My husband, sister & I will be visiting Phuket the week before Thanksgiving in November. Having never traveled to Thailand, we are overwhelmed with the choices of where to stay. While we like the resort feel, our budget limits us from spending $500 a night for a room. In addition, we prefer to be in a quiet, relaxing place on the beach, but want the benefit of being close enough to shopping and restaurants in order to get the feel for the local flair. I'm pretty sure Patong would not be our first choice. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks in advance for any help!