We stayed at Samed Resort for three nights. We spent the first night in another resort down the road, but found it to be high quality, but expensive, had a closed-off beach and they kept playing cheesy cover music in the resor seaside. It wasn't bad, but not great.
We switched to Samed resort which is a family-run small business which includes 13 rooms, a bar, restaurant and laidback resort spot on the beach. Internet is free, but didn't reach into our room. That wasn't a problem because relaxing in the resort area was very comfortable. The owner makes a great selection of cocktails for 150 bath (you get an additional 10% discount on all purchases at the restaurant and bar if you're staying there), the food was good (on par or above the restaurants of the other resorts or the village which is about 15 minutes walking).
We also rented scooters which are 300 Baht per day (local prices are around 100 Baht / hour, 250-350 for a day). They were not in great shape (brake a bit loose, speed meter and gas indicator not working), but they got the job done. When we returned them the next day a few hours late it wasn't even mentioned.
The owner plays a selection of contemporary music which you'll probably like if you'r in your 30's-40's. Think Morcheeba/Massive Attack/Chilli Peppers/Amy Winehouse/Old soul/House classics.
The rooms are no-frills and very good value for money. Ours had an airco and hot shower, darkened windows (to reduce heat by sunlight), a two-person bed (which was a hard, but otherwise fine), a TV. Don't expect anything fancy, but just the comfortable basics.
All-in-all our visit was a great success and a perfect way to end three weeks of traveling through Thailand. It's an excellent place to chill-out and stay for longer than you had intended.
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