A small slice of safety/paradise in a designer boutique hotel close to beautiful Surin Beach. At check in the staff invite you to relax on comfortable chairs in a garden setting sipping cool fresh juice while they take care of everything at the front desk for you (bringing the usual paperwork to you as necessary). The hotel is built around a beautifully landscaped courtyard with large clean swimming pool and an excellent and versatile bar/cafe. There are numerous poolside lounges and a few cabanas for lounging all day sipping cocktails if that suits you. The usual tours to other parts of Phuket can be arranged at the hotel. Surin Beach is a very long white powder sand beach a leisurely five minute walk away across one street and down a path through a grassy area. The hotel provides complimentary beach towels, mats and umbrellas. The beach is fringed with a groves of trees providing day-round shade if desired. Local vendors are present but not intrusive, providing mini-cafes, massages, scooter rentals, etc. Vendors pack everything up at sunset. Perfect hotel and beach for young families and retired couples looking to relax and enjoy nature. Definitely not for the singles party crowd. Overall a most relaxing and enjoyable experience.