Karon

Travel Guide
Karon Beach featuring a beach, general coastal views and tropical scenes
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 AU$82 per night from 14 Sep. to 15 Sep.
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Karon. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 5 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in their ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,000 reviews)
"I truly have no words to describe how amazing this resort is!!!From the moment we stepped foot on the property we were greeted with so much kindness and hospitality.Once we toured the resort we were blown away even more by how beautiful it was.Excellent food,excellent staff,excellent service."

Reviewed on 6 Aug. 2022

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, 83100
The price is AU$477 per night from 8 Sep. to 9 Sep.
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Karon. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their reviews. Popular ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (640 reviews)
"Staff was fabulous and attentive to our every need. Such a great place to spend our honeymoon!!!"

Reviewed on 6 Aug. 2022

The Shore at Katathani
Katathani Phuket Beach Resort
Katathani Phuket Beach Resort
5 out of 5
14 Kata Noi Road, Karon, Phuket, 83100
The price is AU$149 per night from 14 Sep. to 15 Sep.
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 ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (999 reviews)
"Great place for the kids. F&b a bit over priced"

Reviewed on 8 Aug. 2022

Katathani Phuket Beach Resort
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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, 83100
The price is AU$65 per night from 1 Sep. to 2 Sep.
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Karon. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a children's pool. Our guests praise the pool and the spacious rooms ...
4/5 Very Good! (120 reviews)
"Perfect place in Phuket, apartment was great spacious, clean and well located."

Reviewed on 9 Apr. 2020

Waterfront Suites Phuket by Centara
Malisa Villa Suites
Malisa Villa Suites
5 out of 5
40/36 Kata Road, Kata Beach, Muang, Karon, Phuket, 83100
The price is AU$240 per night from 5 Sep. to 6 Sep.
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 their reviews. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (264 reviews)
No Customer Service
"The property is beautiful and layed out in Kata area. The problem is my wife and I purchased a villa in Rawai and were looking for a place to call home while our villa was being upgraded. We ran into a few complications and because we payed in full for the week, the property held us to a NO REFUND ..."

Reviewed on 27 Jun. 2022

Malisa Villa Suites
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 hot 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 12 Feb. 2020

The View Phuket
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