Arguably, Karon Beach is one of the most serene and cleanest beaches in Phuket. It offers a variety of enchanting tourist attractions to the visitors. The beach is covered in fine, white sands and the waterfront stretches for 3 kilometers, making it the second largest beach on the island. Unlike other places on the island, the beach offers the visitor an experience that is socially rich, as its low traffic enhances the chances of socially connecting with the people you are with. The beach is thus popular with young couples and with families that love to frequent the beach for the calm atmosphere that it offers, away from the busy life of the neighboring Patong Beach.
Karon Beach is dotted by many restaurants, which line the road near the beachfront. A myriad of restaurants that offer a wide range of Scandinavian cuisine can be found on the beach. Most of the eating establishments can be found on the northern part of the beach, which is also occupied by tour companies, restaurants, and other related hospitality establishments. These establishments do not touch the waterfront, however, and thus the entire beach is public.
In terms of nature, the beach has extensive flora and fauna, with a captivating coral reef covering the southern part. The connection with nature is enhanced by the beautiful sunsets that can be seen to the west of the beach, over the clear waters of the ocean. Some of the natural wonders of the beach can be explored through activities such as diving and snorkeling.
With its clean and fine sands, the beach offers excellent grounds for taking part in various activities. Sporting activities can thus be enjoyed on the beach with no safety concerns. The beach provides a favorable environment for families and couples who want to interact and have fun together. Beach games and picnics are excellent activities to take part in on the beach. Visitors can take part in snorkeling and diving activities in the clean waters to sample some of the area’s flora and fauna.
Karon Beach has ample accommodation options. Phuket offers a selection of establishments that offer good accommodation, with options ranging from budget accommodation to luxury accommodation. The excellent accessibility of the Karon Beach means that the range of options extends to all Phuket hotels. The nightlife on the beach is relatively quiet, with a handful of establishments remaining open at night. For the most part, night activities on the beach are restricted to dining.
How to Get There
Karon Beach can be accessed by taking a bus from Phuket town. Other options include hiring a taxi or even using a tuk-tuk, if you want to access the beach from Patong. Once on the beach, it is easy to move around. The best option is to hire a motorbike from one of the many rental places around the beach.