I've stayed at Kantiang View Resort twice: 4 weeks March 2016 and 3 weeks November 2015! To say I love this place is an understatement!
The grounds are beautifully kept, the rooms are nice (but no frills), the balconies are huge, bathrooms are nice - and quite frankly, the view from the pool is unbeatable! The pool is fantastic and the pool bar, Toppy Bar, is great!
My friends join me at the pool every afternoon. Even though they don't usually stay at the resort, as long as they're drinking or eating, the staff are kind about allowing them to swim.
It's not a long walk, maybe 10+ minutes to the beach and shops, but since I rent a motorbike, it's about a one minute drive.
Each time I stay here, I rent a motorbike through the resort for my entire stay and I've never had a problem. They also helped me book a private 4 island tour on a long-tail boat (much better than the big boats with hundreds of people) for a reasonable price.
The only downside is that to get housekeeping in your room, you have to put a sign on your door and hope it doesn't blow away. I remedied this by tying toilet paper around the sign and door knob on windy days. Room cleaning is not quite up to Western standards, but it's still good and the staff are always friendly.
I truly do love this place and all of the staff. Everyone has been friendly and generous. The entire staff waived goodbye and hugged me when I left. I cried. Truly, I love this place!