Please help, I have never been to Thailand before but am looking to book a holiday for Xmas and new year. I want to fly into Bangkok and spend a few days there just before Xmas then fly down to a relaxed beautiful beach for Xmas and NY. I heard mixed reviews on where to go and I have come across khao lak, my question is how unspoilt is it?! I want to experience thai food from street vendors and not overcrowding from package holiday-ers! Can advise if khao lak would be my best option, and if not where would u advise?! Thanks in advance!!