Baan Srithanu, the local village and small fishing port is a quaint and interesting place with quite a lot going on. There are several bars and great value Thai restaurants, a popular Italian diner and one of best steakhouses on the island, as well as a fresh produce market and food area that is located at the main crossroads.
Haad Chao Phao is only a few minutes walk from Baan Srithanu where there are several cool beach bars, a pub and a few good places to eat; there is also Laem Son Lake, a freshwater pine shaded paradise – look out for the lakeside restaurant with water activities. The coastline changes at Laem Srithanu, where the sea gets deeper and a vibrant coral reef thrives, thus anywhere along this coastline there is an amazing underwater world just metres away.
South of Laem Srithanu the sea is shallower thus there are fewer resorts, but that adds to the draw of the wide open space giving a feeling of seclusion and tranquility; thus the Hin Kong to Srithanu area is very popular for long term house rental. The area is also home to a thriving spiritual community, an abundant supply of yoga retreats, detox centres and holistic practitioners; each ready to guide you through a tailored programme of treatments.