A somewhat overdeveloped beach on Phuket’s south west coast, Karon Beach is quieter than Patong with a large expanse of white sand
Karon Beach is a huge expanse of white sand that can get quite windy at certain times of the year. It remains a great deal quieter than Patong and until ten years ago it was very pleasant with a mixture of shops and restaurants scattered about catering to all styles and budgets.
Karon is now overdeveloped being a solid wall of resorts and antiseptic shopping malls. The shops and malls are clustered together along Karon’s beach road, and form a small village of guesthouses, restaurants, bars and gift shops that has its own network of roads amongst which to wander. The beach remains pleasant although there is almost no shelter to be had from the sun.
Unsurprisingly, there is a wide choice of accommodation at Karon Beach from huge multi-room resorts with all amenities to humble guesthouses tucked away further away from the beach.
Taxi To Karon Beach
Karon Beach lies in the south west of Phuket as you can see from our Phuket beach map. Journey time from Phuket airport to Karon Beach is about 45 minutes drive, depending on traffic. You can book a Phuket Airport taxi transfer to Karon Beach online.
There are plenty of things to do in Phuket, both on and off the beach, including stunning views, health treatments, and the annual Vegetarian Festival.
Phuket Travel Guide
- Phuket: A Very Quick Travel Guide
- How To Get To Phuket
- Getting Around Phuket
- Phuket's Best Beaches
- Phuket's Beaches - A Brief Guide
- Things To Do In Phuket
- Phuket Town
- Phuket Hotels - Where To Stay
- Check Phuket Hotel Availability
- Phuket Map
- Phuket Vegetarian Festival
- Phuket Daytrips
- Phuket Nightlife