The modest, beachside village of Bang Por is little more than a loose collection of local seafood restaurants, minimarkets (handy for basic provisioning) and low key resorts, the latter offering varied but simple dining options. The area is also home to several established spa and wellness centres. The main island ring road runs quite close to the beach in Bang Por, which is very narrow with shallow waters but pleasant views across to neighbouring islands. A steep hill rises north from Bang Por, the road bending west at its crown before dropping towards Nathon, the island's
main port and commercial district. Nathon is also a good place to buy simple souvenirs and to experience a little authentic local culture. There's a fresh market and moderately sized Tesco Lotus supermarket in town for more comprehensive provisions.