We loved our time at Thongtapan, and have since stayed in other parts of the island - but this was by far our favourite! The little restaurants were awesome - including the hotel one and also the reggae bar for lunch. Staff were generally helpful and nice but our only concern was the fact we came home to our safe being opened. However, nothing was stolen including an iPad or passports. We assume they were looking for cash, which we didn't have in there. If you are looking for a location near full moon or jungle party then be prepared to pay around 500 baht per person as opposed to 100 baht from other areas. But for us, it was worth it as it didn't feel touristy but still had a few very nice shops, restaurants and bars near by. Despite the safe issue, we would stay here again!