we stayed here for 5 nights after 6 nights in Bangkok. Hotel was in a great location, 5 mins from night market. we used the 10 Baht taxi that you could flag down and use to get from one end of the resort to the other. the Elephant sanctuary was great, cost 800Baht and you got to walk with, feed and wash the elephants, English volunteer was full of fascinating info. well worth a visit and only 2-3 kms out of town. Beach was great, clean and safe. hassled a little by sellers, ;but not a problem all very friendly. shopping malls were good. cicada market and market held at the weekend is worth a visit. Tamarind is cheaper but Cicada more interesting, lots of stall with home made goods.