Karon

Travel Guide

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 - SHA Plus
Mandarava Resort and Spa Karon Beach - SHA Plus
5 out of 5
14/2 Patak Road Soi 24, Karon Beach, Karon, Phuket
The price is $79 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23
Located in the heart of Karon, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Karon Beach Roundabout and Karon Beach. Kata Beach is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) away.
4.6/5 Wonderful! (992 reviews)
"An amazing resort with plenty of space,.privacy and luxury. Incredibly polite and helpful staff. Food was wonderful and very reasonable."

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2021

Mandarava Resort and Spa Karon Beach - SHA Plus
Katathani Phuket Beach Resort - SHA Plus
Katathani Phuket Beach Resort - SHA Plus
5 out of 5
14 Kata Noi Road, Karon, Phuket
The price is $154 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Nestled on the beach, this Karon hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kata Noi Beach and Kata Beach. Karon Beach is 1.9 mi (3 km) away.
4.4/5 Wonderful! (990 reviews)
"Private beach great food and staff. Clean and quiet"

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2021

Katathani Phuket Beach Resort - SHA Plus
The Shore at Katathani - SHA Plus
The Shore at Katathani - SHA Plus
5 out of 5
14 Kata Noi Rd., Muang, Karon, Phuket
The price is $349 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
Nestled on the beach, this Karon hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Karon View Point, Kata Beach, and Kata Noi Beach. Karon Beach is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) away.
4.8/5 Exceptional! (594 reviews)
"Located on one of the best beaches in Phuket with wonderful sunset views. Staff are very friendly and courteous."

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2021

The Shore at Katathani - SHA Plus
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.
The View Phuket
The View Phuket
4 out of 5
78/7 Patak Road, Karon, Phuket
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 ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (105 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
Sunset Plaza
Sunset Plaza
4 out of 5
400/2 Patak Rd., Karon Beach, Karon, Phuket
Located in the heart of Karon, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Dino Park Mini Golf, Karon Beach, and Kata Beach. Kata Noi Beach is 2.1 mi (3.5 km) ...
3.9/5 Good! (74 reviews)
"The pool bar wasn't open. It was run down. Staff were not helpful. I really hated being there."

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2019

Sunset Plaza
Kata Ocean View Residences
Kata Ocean View Residences
4 out of 5
16/4 -5 Patak Km.2 Rd, Kata Beach, Karon, Phuket
Situated by the ocean, this aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Kata Beach, Karon Beach, and Kata Noi Beach. Chalong Bay is 2.6 mi (4.3 km) away.
3.6/5 Good! (35 reviews)
"Very clean and nice studio. There is a small kitchen very useful. The hotel is a bit far from the beach, but u can rent a motorbike in a place next to the hotel. I recommended the hotel if u are looking for a quit and relaxing holidays."

Reviewed on May 23, 2019

Kata Ocean View Residences
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