The Kirati does have a feel of being in a small Thai village. There is a pond and Thai bric a brac scattered around. The bar and restaurant are very rustic.
We went for a deluxe wooden hut, which was again very old Thai, teak floors and furniture with a massive bathroom. Our bungalow was the closest to the beach which we liked as you could seat on the veranda with a sundowner and watch the world go by. The bungalow was also closest to the bar and kitchen, but we did not hear a thing.
The only draw back for us was the noisy A/C. Ear plugs for the light sleeper.
Choeng Mon must be the only place that has improved with the massive development of Ko Samui. We last stayed there 7 years ago and there were a few eateries on the beach, but now the main road (5 min walk) has loads of restaurants and a few bars, prices to have improved being away from the beach.
We eat at the Krua Thai (Main road) twice and it would of been 3 but it was packed. Brilliant service and fantastic food and great prices. We eat a few doors down on night 3 and it was not in the same league.More