I am planning my trip for mid year. Staying a week at Cape Panwa where I have stayed before but after reading Khao Lak reviews I would like to split my holiday and spend a week there also. Haven't been able to work out which resort meets my needs best. Would like to be on beach and also if walk out front gate be in or very close to village, being a short walk to market would also be great. I have been thinking "The Sands" or "Beyond" but have no idea of proximity to village. Wouldn't mind being further away if resort provides free or inexpensive shuttle service. Are there any sites that show what is outside gates of resorts?