A great place for a relaxing weekend away from it all. We hired a car from the airport which is less than 20 mins away but did find it a little tricky to find the actual entrance to the hotel. Lovely welcome drink and cold towels while they checked us in and whisked our bags to our room. Soon being escorted to our room - a first visit to Thailand so glad they explained the wonderful outdoor balcony, bathroom and room facilities. Chose the hotel restaurant for our first night and had a great meal with interesting cocktails served in the beautiful poolside setting. A little more expensive than local restaurants but you are paying for service and setting. My fish was especially delicious. The breakfast in the morning was amazing and kept us going pretty much all day. The beach is miles of golden sand and very quiet. The sea was warm and calm the first day but a bit more of a swell the next day so beware if not a strong swimmer to say close to shore. However, the wonderful array of beds and sun loungers on the lawn by the two pools with iced tea and cold towels was better than the sand for me. There were bikes for free loan and a couple of canoes but we used our hire car to explore the northern part of the island and try local bars and restaurants. Still plenty of time to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet but next time must make time for a massage too.