With its breathtakingly beautiful scenery and diverse cuisine and culture Thailand is now one of the world’s favourite holiday destinations. Located in the south of the country is its largest island of Phuket, famous for its wonderful white sandy beaches and clear blue seas it’s a fantastic choice for every type of holidaymaker looking for a great vacation. It has a number of resorts dotted along its west coast and one of best is located in the southwestern part of island is beachside town of Karon beach. Centred around its quiet world class beach it is a superb option for both couples and families, in this short article we will look at the local facilities, attractions, and the best hotels Karon beach has to offer.
Destination Karon Beach
Karon beach is around a forty-five-minute drive from the island’s airport and the town is well appointed with a good choice of shopping, dining, and bars in which to spend some of your time away from the town main attraction, its long sandy beach. Karon is quieter than its bustling noisy neighbour to the north, Patong and the ever-popular Kata Beach to its south which appeals to the family orientated or those wanting a relaxing break.
Where To Stay in Karon Beach
The town is blessed with a superb range of excellent hotels and villas many dotted around the beach road, some of the best options are –
- Thavorn Palm Beach – An award-winning beachside hotel set in its own manicured grounds.
- Le Meriden Phuket Beach – With range of facilities this is an amazing hotel for families.
- Access Resort & Villas – Based around a Venice style design it has an excellence spa and is superb for couples.
This is just a small sample of the accommodations on offer further research can show you what the resort has to offer.
What To in Karon Beach
If you decide to have a day away from the beach there is fantastic, diverse range of the things to do. For the adventurous there are trips into the jungle or a great choice of water sports including paddleboarding or sea kayaking to name but two. You could take in a boat trip to one of smaller islands dotted around Phuket including the popular Phi Phi islands or visit the island most famous attraction the forty-five-metre hilltop statue of the Big Buddha. Also recommended is seeing a sunset from one of the viewpoints on the south end of the island such as Cape Phrom Thep.
No matter what how you spend your holiday, have no doubt Karon beach is superb choice where you can have a holiday you will never forget.