I would like some advice regarding areas, as we don't want to be in the middle of a party area (like Pattong in Phuket) but would like to be within easy walking distance to markets and restaurants. I am looking for something similar to Kata in Phuket (more family orientated but still plenty going on).
I have also read that some beaches could be murky and dark, any advice on clear water ones?
Any idea if there are any flights from Samui to Hanoi? We would like to go there directly without going back to BKK (though I think that's wishful thinking, but no harm in asking!)
I appreciate all your help.