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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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  • October 5, 2017
    Beautiful uncrowded Beach which offers fabulous sunsets. Close to all amenities but very calm and suitable for water features that relaxation
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  • October 5, 2017
    Nice sun & golden sandy beach, suitable for families & children because wide beach. good sea outdoor activities surfing, wind surfing etc & it good for designated area life guards on duty.  more »
  • October 5, 2017
    Because of Karon beach, Kata Beach next door and they compared current currents during the swimming ban absolutely don't. Especially children watch out for family. However, I enjoy just singing this beach is a sand beach as sea. During the dry season is mild and pleasant beaches. It is recommended, in quiet than Patong Beach
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  • July 29, 2017
    The waves were not too strong and the water was clean. It wasn't too crowded so it's a good place to relax at without feeling too alone.
  • April 17, 2017
    Nice beach. Of course the sand! Sound is weird but cool! Little bit crowded but anyway better than Patong beach.
  • March 22, 2017
    One of the best beaches on Phuket. Turquoise sea is gentle, waves are not too high and rocks\boulders on the left provide plenty of shallow water and shade for children and photo shooting beautiful girls.
  • February 20, 2017
    Big sandy beach, some water sports available. Here you can find a lot of people passing by selling fake sunglasses and some souvenirs. The beach is ok, but there is a better beach – Kata beach – really close by and I strongly recommend going to that one instead.
  • March 26, 2017
    Saw of while crossing the road. Was short of time to stop by but it indeed is one of the best beaches of phuket.

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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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