We discovered Haad Yao Lounge and Fitness more than a year ago when looking for a regular gym to use during our long term stay on Koh Phangan - we saw various choices on the island, but chose there as we loved the idea of working out to such a great view so near to the beach, and the facilities are more than suitable for us (outside cardio machines, stretch mats etc., with weights and resistance machines inside). We soon discovered that it had much more to offer. The upstairs open lounge is far away from the atmosphere of a gym – though you can buy protein shakes and health drinks – basically a great place to hang out or relax after the beach or a workout e.g. good music and conversation, TV, pool table and plenty of space to lay back or find a hammock to swing in should that be where your mood takes you. Sunset often runs into fun evenings as it's the perfect spot for a party warm-up. Nang runs the kitchen and turns out great food, be it authentic Thai or good solid European 'comfort food', and Peter does a fine cocktail should that be your sunset choice. As others have said here, Pete and Nang both really are great hosts, always cheerful and helpful with any questions about the island life, providing reliable recommendations if you need them.