I'm looking for the right hotel in Khao Lak. I don't want to be surrounded by music and motorboat noise all day and night, thus I'm looking for a quiet place. What stretches of beach should I be avoiding? Looking at the map there are some areas with more hotels: are they all noisy and overcrowded or still quiet despite the resort concentrations? The Haadson Hotel looks great, but maybe it's just a bit too far out. Thus what I'm trying to find is a hotel/beach that is rather quiet, similar style and size would be great (not a huge resort and rooms/bungalows crowding in a small area), and preferably not more than 500 Euro for 6 nights, mid November.
To do: relax, swim a bit, read books, rent a car for 1-2 days and explore the mountains/national parks, maybe do a snorkeling trip if it's possible to just be away for a relatively short time, not a whole day.