I was there earlier this year and it was nice. I have to agree with the guy who stated the the food and messages on the beacj were very reasonalbe compared to the hotel and very safe. The Thai are delightful folks. You need to go to town to shop for your week's supplies, and while they are cheapo, the ride there is not. Try to make arrangements with your driver from the airport, they are much cheaper than the one's arranged from the hotel. Th eproperty is absolutely gorgeous (sp). The lobby reflecting pool looks just like it continues into the ocean. Food is good on the property, so you cannot really go wrong, and tyr the buffts...there are good, but not cheap.