Karon

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Karon Beach which includes general coastal views, tropical scenes and a sandy beach

Try snorkeling around the coral reef network, visit the market at the temple and relax by a lake in the beachside park.

Karon is a beach town with several coastal hotels and bars overlooking the Andaman Sea. It features a long stretch of sand on Phuket Island and its clear water makes it one of the best places along the ocean for snorkeling and scuba diving. Stay at one of the resort complexes across the road from the beach and enjoy pretty views of the water.

Stroll along the pristine white sand of Karon Beach, which is 1.9 miles (3 kilometers) long. Feel the crunch of the sand crystals between your toes as you beachcomb for marine trinkets. Bring snorkeling gear to the coral reef at the southern end of the strand and get a closer look at the colorful fish.

Head to the quieter northern side of the beach and relax with your family or friends in the Khlong Bangla Park that straddles the sand. Bring your kids to the dinosaur-themed Dino Park Mini Golf.

Rent a bike and go cycling along the wide pedestrian lane backing onto the beach. Join walkers and joggers at sunset and bask in the romantic glow of the darkening sky. At night, wander through the Karon Center district for its shopping and dining options. Have a meal at a charming restaurant and relax with a few drinks in a bar. The town isn’t over-developed, so has remained peaceful and spacious.

The town, which is pronounced by locals as Garon, puts on the Karon Market twice a week at the Wat Suwan Khiri Khet (Karon Temple). Visit on Tuesdays and Fridays to browse the local food ingredients, clothing and other products that give an insight into the Karon culture.

The town is located on the western coast of Phuket Island, standing between Patong and Kata. Arrive at Phuket International Airport and drive south for 27 miles (44 kilometers) to get here in a little more than 1 hour.

Mandarava Resort and Spa Karon Beach
Mandarava Resort and Spa Karon Beach
5 out of 5
14/2 Patak Road Soi 24, Karon Beach, Karon, Phuket
The price is £44 per night from 29 Oct to 29 Oct
Located in the heart of Karon, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Karon Beach and Karon Beach Roundabout. Karon Market and Karon Temple are also ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (999 reviews)
"What a lovely hotel clean very helpful staff. Will definitely be returning"

Reviewed on 31 Mar 2020

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Chanalai Romantica Resort Kata Beach - Adult Only
Chanalai Romantica Resort Kata Beach - Adult Only
4 out of 5
62 Kata Road, Karon, Phuket
Located in the heart of Karon, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kata Noi Beach and Karon Beach. Big Buddha and Chalong Temple are also within ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (705 reviews)
"Amazing hotel: the rooms are spacious and very well maintained. Good isolation (except the loud motorcycles that only a bunker can save from :D ) and the wifi works great. The hotel has a very good pool and a nice-sized gym that is enough for you to work out on a holiday. The staff of the hotel is ..."

Reviewed on 29 Mar 2020

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The Shore at Katathani
The Shore at Katathani
5 out of 5
14 Kata Noi Rd., Muang, Karon, Phuket
The price is £164 per night from 29 Oct to 29 Oct
Nestled on the beach, this Karon hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kata Noi Beach and Kata Beach. Karon Beach and Kata & Karon Walking Street are also within 3 ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (589 reviews)
"Luxurious stay, wonderful view. Very romantic getaway"

Reviewed on 25 Mar 2021

The Shore at Katathani
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Waterfront Suites Phuket by Centara
Waterfront Suites Phuket by Centara
4 out of 5
224/21 Karon Rd, Karon Beach, Karon, Phuket
Situated by the sea, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Karon Beach Roundabout, Karon Beach and Karon Market. Karon Temple and Dino Park Mini Golf ...
4/5 Very Good! (120 reviews)
"Perfect place in Phuket, apartment was great spacious, clean and well located."

Reviewed on 9 Apr 2020

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The View Phuket
The View Phuket
4 out of 5
78/7 Patak Road, Karon, Phuket
This family-friendly Karon villa is located in the mountains, within 2 mi (3 km) of Karon Beach, Big Buddha and Kata Noi Beach. Chalong Temple and Patong Beach ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (105 reviews)
The Perfect Stay
"i booked the hotel for my proposal and the staff helped with the decorations. they also prepared a cake for my girlfriend's birthday. we could also get to the various attractions nearby and back by getting the hotel to ferry us using their shuttle bus."

Reviewed on 12 Feb 2020

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Kata Ocean View Residences
Kata Ocean View Residences
4 out of 5
16/4 -5 Patak Km.2 Rd, Kata Beach, Karon, Phuket
Situated by the ocean, this aparthotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Kata & Karon Walking Street, Kata Beach and Big Buddha. Kata Noi Beach and Karon Beach are ...
3.6/5 Good! (35 reviews)
"Very clean and nice studio. There is a small kitchen very useful. The hotel is a bit far from the beach, but u can rent a motorbike in a place next to the hotel. I recommended the hotel if u are looking for a quit and relaxing holidays."

Reviewed on 23 May 2019

Kata Ocean View Residences
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