Our Reviews

Our story is best told by our guests…

Thaidaho Vista has been awarded TripAdvisor’s coveted ‘Certificate of Excellence’ six times (and counting!).

AirBnB has designated us as ‘Super Hosts’ for three years running (and counting!).

When we were cooking breakfast for the general public, the Stefan Loose German-language Travel Guide for Thailand said we served the ‘best breakfast & coffee on Koh Mak.’  We still do, but now we cook only for you–our room guests.

Below you can read what a few recent guests had to say about Thaidaho Vista; or better yet, you can peruse hundreds of guest reviews by clicking on the TripAdvisor, AirBnB, Google and/or Travelfish links at the bottom of this page.

Blaire
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Kat and Allen are doing what they do so well. They have an amazing spot with a beautiful view. Thaidaho Vista is on the hill about a 5 minute walk from the beach. From helping us with honest info about transport from Bangkok, transport options on the island, best beaches, places to eat, etc, they were lovely hosts. Their breakfast is phenomenal, western breakfast done absolutely perfectly. The coffee shop and baked goods are top notch. The little touches all around the place are fantastic, a lending library (books and video), an honor bar of snacks and drinks, and comfortable areas to lounge and relax all make for a great spot to stay. We would totally stay with them again if we return to Koh Mak.
Chantal
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In january I was at the Thaidaho at Kat & Allen for the 5th time and it will not be the last time I was there. It is a unique, special place full of beauty, tranquility and charm. You will notice that Kat and Allen put in a lot of work and love and think very carefully about how they can offer their guests a perfect oasis to relax. The café is open to foreign guests at 09:30, so that the hotel guests have the whole beautiful area in the morning at first just for themselves. The breakfast leaves nothing to be desired and the coffee is by far the best on the island. Now they have a small fitness room, where you could train Kat's delicious cakes and desserts. This time I spent 8 nights in Vista room again. The view from there is bombastic! Kat and Allen have many tips on where to eat the best, where to find the best drinks, where to enjoy the most beautiful beaches, etc. The two are more than hosts to me, they have become friends, and coming back is also a homecoming. Koh Mak and especially Thaidaho Vista are a gem and should be one of the places you should visit at least once in a lifetime!
Tain
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“10 out of 10 for everything. We absolutely loved staying here and would highly recommend it for anyone travelling to Koh Mak. Our hosts went above and beyond anything we could have asked for to help make our stay as enjoyable as possible. Allen was always willing to share valuable advice... there wasn’t a dull moment!”
Martin
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“Thaidaho Vista is ideally located on the wonderfully secluded/low-key island of Koh Mak -- ideal to relax, enjoy culinary treats and dive. Nothing beats the spectacular view overlooking the beach and neighboring islands while enjoying a self-prepared fresh fruit salad for breakfast on the porch. Rooms are clean and well equipped. Beds are super comfortable. Allen and Kat were wonderful hosts; answering all of our queries thoroughly and rapidly via mail; and providing us with a range of recommendations on sights and dining that made our vacation one to remember. We are definitely looking forward to visiting again!”
Katie
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“We had an amazing stay at Thaidaho with Allen and Kat and wish we could've stayed longer! The room was immaculate, with a great attached bathroom, air conditioning, a shared kitchen and communal space, and the view is to die for!! The best beaches on the island are a 5 to 7 minute walk, and if you're up for riding a scooter you can rent one right down the street and explore even more of the island. Koh Mak is an amazing place and Allen and Kat were wonderful hosts. Allen has amazing recommendations for anything you want to see, do or eat on the island. We would highly recommend Allen and Kat/Thaidaho, and can't wait to visit again soon!”
Bonnie
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Holiday in paradise - We stayed at Thaidaho for almost a week with a group of friends in three of the four rooms. Allen and Kat run this resort and café all by themselves. Very impressive. The organization via email was fast and uncomplicated. They even booked us a speedboat and provided us with a contact for organizing a private driver from Bangkok. All the rooms were very clean and had everything you needed (A/C, fan and mosquito nets above the bed and on the doors and windows). They clean the rooms just once a week (they focus on environmental protection very much), which was totally okay for us. If you need new towels or anything else, you could always ask them for. There also was a guest kitchen with free drinking water and you could use the washing machine for free as well. The property itself is very lovely and the view is stunning. You can relax in the hammocks and sunbeds in the backyard. Keep in mind that it is not near the beach but you could walk there in about 10 minutes - this wasn't a problem for us at all. You also get a food and beverage voucher everyday for the café, where the food and coffee is very delicious. Even if you are not staying in the resort, you should go to the café and enjoy the perfect view. Thaidaho Vista is very lovely and we had a wonderful time on Koh Mak. I would totally recommend staying there and we are trying to come back soon.
Kristi
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“Allen and Kat are great hosts, right from the start the communication was perfect. On arrival Allen gave us many tips on where to go and eat on the island, which we greatly appreciated. They have the best view on the island, great rooms with all the essentials for a comfortable stay plus shared kitchen, gym and beautiful outdoor space - all very well maintained and cared for, we could not have asked for more. The location is very close to beaches, numerous restaurants and shops. An added bonus which made the place even more special for us was that it was environmentally friendly and products like coffee and more were responsibly sourced, water was provided free from a big container which negated the need for plastic bottles, etc. We loved our stay there and wished we could have stayed for longer!”
Luca & Maya
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The coffee lovers natural habitat - My girlfriend and me stayed at Thaidaho Vista for a week in march 2019. We absolutely loved the place - and extended our stay within an hour upon arrival. Koh Mak is a beautiful Island with loads of accommodation in every style and budget. There's cheap beach huts and fancy resorts. Thaidaho Vista, in our view, is somewhere in the middle and yet very special. Kat and Allen have created a beautiful place upon the hill with a stunning view. As we rented a scooter, every beach was nearby and the owners are happy to give recommendations where to go, eat or book daytrips anytime. They know this Island and its surrounding very well and we were never disappointed by their advice. We loved the breakfast (big time) and the fact that they block the cafe for their guests in the morning, creating a very familiar and quiet atmosphere. This quiet atmosphere can also be found in the garden, providing a great space to read and enjoy the view. Our ground floor room was clean and had a spacious bathroom - we didn't miss a thing. If you're looking for a flat screen TV, daily room service or are a smoker, I think there might be better suited resorts on the Island for you. If you can appreciate the opportunity to do your own laundry for free (as we happily did twice after traveling Thailand for two weeks), or are looking for a "home base" to go explore the Island, or simply love world class coffee as much as we do, this is the place to go. We hope to come back.

Allen and Kat, thank you the lovely stay! Maya & Luca
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