Koh Phangan was another area we did a lot of research to try and find a quality stay at reasonable prices and again tripadvisor steered us true. This is a Thai family run business and it’s a mix of quirky service with outstanding local friendliness and chilled from start to finish. Your isn’t ready sure sit down, have a drink and look out on an amazing scenic view. They have an infinity pool which was a god sent as you need to go miles out to get any depth from the sea which has a lot of corals which the island is well known for (some good diving spots can be swam to/complimentary sea kayaks either). The food from breakfast to dinner was real good home cooking – not on par with the more expensive dining options further up the beach but the service won’t be beaten. They looked after our transport to and from the hotel, booked ferries for us when we were leaving - when that was delayed and they spotted us still waiting they dropped over to check that we were ok!
We spoiled ourselves at times in Thailand with some luxury 5 star hotels yet this is the one that stays in the memory as the best hotel from our trip