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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.

Top Hotels in Karon

Katathani Phuket Beach Resort
Katathani Phuket Beach Resort
5 out of 5
14 Kata Noi Road, Karon, Phuket
The price is CA $129 per night from Nov 5 to Nov 6

Nestled on the beach, this Karon hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kata Noi Beach and Kata Beach. Karon Beach and Big Buddha are also within 3 miles (5 ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (999 reviews)

"Customer Service is key here All staff are forever helpful and attentive to your needs Smiling happy pleasant always A great example of customer service Nothing is too much trouble for them all"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 15, 2020

Katathani Phuket Beach Resort
Best Western Phuket Ocean Resort
Best Western Phuket Ocean Resort
4 out of 5
562 Patak Road, Karon Beach, Karon, Phuket
The price is CA $73 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2

Situated in the mountains, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Karon Beach Roundabout and Karon Beach. Kata Beach is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) away.

4.1/5Very Good! (418 reviews)

"Check in process was easy and fast, the staff were all very friendly during our entire 5 night stay. The room was spacious & clean, bed was comfortable and the shower was hot. I was told the entire resort was booked out during our stay, therefore picking a early breakfast time to avoid a large queue ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 9, 2020

Best Western Phuket Ocean Resort
Avista Grande Phuket Karon - MGallery
Avista Grande Phuket Karon - MGallery
5 out of 5
38 Soi Luang Phor Chuan Soi 1, Karon, Phuket
The price is CA $64 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Situated in the shopping district, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Karon Beach and Kata Beach. Kata Noi Beach and Big Buddha are also within 3 mi ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (293 reviews)

"The cleanliness of room not satisfied.The towels are not changed."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 29, 2020

Avista Grande Phuket Karon - MGallery
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Karon

The View Phuket
The View Phuket
4 out of 5
78/7 Patak Road, Karon, Phuket
The price is CA $166 per night from Nov 5 to Nov 6

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 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (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

The View Phuket
Waterfront Suites Phuket by Centara
Waterfront Suites Phuket by Centara
4 out of 5
224/21 Karon Rd, Karon Beach, Karon, Phuket
The price is CA $62 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Situated by the sea, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Karon Beach Roundabout and Karon Beach. Kata Beach and Big Buddha are also within ...

4/5Very Good! (120 reviews)

"Perfect place in Phuket, apartment was great spacious, clean and well located."…"

Reviewed on Apr. 9, 2020

Waterfront Suites Phuket by Centara
Malisa Villa's Kata
Malisa Villa's Kata
5 out of 5
40/36 Kata Road, Kata Beach, Muang, Karon, Phuket

Situated near the beach, this luxury villa is within 1 mile (2 km) of Kata Porpeang Market, Kata Beach and Kata Noi Beach. Karon Beach and Big Buddha are also ...

4.4/5Excellent! (261 reviews)

"Nothing more wonderful than having your own villa with your own pool and complete privacy, Chefs arrive each morning to make your breakfast, ad lunch and dinner can also be done in the villa if you want or there is a restaurant on site. Location is spot on, end of a quiet street but just a few minutes ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 26, 2019

Malisa Villa's Kata
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Karon

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Jul 15, 2019

Karon is a great location to go for a holiday with lots to see and do. Prices are reasonable

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

May 24, 2019

Beautiful place.

5/5 - Excellent

Rob

Apr 15, 2019

Karon offers everything you need during your stay and has a good vibe.We visited most of the other areas and usually ended up back at Karon to eat and shop.

4/5 - Good

Lucy

Apr 12, 2019

Dining options are endless. Also, at the tourist info centers they offer great discounts for trips to Fantasea and boat trips. Don't neglect those!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Apr 7, 2019

lots of great restaurants to choose from in Karon , we had an amazing seafood dinner for very reasonable $ .

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Apr 2, 2019

very relaxing, excellent vacation

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