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Karon Beach, Karon

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Head to Karon Beach for a stretch of golden sand lined with palm trees and buffered by the welcoming waters of Phuket's coast. Badly damaged by the tsunamis of 2004, the beach has since recovered. Popular with tourists and offering a range of businesses to meet their needs and wants, the well-located, attractive beach enjoys a reputation as a family-friendly place and a relaxing haven for couples in comparison with some of the area's more raucous, nightlife-led spots. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Karon holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Karon Beach and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • We stayed at Karon Beach for 6 nights recently but only went to the beach once. We're not huge beach goers (prefer pool and shopping when in Phuket) and we did get rain a couple of times. The beach is...  more »
  • Beautiful beach sand is like powder, great location green as the whole region.
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  • We can to Karon Beach after an amazing your of Southern Thailand and to be honest, we were underwhelmed. We read that Karon Beach was less busy and hectic than Kata or the other surrounding beaches, b...  more »
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  • *** Great KARON BEACH *** One of the so many nice beaches in Phuket ... KARON BEACH. Very clean and clear sea water (which is lately not common anymore in these areas). Not a Super Busy beach in water sports, which makes it also quieter and peaceful. Sun beds and sun umbrellas available at 200 baht the whole set (2 sun beds + umbrella) Night time as in other towns ... lots of markets to buy whatever you need and don't need ;)
  • Karon Beach is third-longest beach on Phuket Island. Located on the west coast, between Patong to the north and Kata to the south, Karon Beach is the one of the most popular holiday destinations in Phuket. The beach itself has excellent snorkelling (and even diving) spots at its southern end and is wide enough for beach goers to never feel crowded. It's a peaceful place to relax and enjoy beer, beach and sun.
  • Long beach with clean soft sand and palm trees. Umbrella rentals are available. Cafes, restaurants within walking distance. Major cons: no public toilets, rather annoying vendors.
  • Please read or risk health Although the speech is beautiful it has the potential to make you very sick-most tourist don't realize that the speech is contaminated with sewage and human waste I can potential he cause life-threatening illness. Be very careful before swimming because there is one off numerous areas. I'm currently writing this review from a hospital bed in Thailand as a visitor got very sick with bacteria after swimming in the ocean here
  • Beautiful free beach. Bring a mat or a towel. Beach chair will cost you 200 baht each. Gentle waves from the Andaman sea. Can catch sunset if the sky are clear.

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Where to stay in Karon

You won't find a huge variety of accommodations available in Karon, though the area offers enough options to fulfill the needs of visitors flocking to this popular beach resort. Mid-price hotels cling to the shore and around the main Karon Village area, along with more expensive establishments that offer a wider range of facilities. Venture farther inland to discover a greater variety of budget hotels, simple guesthouses, and apartment rentals.
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