Back in April for a return visit. When last here the beach was reduced heavily due to high tides. We went back with a sense of trepidation. We needn't have worried. The beach was there and we had our long walks on the shore. What's better, the sense of traditional Thai service and graciousness is very much in evidence. Lots of familiar faces amongst the staff and Diana, anAssistant Manager? came around and talked to guests many mornings and in the Club lounge. It's nice when you are made to feel more than a number in a hotel, particularly when of this size. Restaurants were as good as ever and the pools are lovely. Could not recommend this hotel more highly.