Hi all. My husband and I are planning a trip back to thailand in 2014 for the water festival. We have been to Thailand 4 times now and want to experience a different area. We have visited Bangkok, Phuket, and koh samui. We would love to visit Khao Lak but have no idea where to stay or which resorts would suit us. (Help!) when in Phuket we stay in the midst of patong and love the ban Thai or the holiday inn. I would love to know how khao lak compares to patong and koh samui and which resorts would suit a couple or group of couples wanting to be close to bars markets and restaurants. Any tips would be appreciated.