Just looking for a bit of info/advice on Kata Beach vs. Karon Beach. We are planning a trip to Thailand early next year and for the last week plan to stay in the Phuket area; either Kata or Karon. Can anyone tell me the difference in the beaches (which is nicer/bigger/less crowded), the town areas is there good choice for shopping, restaurants, etc. in both or is one larger than the other. Any advice would be much appreciated.