Banyan Villa was exactly what we were looking for as a family: a beautiful villa with private swimming pool along a peacefull tropical beach. If you are looking for a full moon ambiance, pass your way. If you like the typical touristic place with lots of tourists, go to another place. But if you like more authentic places away from busy places, you will love it.
We had the chance to meet the owners, Richard and Nam in Paris before booking. They are very nice & trustfully people. They have been very helpful to give us all explanations we needed before and once at Banyan Villa we found everything exactly as they said.
It is incredibly easy and cheap to get great Thai food around the house, in the beach restaurants or the street restaurants. And the service desk can organise about everything you need on the island, from a massage to a 'safari' or a car/bike rental… Hyper easy!
The only problem we encountered was at the aeroport on arrival. Our pickup car...