Originally Posted by Bedrock Guesthouse
Why not put Koh Samet Island on your list.
I don't like Samui for its excessively high prices on just about everything. I'd recommend Ao Nang or Railay, as they have the same type of facilities, but are far less expensive. There are also far more things to do there. I have a friend in Ao Nang who works in a real estate office, who could make inquiries on your behalf, if you're in that area. She speaks excellent English. She helped organize another trip I did a few years back in that area.
Also, if you're specifically after a guest house, I have an agent in Pattaya who has many contacts in this area and could probably organize you the best deals in that area.
PM me and I'll pass on the details of either of these contacts, if you're interested.