Stayed here over New Years with some friends and had an awesome time, largely thanks to Blue Lotus.
The accommodation is basic, cold showers, beds are a little hard, etc but it is Thailand! And what blue lotus does have makes up for all of that. Pong, the owner, is very helpful and really did do everything to help us out. Its located on its own private beach area which is really chilled out. It's exactly what your looking for from a lazy Thai beach resort, the hotel next door is one of the most expensive on the island! The food is good and cheap and the communal area is a really chilled out vibe. It's also nice to be out of had rin away from all the messy hotels. Full moon party nights are cool too because everyone leaves by about 9ish but until then everyone's hanging out together, pong even does trips to town cheaper than any of the taxis. The mopeds he rents are well looked after and safe (obviously the roads are still dangerous, but at least the breaks work!) and he picked up our ferry tickets for when we left, this meant we could walk straight on instead of queuing up with everyone else!
All in all, for the price, it's a great little find and an enjoyable place to stay. Would definitely recommend!More