Volunteer at a small family beach resort on Koh Mak, Thailand.



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 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

  • Description


    You will be staying on a family owned beach resort, steps from turquoise waters on Koh Mak. Koh Mak is situated on the far east end of Thailand's gulf coast, very close to Cambodia. It is a small peaceful island, perfect for enjoying the rhythms of rural Thailand.

    We are looking for workawayers who help us in developing our resort and the Island as a whole to become more health and activity based destination. We have create a Muay Thai training camp indoor and outdoor tennis courts, Yoga Salas, bicycle tracks etc.. You should either be able to play tennis, do regular jogging, yoga or all of the above ;-) Up until now,Koh Mak has been able to maintain a unique spirit, resisting turning into a party island, due to ownership of the land being consolidated in a few families. We're looking to build up tourism during the low season without drawing more crowds by focusing on active tourism. Further, Koh Mak aims to be as 'green' as possible; sustainable development is the underlying goal.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Helping with Tourists
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will be working with a Thai and Cambodian staff and so will learn about their culture and background.

    In addition the visitors you will meet are from around the world. This is a great opportunity to meet a lot of interesting people.

    The project you will be working on offers enormous value for those looking to gain experience or refine their skills, and learn about sustainable tourism.

  • Help


    Please see above for a general description of the help required, and contact us for more details.

    The trade is 4-5 hours per day for lodging and food.

    We are also interested in Landscapers and Park or Minigolf designers.

    We are looking for a minimum 4 weeks commitment but open to longer stays, and perhaps shorter stays. This time is usually required to get to know the resort and the island, and to complete any projects you begin.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English Thai

  • Accommodation


    Private room with ensuite bath, Fan, and refrigerator and unlimited Internet Access

    Wifi is consistent throughout the property.

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included with your stay. There are also many mini-marts and restaurants on the island, and unique food stalls to discover outside homes.

    You have free use of nearly all resort facilities: bicycles are provided throughout your stay to get around the island, tennis racquets, kayaks, giant chess. Motorbikes (scooters) are offered at a discounted rate. Additionally, you are able to take free classes at a thai boxing gym a 5 minute walk from the resort.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Koh Mak is a calm island of 16 square kilometers set in the gulf of Thailand. It is part of a larger archipelago of 52 islands, the largest being Koh Kood and Koh Chang. We are 45 minutes by boat from the mainland. We are a days travel from Bangkok, Phnom Pehn as well as Angkor Wat.

    Koh Mak is a calm island, but never boring. There is plenty of bicycling and walking among the palm and rubber tree plantations to do, and yoga classes hosted either on site or at a nearby restaurant. In your free time you will find local businesses provide discounted rate on snorkeling and diving trips, and many opportunities for swimming from the many beaches on the island. We have no atm, but we do have an organic farm and brick oven pizza!

    PLEASE NOTE: Koh Mak is indeed a very small island. It is quiet, peaceful, contemplative, without a bustling nightlife. If this is not compatible with your style of living and travel, you will find this experience frustrating. However, if you are willing to adventure into slow living, come join us!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    4-5 (max 25 hours/week)

Host ref number: 755397661738