Ong Lang Advice

I am trying to find out if it is better for our group of 6 friends (4 woman, 2 men) to stay in an Ong Lang hotel down on the beach or be back up in the the village. We will make our own fun but would like to have options of some different places to eat and drink at night. Plus it needs to be safe for people to walk home on their own at night time. We like the idea of the beach for the sunsets and beauty but think it might be a bit quiet at night. So maybe it would be better to stay in the village and cycle to the beach and back in the daytime. We are thinking that we avoid Long Beach even though it has the nightlife because it sounds too full of high rise hotels now (which we find ugly and an eye sore) Can anyone advise please? Many thanks.