I'm left with conflicting emotions. On one hand, this is a beautiful hotel with its own magnificent private beach, the hotel restaurants are good and the staff friendly. On the other hand, you are isolated from the rest of town and its a $10 taxi ride each way into Patong, so you are pretty much limited to what the hotel has to offer. Finally, Russian tourists dominate Phuket and this resort in particular. Don't expect smiles and pleasant exchanges with these tourists. It's a bit off putting and detracts from the whole experience. All in all we liked the resort, but I doubt we'll be back.