Well, its down to the Holiday in Busakorn (Patong) or the Movenpick (Karon) for us and the kidlets (10 &11). Both hotels are accommodating to children, rooms look pretty good and TA reviews are generally complimentary.
What I need now is some good advice. As well as travelling with the kids my sister and hubby (no kids) who is turning 40 will be with us. We all like a drink (especially at pool bars!), but are not party animals. We all enjoy a good time and love good food - and we know that doesnt always mean the most expensive.
I plan on taking sis to a spa for her 40th. We also plan to do much more than hang out at a resort all day and I dont see us really making much use of any 'kids clubs'. I want them to get a bit of a dose of culture from another country (even if we are going "western style" generally).
So bearing all of the above in mind, - which beach? Reading various sites indicate Karon, but given that it is so close to Patong, I wonder if there is really a world of difference?
Am overloaded with info, but would love opinions of past visitors.