Phuket Karon Beach

Phuket Karon Beach, Phuket, Thailand

Karon has a beautiful long stretch of fine white sandy beach, a wide variety of restaurants, good shopping opportunities and a relaxed night scene.

Phuket Karon Beach

The Karan Beach is 4 km of gently curving white sand with virtually no development, a number of large resort hotels line the road behind and vendors with drinks and food for sale, and sunbeds for hire are dotted along the beach.

Activities on the beach include jet-skiing and parasailing. Along the beach road a number of restaurants serving fresh seafood can be found.

From November to April the water is clear, calm and tranquil, while May to October can at times see large waves, during this time it's important to pay attention to the flag system, red flag means no swimming.

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Phuket Karon Beach Hotels (48)

This resort offers the ultimate in luxury and hospitality and its unusual design allows all rooms to have direct pool access ensuring all guests have the holiday of a lifetime....

Popular upmarket four star hotel offering a combination of modern accommodation and a fantastic range of facilities including a Spa centre; ideal for those looking for a relaxing beach holiday....

The Baan Karon Resort Hotel is situated between the Karon and Kata beaches and has 80 guest rooms with standard, superior and family rooms available....

The resort enjoys a prime beachfront location and offers guests spacious accommodation and an intimate atmosphere as well as a good range of onsite facilities....

The Best House Hotel offers 30 comfortably furnished guest rooms, just a 5min walk from Karon Beach....

Set on a hillside overlooking the beach and offering a good combination of comfort and service; a perfect spot for a relaxing holiday....

A fabulous all-round hotel offering guests a stunning beachfront location, excellent service and great pool area making it ideal for those looking for a relaxing holiday close to all the amenities....

This boutique hotel overlooks the Andaman Sea and offers comfortable accommodation and all the comforts guests would need from a beachfront hotel....

This hotel has plenty of activities and facilities on offer including a waterpark with slides and a lazy river, kids club and a Spa centre, so whether is fun and active or restful and relaxation; this...

This modern resort hotel is ideal for all travellers looking for lots of activities, good accommodation and a location close to the beach. Ideal for the more active or for those just looking to relax ...

Set on the hillside and overlooking Karon Beach, these villas are ideal for those who like a peaceful location with attractive accommodation dotted around the tropical gardens; an ideal honeymooners r...

The Diamond Cottage Resort and Spa Hotel has 67 guest rooms in a hillside location with facilities on site which include a Spa, swimming pool and a la carte restaurant. ...

With just 14 apartments the Eden Resort is ideal for those looking for a small self catering complex within easy reach of resort amenities....

The Front Village Phuket Hotel is set within tropical gardens in a secluded spot in north Karon, Phuket,...

The Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort and Spa Hotel is located on the sandy Karon beach and offers contemporary styled accommodation and facilities for guests of all ages....

With its attractive pool area and extensive range of facilities, this resort offers guests affordable luxury and excellent service. Popular with repeat visitors and those who like to be close to the ...

Well suited to the budget traveller, the Karon Cliff offers simple and spacious guest rooms, in a quiet location overlooking the Karon Beach....

The Karon Hill Resident offers comfortable and well studios and apartments, all with satellite TV, wireless internet and a kitchenette....

The Karon Living Room provides a great base in a central location, around 15mins walk from the beach. Well suited to those travelling on a budget....

The hotel is situated on a hill providing panoramic views of Karon city and beach which is about 1km from the hotel. All guest rooms are spacious and well equipped ideal for a relaxing stay in Karon B...

This newly opened hotel has been designed to provide a spacious and relaxed atmosphere with a warm and friendly service. It is a simple yet elegant tropical paradise offering all the comforts of home....

Offering comfortable accommodation combined with a great range of facilities, this hotel makes the ideal base for exploring the surrounding areas and nearby beaches....

Simple, yet comfortable accommodation and a basic range of facilities make this ideal for the budget traveller and those who are looking to be close to the beach....

The Karon Whale Resort is situated just minutes from the Karon Beach, close to many of the resort amenities....

The Karona Resort And Spa Hotel is styled with lagoon pools and lush gardens as well as offering a range of services and extensive Spa treatments. ...

Well placed for enjoying two of Phuket's splendid beaches, the hotel is situated between the Karon Beach and Kata Beach resorts. The hotel has just 36 well equipped deluxe and executive suites, and fe...

Award winning hotel offering luxurious accommodation and fantastic amenities, as well as its own private beach; a true taste of paradise for those looking for a relaxing holiday....

A small and friendly guest house offering comfortable accommodation and a central location only minutes from the beach....

The Mandarava Resort is an adult only complex set on a hillside overlooking the magnificent Karon Beach. Ideal for a romantic break thanks to its peaceful location, comfortable and well equipped guest...

The Marina Phuket Resort Hotel is a traditionally styled beach front hotel offering 89 guest rooms within tropical gardens....

Friendly and welcoming resort offering extensive amenities and child-friendly services, making this the ideal hotel for a relaxing and fun-filled holiday....

Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort and Spa is a family friendly resort set in tropical gardens across from the beach with activities for children....

The Old Phuket Boutique Hotel features classic design with modern facilities and accommodation....

Set slightly away from Karon Beach, this comfortable yet simple hotel combines a variety of relaxing facilities with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere....

The Phuket Island View Hotel offers comfortable accommodation as well as a great location close to the centre of town. Close to Karon Beach with a family-friendly atmosphere - this is a good all-round...

This large resort hotel is set amongst lush gardens and its family friendly amenities make the perfect choice for those looking for a fun filled and relaxing holiday....

Featuring modern and comfortable accommodation and a relaxed atmosphere, this hotel offers great value for money for those that want to be in a central location close to the beach and the other nearby...

The hotel features comfortable and well equipped self catering apartments, an outdoor pool, bar-restaurant and a convenient mini-market....

The new (2011) Princess Seaview Resort & Spa provides comfortable and well equipped accommodation, a large swimming pool with swim-up bar, fitness centre and spa, ideal for a relaxing holiday....

A charming and beautiful boutique hotel offering a tranquil setting on the beach combined with elegant and contemporary accommodation; ideal for those looking for a relaxing first class resort hotel....

The hotel provides a great base for enjoying the resort amenities, situated just a few minutes walk from Karon Beach and close to numerous shops and restaurants....

The hotel has a quiet location between the lively resort of Patong Beach and the long sandy beach of Karon, both just a 5 minute drive away....

The Simplitel is situated in the heart of the resort entertainment area, close to numerous shops, bars and restaurants. The beach is also just a short walk away....

Built in 2007, this newly designed resort offers guests a simplistic and hip style with a relaxed atmosphere, excellent service and a good choice of modern amenities....

The Thavorn Palm Beach Phuket Hotel is a beach front hotel offering Thai style accommodation with an array of onsite facilities....

A stunning resort offering luxurious and elegant villa style accommodation giving discerning travellers a unique and intimate tropical experience in the heart of Karon....

This high rise tower offers comfortable self catering accommodation combined with a central location close to the beach and all the local amenities....

An idyllic and attractive resort hotel offering a high standard of accommodation combined with famous Thai hospitality; ideal for those looking for a relaxing holiday by the beach....

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Things to do in Phuket

There's no shortage of entertainment options on the island of Phuket for both night and day; day trips, boat trips, scenic spots, temples (wats) and nightlife are all in abundance.

Phang Nga Bay is a unique bay in the north east of Phuket, a popular day trip for tourists there are many islands in the bay the most famous of which are the James Bond Island, which featured in the movie 'The Man with the Golden Gun' and Koh Panyee notable for its buildings built on stilts.

Phuket Town is a great place to explore, easily enjoyed by foot preferably in the early morning or when the heat of the day is done, it features unique shops, numerous shrines, historical buildings and an Old Town featuring some beautiful Sino-Portuguese architecture.

Phuket has around 40 old and new Buddhist Temples (wats in Thai) and Chinese shrines to be found all over the island, providing visitors with an interesting insight into Buddhism and Taoism. When visiting these sacred places its worth knowing that you may be asked to remove your shoes for certain areas, respectable clothing is a must and there are generally no admittances charges.

A trip to the Phi Phi Islands is top of the list for most visitors to Phuket, around a 90 minute ferry boat ride away beautiful beaches, stunning rock formations and crystal clear water awaits.

For families and the young at heart the Splash Jungle Water Park on the Mai Kao Beach is great for a fun day filled with thrilling rides and fun aqua pools or relax along the lazy river and in the hot springs pool.

The Phuket Aquarium is ideal for viewing a diverse selection of tropical and colourful marine creatures. There are over 30 tanks of freshwater and saltwater creatures, one of which features a transparent tunnel through its centre giving a clear view of its inhabitants.

The Phuket Butterfly Garden and Insect World provides an interesting number of exhibitions showing the life of insects and butterflies. The outdoor tropical garden is home to hundreds of varied species of beautiful butterflies.

The islands biggest night-time attraction is the Phuket FantaSea theme park, based in the resort of Kamala Beach this Thai cultural extravaganza features live shows with elephants, tigers, traditional Thai dancing, acrobatics and indoor pyrotechnics.

Of course Phuket is famous for its other nightlife namely found on Bangla Road in the resort of Patong Beach; here you will find numerous drinking bars and pubs some of which house exotic girls and some with the striking lady-boys.

Dino Park is a mini-golf course with a difference and can be enjoyed at night or day, though the evenings are cooler and better for enjoying the regularly erupting volcano. The course has 18-holes with an accompanying bar-restaurant and can be found on the beach road between Karon and Kata resorts.

Out and about

Karon offers a number of shops, tailors and souvenir stalls along with a wide selection of restaurants for most tastes and budgets. The resort has a few bars geared mainly for families and couples.

Two large resort hotels dominate the central part of Karon, there is an area at the north end of the beach which is more developed with quiet side streets featuring small hotels and restaurants, and at the south end of the beach is the Karon Plaza which offers a good range of guesthouses and dining options.

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