Karon Beach is located on the west coast of Phuket and is the third longest beach in Phuket. Nestled between Patong to the north and Kata to the south, it’s a sprawling and uncrowded spot for those seeking quiet time. Karon Beach has some great snorkeling spots and crystal clear, clean waters that are a joy to swim in. Karon has three main areas. Karon Beach Road leads to the beach where most of the major resorts are located.
Then there is the Karon Centre, a 500-meter-long street in the busy little city center with lots of great restaurants and shopping for tourists. Karon Center is flanked on the beach by the elegant Karon Circle, and on the inland side is the majestic Wat Suwan Khiri Khet or Karon Temple. This beautiful Buddhist temple also hosts a famous 14-day local market. The area around Luang Poh Chuan Road is located at the southern end of the beach, which is the nightlife hub. This last area comes alive at sunset and is always lively late into the night.
Go to the beach. Swim, snorkel, build sandcastles with your kids, or lounge on a beach bed under an umbrella. With soft white sand, no rocks or obstacles, clean blue water and a spectacular horizon view, Karon Beach is the perfect place to spend the day at the beach. Play volleyball at Karon Beach. It is the only beach in Phuket where daily volleyball nets are set up for public use. Try them out, and you can even make new friends.
Experience the sunset on an evening stroll along Karon Beach Road.
Visit Wat Suwan Khiri Khet
Visit Wat Suwan Khiri Khet, commonly known as the Karon Temple, the picturesque Buddhist temple. Going there early in the morning allows you to connect with your spiritual side without the hustle and bustle of the crowds.
Weekly bazaar at Karon Center to get a taste of local life and buy cheap souvenirs. Karon Bazaar also offers massage centers.
For daily necessities such as clothes, cosmetics, and baby care products, go to Karon Bazar.
Stop for foot reflexology instead of a massage at Karon Plaza.
Luang Poh Chuan Road
Enjoy the night at some hot spots around Luang Poh Chuan Road. Although not busy, Luang Poh Chuan Road’s nightlife offers excellent dining options.
Dino Park Mini Golf
Visit Dino Park Mini Golf, located somewhere between Karon and Kata beaches. Dino Park is a fun place for both children and adults. It has an 18-hole miniature golf course with different dinosaurs on each hole and can quickly be completed in about 40 minutes.
Nightlife in Karon Beach
COAST Beach Club
With its scenic ocean views, COAST Beach Club at Centara Grand Beach Resort offers a laid-back, barefoot vibe. The cocktail bar and bar restaurant offer great drinks, albeit a bit steeper—local cheeses here, along with Blue Swimmer Crab and Three COAST Sliders. You can rest indoors or outdoors in the club, restaurant, or bar. Live music and DJs liven up the nights here.
Karon Beach Square
Located in the Moevenpick Resort on Karon Beach Road, just 250 m from Karon Circle, Karon Beach Square is a fun nightlife complex with four different types of areas. Each of them has a specific kind of decor, atmosphere, and cuisine. It has indoor and outdoor areas to sit and relax. With a contemporary design, it’s the perfect place to dine under the stars.