We chose Krabi over Phuket because we wanted to avoid the party scene and crowds of tourists, and this resort was perfect for that. We arrived at low tide and at first thought we'd made a huge mistake, but when the tide came in we had a wonderful ocean view. The staff doesn't really speak English, but Stefan, the German owner does, and he is super friendly and helpful. He was able to help us arrange an amazing sunset tour and diving with bioluminescent plankton. Stefan makes sure the staff keeps the pool, grounds, and hotel immaculate. The hotel is off the beaten path, but tours will pick you up and drop you off, and we found that renting a motorbike from the shop next door was a great choice for everything else. We then had access to all the amenities of Ao Nang while still being able to withdraw from the crowds. That's also how we discovered the afternoon open-air market between Ao Nang and Ao Nammao with great fruit and Thai food. We also loved to eat breakfast at the quaint, family-run restaurant a few doors down from the hotel. The bed was the hardest I've ever slept on, but I found all beds in Thailand to be harder than I'm used to. We actually slept better than expected and it helped relieve some shoulder pain my wife has had (who knew!?). If you want the party scene or the reassurance of being surrounded by crowds of tourists, this isn't the place for you, but it was perfect for us. We plan to stay here again the next time we come.