Koh Mak Buri Hut Natural Resort is built on a slope overlooking Ao Nid Bay in the southeast of the island. The resort has a small private beach but this is more a place to stay if you just want to chill out and aren’t solely here to lie on the beach all day.
There are two distinct styles of bungalows large wooden ‘Bali’ style huts and circular concrete ‘African’ bungalows which are pretty well equipped and include a fridge and TV. The resort also has a pool and free wi-fi for guests which are both added incentives to attract guests away from staying in the busier resorts.
And when you throw in free transport to the main beaches and a volleyball court, free kayak hire plus the fact that they guarantee there are no annoying sandflies in the vicinity and you have pretty good value for money. ( But they also have free karaoke which you might find yourself subjected to if a Thai or Russian tour group is staying, which is quite often.)