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Karon Beach, Karon

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Head to Karon Beach for a stretch of golden sand lined with palm trees and buffered by the welcoming waters of Phuket's coast. Badly damaged by the tsunamis of 2004, the beach has since recovered. Popular with tourists and offering a range of businesses to meet their needs and wants, the well-located, attractive beach enjoys a reputation as a family-friendly place and a relaxing haven for couples in comparison with some of the area's more raucous, nightlife-led spots. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Karon holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Karon Beach and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Great place! Potrjasnye sunsets. Always summer)) is surprisingly soft and orange sand) heaven on Earth.
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  • The beach is quiet compared to Karun alpatong Beach located in mountain view, (view point) on other beaches destinations for tourists.
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  • A quieter alternative to Patong Beach. Has quite a few stores and money exchange places bar far less than Patong beach. Quite a few popular resorts and hotels here.  more »
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  • Very long and beautiful beach. Very crowded but not as much in the north end. Clear water and lovely sand that is very hot at noon (201803) so bring your sandals. Stay for a magical sunset when the sky is clear, it's almost something religious about it
  • *** Great KARON BEACH *** One of the so many nice beaches in Phuket ... KARON BEACH. Very clean and clear sea water (which is lately not common anymore in these areas). Not a Super Busy beach in water sports, which makes it also quieter and peaceful. Sun beds and sun umbrellas available at 200 baht the whole set (2 sun beds + umbrella) Night time as in other towns ... lots of markets to buy whatever you need and don't need ;)
  • Long stretch of the beach. The water is considered clear. Generally during high season, Karon is crowded, but the time it is not crowded, you can see some small fishes. In monsoon season, the wave can be very high, you cannot get into the water. A lot of restaurants and stalls on the street along the beach
  • Karon Beach is third-longest beach on Phuket Island. Located on the west coast, between Patong to the north and Kata to the south, Karon Beach is the one of the most popular holiday destinations in Phuket. The beach itself has excellent snorkelling (and even diving) spots at its southern end and is wide enough for beach goers to never feel crowded. It's a peaceful place to relax and enjoy beer, beach and sun.
  • A really long and clean beach. In the south you can snorkel or start a nice walk heading north. You're able to book boat trips (longtail boat) between 1-3 hours, rent a jetski for 30 up to 60 min (30 min ~ 1.600 B) and so on. Actually we missed to catch a sunbed. Sometimes a bit crowded and if you like to walk the street close to the beach at least 5 guys on motorbike want to sell you something 'cause you're their "best friend" of course.
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