Few Buddist temples are around where you could experience the budddhist culture like local. Super market is about 2mins away in a car & 10-15mins walking. (There are small boutiques shops closer than that which you can pretty much buy anything) You could easily access ATM's as soon as you're in Main Road which about 20-25mins walking distance. You could enjoy street food shops in walking distance, if not Coffee shops, Restaurants, KFC or McDonalds is few minutes away from Tuk tuk.
Beach is about 2kms away. Or you could enjoy roaming around local markets.
Safe heaven for tourist : Very secure area since defence university is close by which was defence base years ago.