My husband and I will be going to Phuket for the first time for 5 nights at the end of November/early December and are trying to decide between the Hilton Phuket Arcadia and the Holiday Inn Resort. Which would you recommend for 1st time visitors in terms of location, convenience , etc. if the price/night is about the same for either? I've read great reviews about both resorts but am torn between staying in Karon vs. Patong. Some of the activities we're interested in are day trips to Ko Phi Phi, a 1/2 or full day trip to Phang Nga & James Bond Island, and watch a muay thai boxing match. Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.