Hi Trip Advisors,
My fiance and I are first timers in Thailand and we are about to book a stay on Chaweng beach for a week in mid September.
We are 30 and 35 but can still enjoy pretty wild partying on occasion.
We want to be near the action, to see it, and to get stuck in when we choose.
BUT, we don't want to see hoards of drunken 20yr olds or relentless loud music within the sanctity of our resort.
Perhaps its too much to ask, but I would like a beautiful sanctuary with light music and drinks by the pool, 3 minutes walk to awesome hustle and bustle. :)
So the questions are, how close to Central Chaweng do we stay? I'm using Ark bar as the center of festivities based on what i read. Should we stay 400m down the beach at Chaweng Buri? To get semi-quiet (not sleepy) at the hotel?
How noisy is the nearby nightlife?
I know it will be difficult to explain, but, how busy is September?
If it is any help as points of reference. I live in Cape Town. I know World Cup busy, I know Spring break in Mexico busy, I know Camps bay in summer...if any of you readers can compare ..