We stayed in Chills Resort for the New Year's period for a week.
It is located in Srithanu beach which is about 15 minute taxi ride from Thongsala Pier (cost about 150 baht per person). Had Rin beach is 20 minute taxi ride away and will cost 200-250 baht per person).
It's a very nice chilled out place (as the name indicates) and every room has spectacular views of the sunset over the sea. They serve great food although slightly more expensive than you would find in restaurants nearby.
One thing I didn't like and felt it should have been indicated in their web page was that you have to go down a very steep hill to get to the resort. Often taxis didn't drive down there so we had to walk up the hill to get to the taxi. I am not unfit but climbing up the hill was a bit of a drag on the hot days. I can imagine that it would be a bit of an issue for the elderly or parents with small children.
There were a few power cuts during our stay and a few times we had no water, but hey, it's Thailand, you expect those kind of things.
I wouldn't stay there if you are in Koh Phangan for Full Moon Party, because going to and back from Had Rin is time consuming and gets a bit expensive. We did mostly diving so we were fine.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in a peaceful bay, with private beach. Only 15 minutes from the main town Thongsala, and a short distance from the village of Sreethanu. All the rooms and bungalows have sea view. ... more less