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Karon

Travel Guide
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 Rs3,599 per night from 4 Aug to 4 Aug
Located in the heart of Karon, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Karon Beach Roundabout and Karon Beach. Kata Beach is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) away.
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,000 reviews)
"What a lovely hotel clean very helpful staff. Will definitely be returning"

Reviewed on 31 Mar 2020

Mandarava Resort and Spa Karon Beach
The Shore at Katathani
The Shore at Katathani
5 out of 5
14 Kata Noi Rd., Muang, Karon, Phuket
The price is Rs14,845 per night from 30 Jul to 30 Jul
Nestled on the beach, this Karon hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Karon View Point, Kata Noi Beach and Kata Beach. Karon Beach and Big Buddha are also within 3 ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (588 reviews)
"Luxurious stay, wonderful view. Very romantic getaway"

Reviewed on 25 Mar 2021

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Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket
Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket
5 out of 5
683 Patak Road, Karon Beach, Karon, Phuket
The price is Rs6,491 per night from 1 Aug to 1 Aug
Nestled on the beach, this Karon resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Karon Beach Roundabout and Karon Beach. Kata Beach and Freedom Beach are also within 3 miles ...
4.2/5Excellent! (709 reviews)
Perfect stay for families! Highly recommend it
"Centara is the perfect resort for families with children of all ages. We were a family of four with two young adults, and we absolutely loved our stay! We were pleasantly surprised to find that we were upgraded to the two bedroom villa which made our stay that much more special. The resort is beautiful ..."

Reviewed on 15 Feb 2020

Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket
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.
KG Private Pool Villas
KG Private Pool Villas
3.5 out of 5
940, 940/1, Soi 5, Moo 2, Ao Nang, Krabi, Krabi
The price is Rs4,531 per night from 8 Aug to 8 Aug
Situated near the beach, this villa is within 3 miles (5 km) of Ao Nang Beach, Nopparat Thara Beach and Ao Phai Plong Beach. Ao Nam Mao is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
Cool pool villa
"Our family of 5 loved our time at the villa. The pool was cool, as was the 3 bathrooms and the BBQ. Lala the landlord made himself available 24/7 and helped us find fresh fish for the BBQ and organise a boat trip to nearby islands. On the last day we also discovered a great cafe around the corner: ..."

Reviewed on 6 Jan 2019

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Baan Santhiya Private Pool Villas
Baan Santhiya Private Pool Villas
4 out of 5
478/1 Moo 1, T. Aonang, Krabi
The price is Rs4,796 per night from 31 Jul to 31 Jul
Situated in Krabi, this villa is within 3 miles (5 km) of Spirit Mountain, Ao Nang Beach and Ao Phai Plong Beach. Pai Plong Bay is 3 mi (4.8 km) away.
4.7/5Exceptional! (10 reviews)
"Absolutely brilliant place to stay. Great value for money when compared to other options for accommodation and much more comfortable. Lots of space to relax and chill out. Definitely recommend this place to friends and family."

Reviewed on 30 Dec 2020

Baan Santhiya Private Pool Villas
Andakiri Pool Villa Panoramic Sea View
Andakiri Pool Villa Panoramic Sea View
4 out of 5
233 Soi Thanon Klong Hang, Moo 3, Aonang Sub-district, Muang District, Krabi, Krabi
The price is Rs7,280 per night from 22 Aug to 22 Aug
Situated in the mountains, this villa is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ao Nang Beach and Nopparat Thara Beach. Walking Street and Krabi Pier are also within 12 mi (20 ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (162 reviews)
"Great Villa, very spacious and very clean. The staff was super friendly and helpful. The room service was super quick. It was great that the hotel offered a shuttle that would take you to the pier several times a day, this was super convenient. The only thing I would mention is that if you want to ..."

Reviewed on 13 Mar 2020

Andakiri Pool Villa Panoramic Sea View
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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