Our SE Asia editor, Bridgett Walters, stayed here in 2009 and liked its privileged location overlooking what is more or less a private bay, and the fact that Koh Samet is, so far, much less developed than other Thai islands. You don’t get the vulgarity, the crowds and ranks of deck chairs which spoil Phuket, Koh Samui and others. Accommodation is in cottages, all with balconies and views of the bay, some with private spa.
You can have food or a massage on the beach, or you can loll by the infinity pool. In other respects we’re cautious: the design lacks individual character and charges for extras such as snorkel hire surprise some of the guests, as does sometimes less than eager service. Reports welcome.