Walking distance from Haad Yao Villa there are great beaches, restaurants right on the beach, some stores and many bars.
If you are looking for a modern styled resortfor your stay on Phangan, I can advise to look for See Through HaadYao . It is interesting the way quitness and partytime can mix so good on the island. At a part of the island, you can have a good time at the parties attracting visitors with all different kinds of music, dancing and partystyle. Even Phanganwas visited by travelers about 20 years ago, Koh Phangan was actually inhabited as long as two thousand years ago by sea gypsies coming from the Malayan Peninsula. Phanganwas then targeted by chinese refugees originating from the province Hainan fleeing the economic hardship in their country. Here are many very nice resorts and cozy hotels on all of the islands beachesand you can book them from this webpage.
Finding Koh Samui Archipelago, Kohpangan is perfectly situated near top destinations like Ang Thong archipelago and Koh Nangyuan. The easy to reach Ang Thong consists of over fourty small islands, Phangan and local place to stay. A useful website to to rent a house on Phangan, is PhanganBungalows.com
The place is about 2 1/2 hours away from Don Sak and about 50 minutes from Koh Phangan each lunar eclipse to experience the Fullmoon. Surrounded by clear waters, Kohphangan evolved in the last years to a divers top destination in Asia. Mai Pen Rai is not only a common saying here, Mai Pen Rai is also the name of a very nice resortin Thansadet.