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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

Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa
Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
333 Patak Road, Karon Beach, Karon, Phuket
The price is ¥3,614 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8

Nestled on the beach, this Karon hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Karon Beach Roundabout and Karon Beach. Kata Beach and Big Buddha are also within 3 mi (5 ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,001 reviews)

"Overall the trip was amazing. The resort is dream-like, very beautiful! The food was delicious. Our room was nice but we did have some bugs at one point, as well as, some water leakage from the ceiling - the hotel staff fixed these issues quick."…"

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2020

Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa
The Shore at Katathani
The Shore at Katathani
5 out of 5
14 Kata Noi Rd., Muang, Karon, Phuket
The price is ¥28,621 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6

Nestled on the beach, this Karon hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking, Kata Noi Beach, and Kata Beach. Karon Beach and Big Buddha ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (579 reviews)

"Wow! This is one of those dream places. Built on a hill slope right off the beach, the shore offers incredible views of the sunset facing ocean. The landscaping is so amazing, filled with trees, plants, and flowers. The attention to detail throughout the property is very obvious. The colors for the ..."…"

Reviewed on May 12, 2020

The Shore at Katathani
The Yama Hotel Phuket
The Yama Hotel Phuket
4 out of 5
5 Patak Soi 2, Patak Road, Muang, Karon, Phuket
The price is ¥4,310 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4

This family-friendly Karon hotel is located by the ocean, within 1 mi (2 km) of Kata Porpeang Market, Kata Beach, and Big Buddha. Kata Noi Beach and Karon Beach ...

4.3/5Excellent! (699 reviews)

"I wish there was more frequent shuttle services and also later than 1630 being the last Other places we stayed in Thailand had last shuttle till 920 pm. Especially considering the distance from the beach The soap dispensers in room 406 were rusted and being attached to the wall is not the most convenient. ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

The Yama Hotel 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.

Vacation Rentals in Karon

The View Phuket
The View Phuket
4 out of 5
78/7 Patak Road, Karon, Phuket
The price is ¥9,795 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4

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
Katamanda Villa 3bedroom sea View
Katamanda Villa 3bedroom sea View
Karon, Phuket (province)

Situated on the beach, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Kata Noi Beach and Kata Beach. Karon Beach and Big Buddha are also within 3 mi (5 ...

Katamanda Villa 3bedroom sea View
Waterfront Suites Phuket by Centara
Waterfront Suites Phuket by Centara
4 out of 5
224/21 Karon Rd, Karon Beach, Karon, Phuket

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
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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