We have just returned from our first trip to Thailand, and I'm now planning our return trip for next January or February.
We stayed in an apartment in Nai Thon in Phuket, which suited us perfectly. Not too crowded, but enough people to ensure that there was a choice of places to eat.
For next year we are thinking of splitting our time between Nai Thon and somewhere in Khao Lak. We will have a car, so transport will not be a problem.
We do not want to stay in a large, "international", resort. We would prefer a smaller hotel, or a self-catering apartment.
We would like to be right next to a beautiful beach, preferably with water deep enough to swim in, that has a few beach restaurants, but not huge crowds. We quite like a sun bed, and do not mind paying, but would hate to be somewhere where we had to put our towels out before dawn in order to get one.
Any suggestions for location or accommodation would be much appreciated.