I'm going to be on Ko Phangan in August with my boyfriend, and we're having trouble choosing where to stay. Our main priority is to avoid the partying and busier areas, so places like Hat Rin and Ban Tai are definitely out! We like good food but we don't care about nightlife, our worst nightmare is to stay somewhere that's full of people getting drunk and loud so we prefer quiet restaurants to lively bars. We want somewhere peaceful and pretty, but that isn't too isolated - neither of us like just lying on a beach, we like to see and do things, so we want to be able to get around and explore the island without having to pay a fortune to hire boats/taxis.
If anyone has a recommendation for an area of the island you think would suit it, that'd be really helpful. Thanks!
We're also considering spending some time on Ko Tao, so any recommendations for areas there that would suit us would also be great.