We selected Koh Mak Island as it seemed to be a quiet and fairly non-touristy island and we were not disappointed. Its a lovely peaceful little island and our stay at Coconut Villa was very pleasant. The access from the mainland is actually quite easy - we hired a private mini-van to transport us from Bangkok and then came across on the Lelawardee speedboat which makes the trip in about 45 minutes.
We did have a slight issue with our pickup on arrival but that was not their fault because the speedboat came about an hour earlier than scheduled.
The villa is very roomy which was ideal for us - we had our own bedroom and both of our teenagers had one as well. Each bedroom came with an ensuite bathroom and excellent air conditioning and fans. The villa is on three levels which suited our family perfectly - the kids like to have their own space - but may not be as suitable for a family with very young children.
There was a small but functional kitchen on the middle level... Plus