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Karon Beach – Phuket Thailand

by Dr. David

Karon Beach: Karon Beach is very long and has white sand that makes squeaky noises under your feet when you walk on it. It is located about 3 Km. from Patong Beach.

Karon Beach – Most resorts are not located on the water so that you will have to cross at least one road on the way to the beach. There are restaurants and pubs on the central-northern part of the beach, (next to the plaza), and on the south. On the north side there is a park with a lake and the beach there is now very crowded.  There is not much nightlife except for some pubs.

* during May – October the waters are high and there may be sea swirls.

Summary: Karon Beach is much more relaxing than Patong Beach and it is suitable for families. I can’t explain it, but my feeling was that Kata Beach is nicer.

Press here to read more about other Phuket beaches

Phuket island summary:  Phuket is Thailand’s biggest island and one of its most popular tourist attractions. Most tourists are only familiar with the famous Patong Beach however, the island offers many good Phuket beaches and special quiet places which provide a completely different experience from spending a holiday on Patong Beach.

Phuket beaches main disadvantage is that most of its resorts are not located right on the beach (as opposed to those in the nearby town – Ko Lhak). There is a road separating between the beach and most of the resorts, although there are some resorts on the water edge too.

Phuket island is certainly a good place for a holiday and it is recommended to allow time to choose the right resort and beach for you. Phuket island is not a good choice as a base camp for travelling in the south so I recommend you enjoy other attractions in the south before coming to Phuket and staying in places which offer better and easier ways to get to the tourist attractions and come to Phuket after that to enjoy a beach holiday.


If you decided to spend your holiday in Phuket, I have prepared a video about all the Phuket beaches reviewed here for you, in order to give you the feeling of each one of them so you can choose the best place for you….enjoy!


Dr. David
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