I am currently staying here..my last of seven nights. This hotel is lovely and it has the Thai charm and the Swiss perfectionism( even though you are definitely on "island time") We have a lovely beach villa complete with plunge pool/jacuzzi and separate " Thai Sala". Yes, the bathrooms are outside and I must say the BEST hot showers ever! There is nothing to do here but relax and to really unwind, especially if you came from The hustle and bustle of Bangkok. There are a few walking excursions...to local restaurants and the Intercontinental next door but not necessary . The Thai food is lovely ( we are Americans who lived in Bangkok for 8 years..in the past, so we can be quite the critic!) The Traditional Thai massage in the beach was terrific! The Thai staff will not disappoint you...their smiles , their soft and gentle nature are apparent all over this resort!
Again, I love it here but you must come prepared to relax..bring plenty of books, games, iPod, etc.
Will DEFINITELY come again!!! Thank you!