The birdcage motif that is echoed throughout the entrance is a nod to the local tradition of caging birds and releasing them for good luck—you’ll see many Thai houses on the island display beautiful bird cages in front of their home. In the lobby, however, the cages are reimagined as chic, minimalist chairs and as light fixtures. The uber-stylish rooms are bright and cheerful with rattan blinds and Thai handicrafts used for tasteful decorations. For the price and the location (steps from Surin Beach), the hotel is a win-win combo. There is a nice Thai restaurant, an authentic cooking class here, a charming spa, and a small pool for quick dips.