Karon

Travel Guide
Karon Beach featuring 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, 83110
The price is CA $83 per night from Oct 2 to Oct 3
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The Shore at Katathani
The Shore at Katathani
5 out of 5
14 Kata Noi Rd., Muang, Karon, Phuket, 83100
The price is CA $410 per night from Oct 6 to Oct 7
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4.8/5 Exceptional! (651 reviews)
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Katathani Phuket Beach Resort
Katathani Phuket Beach Resort
5 out of 5
14 Kata Noi Road, Karon, Phuket, 83100
The price is CA $130 per night from Oct 9 to Oct 10
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Karon. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the family amenities in ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (999 reviews)
"Katathani is located right on the beachfront of the most amazing strip of soft white sandy Kata Noi beach. The water is blue and the beach, while public, felt private and belonged to Katathani as the resort pretty much monopolised the area end to end. Beach and water is beautiful and generally clean, ..."

Reviewed on Sep. 19, 2022

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The View Phuket
The View Phuket
4 out of 5
78/7 Patak Road, Karon, Phuket, 83100
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly villa in Karon. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and private spa tubs. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (106 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 Feb. 12, 2020

Baan Saint Tropez Villas Kata Beach
Baan Saint Tropez Villas Kata Beach
4 out of 5
12/17 Patak Rd, Soi Patak 10/1, Karon, Thailand, 83100
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4.2/5 Excellent! (9 reviews)
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Reviewed on Jun. 8, 2022

Malisa Villa Suites
Malisa Villa Suites
5 out of 5
40/36 Kata Road, Kata Beach, Muang, Karon, Phuket, 83100
Stay at this 5-star luxury villa in Karon. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (264 reviews)
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Reviewed on Jun. 27, 2022

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