Our plan was to get down to Sam Roi Yot, enjoy about 4 or 5 days, and then work out way back up the coast with Kade's family, who would meet us in the beach town, Cha-am. If you're a tourist on a budget, buses are a great way to go. Even if you're not on a budget, buses are easy and mostly stress-free. Research ahead of time if you want a nicer, VIP level bus. Of course, you could rent or hire a driver to take you down from Bangkok. I'm sure you could even fly. But if you have the time and you desire to see the scenery, land travel is best. Just buckle up! Thai roads and highways can be dangerous! Oh, and if you are able to avoid weekend crowds, like we did in Sam Roi Yot, it's very nice and quiet!
Click here for my review on TripAdvisor.
And here for the resort's website.
I selected this resort after a pretty extensive review of several online. Turned out to be a pleasant surprise.