This is the only resort that we saw right on Karon beach, so it has the best views and beach access without a walk. We enjoyed morning walks and spectacular sunsets directly from our room.
The rooms are large and well laid out, with a safe, hairdryer and very comfortable king sized bed. We had heard reports that some rooms were dated but ours was newly renovated - we loved the glass wall to the shower so you admire the view at all times : )
The staff are friendly and helpful and breakfasts were varied and satisfying with choices of bacon and a variety of eggs, eastern buffet and fresh fruits and yoghurt. The views from the restaurant deck are amazing.
Great restaurants are within walking distance with a choice of foods and price brackets. We found the best money exchange and supermarket within 100 metres of the front door. For the Friday night markets and a little more night life action we took a tuk tuk to Karon's main street and enjoyed the music at the Surin Bar.
We also visited other a number of other beaches and locations in the area and found Karon to be the cleanest and least pretentious.
Being close to the ocean we had no problems with mosquitoes or any other insects.
Highly recommended for couples (no children resort) who dont want the large crowds of the bigger resorts.