreds harmless and funny hermid crabs on the beach. :) We were also on Koh Kood and Koh Chang so we can compare and Koh Mak is the best island with the beautiful small islands close like Koh Kham with the best beach we ever saw. Island is clean with no garbage Almost without tourist, polite locals...

Reviewed January 09, 2016
7.6
Very good
Bettina
Couple
Comfort Fan
Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

Nice House-Reef and no sandlfies”

We liked to snorkel in the morning after breakfast. And the staff is really nice. You can rent a motorbike for 250Baht per day directly at Ao Pong. We were in a fan room in March and we did not miss an aircon, the climate was nice at the nights. The room was clean and simple. Info: Sandflies are a big, annoying issue on Koh Mak. We were bitten a lot by those monsters on the other, long main beaches, but NOT at the beach in front of Ao Pong. So remember to protect yourself when you visit other beaches. We were warned after we were already bitten...the bites are really crazy ichy

Reviewed March 15, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Witchaphat from Thailand
Group
Air Conditioning
Stayed 2 nights in October 2015

Had a great time here!!!!”

Atmosphere, staffs, food

The beach is so beautiful. The atmosphere is quiet and relaxed. The room is clean and comfortable. The food is great. The owner is cool and the staffs are friendly. Will definitely come back to Ao Pong resort!!!

Reviewed October 27, 2015
9.6
Exceptional
Ashleigh from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Fan
Stayed 4 nights in January 2018

Lovely little place”

Right on the water, not a sandy swimming beach it beautiful and very relaxing with hammocks and chairs. The place is very well kept and clean by Ao Pong. We stayed in the standard bungalow which was nice enough but would definitely recommend the deluxe bungalows, they looked beautiful. We rented a motorbike for 250 a day and explored the island, you should do the same as there are some lovely beaches and restaurants. Also good food at the property if you don’t want to venture out.

Reviewed February 03, 2018
8.4
Excellent
alan from United States
Solo traveler
Standard Bungalow with Fan
Stayed 7 nights in November 2016

Nice chill vibe”

I was pleased to find Ao Pong Resort quiet and friendly. The staff was nice and helpful. The beach is not quite classic white sand - some rocks and coral, but very pleasant. There is a pier nearby, but traffic is light and it did not diminish the cool atmosphere

Reviewed November 26, 2016
9.2
Exceptional
Pia from Germany
Couple
Standard Fan
Stayed 4 nights in February 2018

Super cute little bungalows ”

We had the most chilled and relaxed stay on Koh Mak :) the bungalows are basic (if you don't book the deluxe one) but for the price they're really good. The couple running the place are just too sweet. Right in front of the bungalows is a nice quite beach with hammocks and chairs and you can also go snorkeling there. We really enjoyed staying there :)

Reviewed March 02, 2018
7.7
Very good
San from Taiwan
Family with teens
Air Conditioning
Stayed 6 nights in November 2015

Nice and cosy”

Good value, sea front location, friendly husband and wife owners

My wife and I and our three adult children were there with us for seven days and six nights. Even though Ao Pong is not a luxurious hotel, we really enjoy our stay there. Friendly owners with great sea view guest rooms, considering it's a two star hotel, what more can you ask? The only regret we had was the volume of shower water. I saw the owner working with his sub contractors before we take off.

Reviewed November 24, 2015
8.8
Excellent
Lara from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Fan
Stayed 5 nights in March 2019

Excellent”

Really lovely bungalows with sea view. The owners were very helpful in planning with us our way to different island and any questions we had. The beach is fairly rocky but once you’re in the water it’s fine. Not loads around but that’s the beauty of Koh Mak. Perfect for a very chilled out peaceful time.

Reviewed March 17, 2019
9.2
Exceptional
Jennifer from United States
Solo traveler
Standard Fan
Stayed 4 nights in March 2016

Great place to relax & unwind!”

We had an amazing few days at the resort! Perfect place to relax if you are looking for some peace & quiet. The beach is gorgeous, although not really swimmable as it is so rocky. The bungalows are great for the price, however, the non-updated bungalows could use some major updating. I think the bathrooms would be a lot better if they just took the roof off & made it into an outdoor bathroom... I think this would help a lot with ventilation and making it seem a bit more clean & fitting. :) The staff was amazing and the owner's wife in an amazing cook!!! I would definitely recommend this resort!

Reviewed April 03, 2016
8.8
Excellent
Max from Thailand
Couple
Deluxe
Stayed 2 nights in October 2017

Perfect quiet bungalows and super nice owner”

Everything except the location and the beach for swimming was just awesome. For the location it's no problem since we rented good cheap scooters from the resort and you can go everywhere in no time. Exactly the same for the beach, since there are a lot of sharp rocks right in front. If you are carefull it's still a nice swim. Bungalows are may the best on the island considering the cheap price. Super close to the pier and as already mentioned the nicest helpful owner you can expect. Sure coming back.

Reviewed October 11, 2017
9.7
Exceptional
Jakub from Czech Republic
Family with young children
Air Conditioning
Stayed 4 nights in December 2015

Relaxed place with nice snorkelling”

Friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere, genius loci of the place, snorkelling

The bungalows are simple, but provide you with all you need. They are just few meters from the seashore. The beach is nice, clean and you have reefs for snorkelling just a minute of swimming from the beach. The staff is very friendly, communicative and they really make sure you feel comfortable. The resort is pretty quiet and relaxed, it is the only resort in the bay with jungle tress around.

Reviewed January 03, 2016
9.6
Exceptional
Łukasz from Poland
Couple
Deluxe
Stayed 5 nights in December 2017

Best Chill Place!”

If you want to relax, chill-out and just forget about the work and other stuff... go there. The beach is quiet, no one is going through. Good equipment - hammocks, sunbeds, chairs, and tables. Enough for everyone. I've never ever had to "fight" for a free place. The beach is cleaned and raked during a whole day so it is clean and soft (no stones and shells). The "restaurant" is great. Prices are low so it is hard to find a better place for eat however I recommend to visit some other places - just to compare! What can be improved? Not much. We could expect little more equipment in our house (de luxe): missing for wardrobe, chairs with table on the terrace. But we didn't spend too much time inside... On the beach - for those who like to swim it could be a little hard during low-tide. The bottom is very stony and a lot of shells laid down... good reef shoes will help. During high-tide, there is no problem. This is a price for nice reef available from the beach!

Reviewed December 12, 2017
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