Phuket Area Guide
Karon Beach (หาดกะรน)
Karon Beach
Karon Beach
Karon Beach (หาดกะรน) is a popular destination for tourists which is the second largest tourist beach on Phuket. Karon Beach is located about 20 kilometers from Phuket Town and located near The North of Kata Beach, it is split from Kata Beach by a small hill. Karon, featuring an incredibly long stretch of squeaky white sand, is less hectic than Patong but it still offers a full range of facilities, dining and activities. While it's a fast-growing area, Karon is nicely spread out and rarely feels crowded.

The beach is a popular destination for tourists. Generally quieter than neighbouring Patong Beach, it is especially popular among families and couples, and less popular with singles than Patong. Area beaches are equipped with amenities. Shopping. And shops near the roundabout on the right side of the beach. The nightlife too.
How to get there?
Getting there is simple enough as there are prominent signs displayed on nearby roads, and if in doubt just follow the signs to Patong and go from there. It should take no more than 10 minutes by motorbike or tuk-tuk going south from Patong Beach, up and over a small hill and down to the beach’s northern end. Once in Karon, it should be obvious how to reach the beach as there is a long road which hugs its entire length.
Attractions Karon Attractions >>>
Wat SuwankiriketWat Suwankiriket
Wat Suwankiriket is suited at Karon Beach, Phuket. It’s far from Phuket town 18 Kms. Wat Suwankiriket declared to the temple on 21st May, 1895. The Buddhist chapel designed in Thai style. All of doors and windows, they are sculptured follow the biography of Lord Buddha or the ten incarnations of the Buddha.

Interior the Buddhist chapel is so windy. The wall that that above a principle Buddha image is a drawing of the gods meeting and the blessing gods. Behind the wall is a drawing to the biography of Lord Buddha when he meets his enemy and the God of Earth squeeze her bun to quell evils.
Location: 77/4 Moo 1, Karon, Muang, Phuket
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Karon View PointKaron View Point
Karon Viewpoint is one of the most visited viewpoints in Phuket. From this point can be seen the bays of Kata Noi, Kata and Karon, and also Poo Island. It is one of the islands best views. A large public sala, or shelter is there for visitors, and several vendors sell food, drinks, and souvenirs in the area when the weather is nice. The viewpoint is between Kata and Nai Harn Beach.
Location: Situated on the road between Karon and Nai Harn.
Sport & Activities
Dino Park Mini GolfDino Park Mini Golf
Dino Park is mini golf course with 18 holes amongst authentic scale dinosaurs, in an exciting jungle setting. This place is famous with adults and kids it’s an ideal family outing destination. In additional each hole has different of dinosaurs and is challenging in parts but nevertheless ‘doable’ for younger players. The clever lighting and atmospheric volcano that ‘erupts’ every 30 minutes with ersatz flames and a fog-like spray is best appreciated after dusk.
Location: Marina Phuket Resort, 47 Karon Road, Karon Beach, Phuket
Contact: Website:
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 am. – 12.00 pm.
Eco DiversEco Divers
Eco Divers is a boutique diving with a full range of PADI and SSI courses including Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver, Divemaster, Master Scuba Diver and Go Pro. And also offer personally guided day trips to the following beautiful dive sites around Phuket.
Location: 514/17 Patak Road, Karon, Mueang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 08 4157 1085, Website:
Sharkey ScubaSharkey Scuba
Sharkey Scuba is complete legal PADI dive center in Karon since 2002. By the owners is Oui and lain have been teaching and guiding for over 20 years. This place is the first company in Phuket to exclusively offer private scuba diving courses from complete beginner to professional level.
Location: 363/10 Patak Road, Karon, Mueang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 08 9725 1935, Website:
Phuket Thai CookingPhuket Thai Cooking
Phuket Thai Cooking where you will experience the culinary adventure that is bursting with extraordinary aromas, delicate spices of Thai Cuisines and learn the essential skills and techniques you can use everyday. Thai cooking will be very simple and taught in very easy steps so it would be easier for you to cook yourselves at home.
Location: 82/23 Khoktanod Road, Karon, Phuket
Contact: Website:
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 am. – 06.00 pm.
Restaurants Karon Restaurants >>>
Ging RestaurantGing Restaurant
The most popular Thai Restaurant in Karon Beach, offer simple and delivers good Thai food with all the old favourites on the menu. Especially popular with families, the owner, Ging herself, manager Som, and their wait staff are attentive and provide numerous distractions to keep young diners happy and occupied.
Location: 192/36 Karon Road, Mueang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 08 1271 2446
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 am. - 11.00 pm.
Mama RestaurantMama Restaurant
Mama Restaurant offers an idyllic setting for an exceptional dining experience. Dine on our spacious outdoor. Restaurant present exquisite Thai food in the modern style, International dishes and Seafood specialities. The fine cooking is done by our experienced chef.
Location: 681 Karon Beach, Mueang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7628 6411, Website:
Opening Hours: Daily from 11.00 am. - 11.00 pm.
The Secret Cliff Seafood Thai RestaurantThe Secret Cliff Seafood Thai Restaurant
The Secret Cliff Seafood Thai Restaurant lies nestled into the tree-clad slopes of the fabulous Phuket coastline. This peaceful location, overlooking the Andaman Sea, provides the perfect spot for a romantic dinner "a delux" or a larger celebration party.
Location: The restaurant is located at Secret Cliff Resort, 707 Patak Road, Karon Cliff, Phuket
Contact: Website:
Opening Hours: Daily from 06.30 am. - 11.00 pm.
Mali Seafood KaronMali Seafood Karon
The new Mali Seafood Karon promises to be a sight to behold. You’ll be left absolutely spellbound by this sophisticated, slick & breathtaking quintessential dining oasis that’s set against backdrops of an expansive sparkling lake, magnificent sea and picturesque mountain views. Our new Mali is situated between Karon Beach and Han Lake on the beautiful western coastline of Phuket Island.
Location: 681 Patak Road, Karon Beach, Mueang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 08 4889 1069; Website:
Opening Hours: Daily from 02.00 pm. - 11.00 pm.
Butterfly BistroButterfly Bistro
At Aroona Karon, Karon Beach, the great place to eat and you could choose from a variety of all THAI FOOD, SEAFOOD, SNACKS, SANDWICHES, DANISH MEAL MENU, PIZZA, STEAK HOUSE, WINE, BEER, MORE THAN 200 COCKTAILS LIST at a great price the people are friendly.
Location: 192/36 Aroona Karon A14-16, Karon Road, Mueang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7639 6548
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.30 am - 10.30 pm.
Two Chefs @ Karon Beach Two Chefs @ Karon Beach
Our restaurant has a very nice and cozy atmosphere, it is operated by Billy and Jon will meet you at the door.
The restaurant in Karon may take up to 100 hungry guests and warmly invites you to a fantastic experience.
Location: 256-7 Patak Road, Karon, Mueang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7628 6479; Website:
Opening Hours: Daily
Spa & Massage Karon Spa & Massage >>>
Santosa Wellness CenterSantosa Wellness Center
The Santosa Spa Eastern and Western healing techniques with modern technology. Our treatments range from Ajurvedic massage and Shirodara, to galvanic facials and infra-red treatments. We have a comprehensive menu that provides relaxing and therapeutic massage, deeply detoxifying treatments and luxurious and pampering beauty services.  
Location: 16/4 -5 Patak Km.2 Rd., Karon, Mueang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7633 0600
Opening Hours: Daily 
Gaia SpaGaia Spa
Indulge in the rejuvenating and renewing effects of Asian and Eastern healing techniques offered at Gaia Spa at Alpina Phuket Nalina Resort and Spa. Relax with the soothing treatments and therapies provided by well-trained therapists to soothe the body and mind.
Location: 7/1 Ketkwan Rd., Karon, Mueang, Phuket
Contact: Website:
Opening Hours: Daily
The Cheeva SpaThe Cheeva Spa
Rejuvenating massages and treatments may be enjoyed at our spa at the top of the hill. The spa is fully equipped with three massage and spa rooms, one steam room and an outdoor jacuzzi. All rooms are decorated in a modern Chino-Portuguese styled architecture with vertical garden for an extra refreshing environment.
Location: 14/2 Patak Road Soi 24, Karon Beach, Mueang, Phuket
Contact: Website:
Opening Hours: Daily
SPA Cenvaree at Centara Karon Resort PhuketSPA Cenvaree at Centara Karon Resort Phuket
Your health and well-being is so essential in today’s world. At SPA Cenvaree, we put you first with pampering treatments that are both relaxing and good for you. You will find SPA Cenvarees at almost all of our hotels and resorts plus an expanding collection of spas at locations around the world.
Location: 502/3 Patak Rd., Karon Beach, Mueang, Phuket
Contact: Website:
Opening Hours: Daily
Karon BazaarKaron Bazaar
A couple of hundred meters south, getting closer to Kata on the Beach Road, you would be able to find the Karon Bazaar, which is a regular shoppers’ paradise. In there, you would be able to find and shop for anything you can imagine. You can practice your bargaining and haggling skills as most of the items are being sold by neighboring stalls. Some of the items that you can find here would include CDs, DVDs, computer games, silk bed covers and tablecloths, sunglasses, sandals, fake designer bags and shoes, swimming attire, shirts, dresses, water sports gear such as snorkeling sets, souvenirs and all kinds of novelty items.
Location: A few hundred metres south, going towards Kata on the Beach Road, between Moevenpick Resort and Woraburi Phuket Resort
Opening Hours: Daily from late morning to late at night
Karon Shopping Plaza Karon Shopping Plaza
With a wide range of souvenirs, clothing and Thai handicrafts, the Karon Plaza on the Karon beach front will not disappoint. Open until late in the evening, the undercover market is laid out over a large area with many stalls to delve into and explore. The market has everything you will need for a beach holiday with sarongs, bikinis, sun dresses, shorts, T-shirts and sunglasses. To add a touch of Thai to your home there are plenty of trinkets, silk cushion covers, table runners and novelty items. It is recommended you haggle for a good price as few vendors display pricing.
Location: Next to Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach, Patak Road, Karon Beach, Phuket
Opening Hours: Daily
Angus O’ToolsAngus O’Tools
Based in Karon, Angus O’Tools Irish themed pub is a popular watering hole in the busy resort town of Karon south of Patong which also has a brother, Arfur, in nearby Kata. Set just a short walk from the northern end of the beautiful white sands of Karon beach, Angus’ is the perfect place to go to escape the heat of the day in its air-conditioned confines and relax with a cold pint of Guinness or Magners cider, both of which drop as low as 170 baht for a pint – quite probably the cheapest in Phuket.
Location: 516/20 Patak Rd., Soi Islandia, Karon Beach, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7639 8262; Website:
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 pm. - 02.00 am.
Type: Pub
Karon Aussie BarKaron Aussie Bar
Karon Aussie Bar is a great friendly atmosphere just like us Aussie travelers love Pool tables, live music and dancers. Also the place you can go watch big sporting games on the Tv so you feel like your back at home, whilst you are relaxing with a cold drink.
Location: 601/15 Soi One Man, Patak Road, Karon, Muang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 09 1830 5526; Website:
Opening Hours: Daily from 09.30 pm. - 02.30 am.
Type: Sports Bar
The Walkabout Sports BarThe Walkabout Sports Bar
The Walkabout Sports Bar is a friendly & lively family orientated bar Walk about Sports Bar, Karon Beach, Phuket, Thailand showing the maximum amount of weekly sports we can on our 6 Screens. Free 6MB Wi-Fi to our customers. So go on a Walkabout to Walkabout Sports Bar and enjoy good music, Cold Beer and Live Sports!
Location: Karon Beach, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 08 7897 1910; Website:
Opening Hours: Daily from 11.30 pm. - 02.00 am.
Type: Sports Bar