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This fine-looking hotel has split personalities that combine to create a relaxed beach resort. Near the beach, there are sea-facing suite rooms that merge slick-contemporary with traditional decor. The other half of the hotel is a block of midrange units in a “Thai village” location across the road from the beach and with a separate pool. The central beachside pool area is appealing, as is the dining terrace overlooking it. The resort is far enough from Chaweng strip to be quiet and comfortable (but close enough to party), and their tour desk can fix you up with a motorbike and point you to the best lookout spots on the island. The place is often busy, yet the staff handle everything effortlessly and efficiently, making it a pleasure to stay.