I am trying to decide between whether to stay at Chaweng or Lamai beach. My parents have stayed at Chaweng beach and said it is very busy and can be quite noisy if you are staying in the middle of Chaweng because of the nightlife. They suggested staying further down the beach in Chaweng or maybe going to Lamai beach. I would like to do some shopping while I'm here so I'm hoping both places have good options for shopping and not tacky shops maybe some nice boutique shops? Can anyone suggest 3 to 4 star accommodation that is a bit out of the middle of chaweng beach or in Lamai beach that is located on the beach?
Thanks for your help.