I am planning a family trip for October with my husband and 2 children who will be aged 13 and 15. I was thinking of spending 7 or so nights in Patong somewhere like Patong Merlin/Novotel or Mercure and then after the chaos of Patong (so I've read) moving to somewhere quieter with a prettier beach and maybe more upmarket? Does Kata fit that description?
Experts, do you think this is a good idea or would you devote all the time to Patong. Is it feasible from a logistical point of view? I am thinking the teenagers will love Patong. They are looking for more excitement than Fiji can offer. I would like a few days to recuperate somewhere before we fly home.
Finally, out of the three Patong hotels suggested, which do you recommend. We are not beachy people, preferring to laze by a nice pool. We would prefer interconnecting rooms and comfortable beds. I am disturbed by the number of complaints I have read about rock hard beds/pillows at alot of places.
Open to any suggestions you might offer, especially re the second leg of the planned itinerary.