Stayed here for 2nights with my 2 kids 7 &10 years in the 2 bedroom facing the hills (The place is called Mon Apartment in Buddchui Village). Totally loved the tranquil mornings sitting out on the balcony before we headed to our long tail boat trips. Rooms are as shown on photos - there are three blocks on three floors. All my queries were answered very quickly by the owner. Towels are provided and there is a lady who comes in to clean the apartment.
We were picked up by the taxi organised by the owner and arranged as well with him for a long tail boat to take us around the island. So for THB2500, we were picked up and brought to the pier for a full day trip around the island. Snorkels were provided on the boat.
Its about 10minutes walk to main Sairee strip for dinner which is very lovely. At the end of the road, there is a little mini mart and a ticket office for ferry tickets etc. We bought our ferry tickets from there and it costed the same as everywhere else. Bring along a torch as the roads there are not lit up. However, it is very safe as we walked back also around 11:30pm with the kids after staying out with friends on Sairee.
If we had stayed longer perhaps we might have walked down to Sairee beach and negotiate with another long tail boat (one that had fins too!) However it worked well for the short trip we were there.
The apartment will not be suitable if you have a pushchair as it will be quite a trek to walk to the main strip. However for what is being charged, it is very reasonable as it is in a quiet part of the island and within walking distance to the Sairee. If I could ride a motorbike, I would have probably rented one.
Note: we tried the highly recommended Su Chili restaurant on the main strip - totally overrated!! Thalassa Hotel does burgers and on certain days at 50% 5:30-7:30pm
Great place to stay, everything was new and comfortable. Really appreciated the air conditioner and the fan in each room. Good location although you better rent a bike. I missed a laundry service, everything else was great.
Everything is fantastic! Room is clean new and fresh. Close walk to main strip full of great restaurants and beach close walk. Room is away from noise and very quiet at night. Endless entertainment. Round corner from Island Muay Thai boxing gym giving lessons.
Owner exceptionally informative with maps, bike hire, includes massage discount!! Owners answers very quickly.