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Karon Beach

Address: Karon, Phuket Town, Phuket, Thailand
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Owner description: This uncrowded beach features an incredibly long stretch of white sand and a full range of tourist...
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Owner description: This uncrowded beach features an incredibly long stretch of white sand and a full range of tourist facilities, dining and outdoor recreation.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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91 reviews 91 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Visited Karon to check out a different local area. Beach is nice enough but Karon is teeming with large, old Eastern Europeans who were largely quite surly. Had an ok footmassage, but it appears the locals have formed a cartel an no one would budge on the price. THB300 for 1hr was standard. And to be honest, still great value... More 

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Gwandalan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We stayed at a Karon beach resort, and loved our morning swims. Unfortunately I had an experience with one of the only sea urchins in Thailand (i think). If you have the same experience don't panic, just get to the local doctor, who was delightful, and get antibiotic cream and the splinters with be taken care of by your natural... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Liked: The peace. Few touters. Relatively clean beach. Good view of the sea. Disliked: The fence just after the pathway before the beach. The way i see it, it serves no real purpose, and one has to walk around it to get to the other side.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

There are now no sunbeds available on any beach in Phuket - amazing really! Apparently a decision made by the military. My advice would be to stick to soldiering and leave this sort of thing to civilians - there are a lot of people who told me they would not return to Phuket because of this.

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Delhi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

I haven't been to many beaches in Phuket, can just compare Karon to the madness that is Patong beach. Karon is quiet and more relaxing than Patong beach. The beach and water are clean and the sand is soft. There isn't any shade on the beach but you can hire an umbrella and sunbeds for 200 baht a day. Beach... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

This year the Thai Government banned sunbeds and beach cafes all over Thailand. This was a big disappointment. The beach is great for walking and the sea is warm but it's not the same lying on sand!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We stayed nearby and went to Karon beach each day about 3 times. Awesome to swim as it is deeper and wide open (not crowded at all)... Lovely food and drink stalls in the road. Every night we bought a kebab and a drink to the beach to watch the sunset. We swam until 7pm even.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We stayed at the Thavorn Palm Beach Resort right across the street from Karon beach. The beach has lovely powdery sand and is quite extensive. Not too crazy busy so easy to find a spot to sit. There is no shade anywhere so bring an umbrella if you need it. Water is clear and cool and there is not a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This was once a lovely beach. Have been many times in the past. Now there are no beach chairs or umbrellas. You have to bring your own. A lot to carry to the beach. This time we noticed that there seems to be raw sewage emptied into the ocean in 3 places all very close to where people swim. Very... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful sand and clean water if you avoid the open sewage at the north end. All Phuket beaches have water quality issues even though the water looks clear. The back edge has shade but is littered and not cleaned up often enough. Lots of good little restaurants for every budget right across the backside road. We don't miss the beach... More 

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