7 best things to do in Karon Beach on Phuket holiday

Jimmy Paul
Nov 30, 2019 · 3 min read

Located on the west coast, Karon beach is the third-longest beach on Phuket Island and a popular holiday destination. The white sand beach is less crowded than Patong and Kata, but an excellent spot for beachgoers to enjoy water sports, sunbathe, and play volleyball.

Beyond the beach, Karon has three main areas: Karon center, Karon Beach Road, and Luang Poh Chuan Road. The Karon center is a small lively town, famous for its magnificent hotels for dining, shopping, and glittery life. The Karon Beach Road also houses large resorts, the best restaurant in Phuket, and even a famous spot for evening strolls. The Laung Poh Chuan Road is a popular nightlife spot where raucous parties are organized regularly.

Apart from enjoying on the beach, most of the tourists prefer to include the following activities on their trip:

Wat Karon

Founded in 1895, Wat Karon Temple is located some 500 meters from the Karon Center. The three-story building is a residing place for monks with a large prayer hall and kitchen to prepare foods for devotees. The monk ordination hall is surrounded by two Naga statues, the mythological snake of Thailand.

Dino Park Mini Golf

As the name suggests, Dino Park Mini Golf is an 18-hole golf course made in a Jurassic Park-like setting where you can find life-like dinosaurs. It is an ideal place for a day out with the family to escape from the Sun and also dine in the Flintstones-themed restaurant.

ATV Karon

ATV Karon is a famous quad-biking center and located conveniently in the major town. The entrance is right next to Karon Lake, which is covered with tropical forests. With a sizable fleet of vehicles, you can enjoy riding through the shaded forest paths.

Indulge in Thai Massage in Karon

One of the most popular must-do-in-Phuket lists for tourists on holiday is indulging in a traditional Thai massage. You will find a lot of world-class spas and massage centers near to the beach, where skilled therapists use unique ingredients for a heavenly massage.

Witness a spectacular 360 degree

Get a stunning 360-degree view of the Phuket island from the Big Buddha temple, where you can reach hiring a taxi or tuk-tuk. While entering the temple, women must cover their head with a scarf to avoid offending the rules. Another spot that offers a sweeping view of the Karon beach and surrounding area is the Karon viewpoint, especially famous for its sunset sight.

Karon Park

Shaded by trees, the Karon park is a popular point for the fitness enthusiasts where simplified gym machines and running track around the lake are available. Park’s surrounding area is also a site for small festivals and fairs.

Food and drinks

As the Andaman sea covers Phuket on all sides, fresh seafood grilled or smoked to perfection are available almost in all the restaurants of Karon. You can further enjoy delicious Chinese, Thai, and local Thai cuisines made with western influences at eateries, serving all-day dining service and buffet meal with an exotic range of dishes to choose from for breakfast to dinner.

When it comes to drinks and beverages, the best bar in Phuket offers an exclusive cocktail prepared by talented mixologists to enjoy in the evening in an elegant setting.

Where to stay in Karon?

When it comes to accommodation, many luxury hotels are available near to the Karon beach. Avista Grande Phuket Karon is a popular hotel in Phuket for elite travelers who need a stay near to the Karon beach. Perched on a mountainside, this luxury five-star boutique hotel has everything to make your holiday delightful with luxurious facilities and amenities.

Contact them to book your room now.

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