The most popular resort and the choice of the majority, because there is a beautiful island beaches, good infrastructure and has an international airport where you can fly a direct flight from Russia. Those who go on holiday would recommend to choose, first of all, between the beaches of Patong, Karon, Surin, Kata (and Kata Noi), Nai Harn – roughly in descending order of people. Patong is the dirtiest, but it has the largest accumulation of nightlife and shopping. Kata is a good combination of civilization and the number of people. The beaches of Bang Tao, Kamala and Nai Harn makes sense to consider the winterers or those who are looking for housing on a monthly basis, there is his greatest choice. There are also supermarkets within walking distance to Bang Tao, Kamala and Kate. I really like Nai Harn Beach, but there are very few hotels, cafes and shops around it, I will have to live in the distance on Ravai and go to the sea by transport. From relatively quiet beaches, I advise you to see Nyton and Nai Yang, but there is a minimum of infrastructure. Be sure to drive on Phi Phi.