Being the third longest beach on the island of Phuket, Karon Beach has a lot to offer. The beach is divided into three areas - Karon Centre, Karon Beach Road, and Luang Poh Chuan Road. The Karon Centre is an energetic small city which is home to many inviting restaurants, shopping centers and a wide range of enjoyable night parties. It also has a captivating Buddhist temple that hosts a bi-weekly market which is a major attraction for both locals and tourists.
Karon Beach is located on the west coast of Phuket between Patong Beach in the north and Kata Beach in the south. There are many large resorts, restaurants, and shops on Karon Beach Road and it is also perfect for evening walks and sightseeing. Luang Poh Chuan Road situated on the southern end of the beach is the third main area of Karon. It also provides an excellent selection of restaurants, including some of the big international chains and eventful nightlife.
What sets Karon Beach apart from the other beaches in Phuket is its ability to accommodate a wild nightlife as well as silent tranquility. Since the place has a lot of areas both these extremes can be experienced simultaneously without one overlapping the other. It is a very long Beach with plenty of activities, resorts, and restaurants to choose from. It also has some outstanding snorkeling and diving spots at its southern end.
Karon Beach offers a diverse range of restaurants suiting all kinds of budgets as well as several shopping stores that offer souvenirs of all kinds. Even if you are not looking for a luxurious stay, the soft, white sand is sure to give you a wonderful escapade. Karon Beach is also exceptionally great for families as it hosts some of the best family hotels in the whole of Phuket.
With many different parts and a very long coastline, Karon Beach hosts some amazing nightlife events at some parts. Most of them are concentrated in the bars off Patok Road near the Luang Poh Chuan Road. Karon Beach Square located on the grounds of Moevenpick is a perfect microcosm of the nightlife on Karon Beach. It has four outlets each serving a different cuisine in a varied ambiance and is the ideal location for those who want to eat, drink and chill out.
Many of the beach clubs are extremely popular especially the Angus O’ Tool’s Irish Pub. The Hilton Phuket Arcadia set in a lush tropical garden offers luxurious hospitality that makes anyone feel special. The Coast Beach Club at Centara Grand Beach Resort is also a place that can't be missed. It has a cocktail bar, bar restaurant, and facilities to conduct private parties