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Address: Karon, Phuket Town, Phuket, Thailand
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Description: This uncrowded beach features an incredibly long stretch of white sand and...
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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Clear, warm sea. No traffic noise, rubbish piled up on promenade.

I enjoyed bathing in the sea here, as the water is warm enough to relax in, and very clear too. You can actually see some fish swimming about, which is nice. There's not too many... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed bathing in the sea here, as the water is warm enough to relax in, and very clear too. You can actually see some fish swimming about, which is nice. There's not too many beach vendors and they don't hassle you when you say "no thanks." Why haven't they provided proper bins on the promenade? All you get is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you want a quiet holiday away from the hustle & bustle of Patong & kata beach then karon beach is the place to stay. Karon beach has lots of great restaurants, shops, accommodation, & bars. A short tuk tuk ride will take you to Patong (400thb) or kata beach for (200thb). Karon beach also boasts a superb beach. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Beach is really long, water clear and blue. Sand seems a little dirty/has sticks and things in it. But we had a pleasant, hot day on the beach and cooled off in the luke warm water.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

The beach is really clean, and no much ppl like Patong. U can very enjoy in here. Beach umbrella and mat can be rent at there with 200bath whole day. Parasailing cost 1500bath, after discount 1200bath. But be careful for the wave and don't swimming when u saw the red flag.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Kata beach is a lovely quiet beach in Phuket just 10 to 15 minutes east from Karon beach by taxi and about 30 minutes east from Patong beach by taxi. Shops and restaurants in the Karon area is generally a little more expensive but it's certainly worth while experiencing this village-like layout and architecture that has hints of a European... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

The sand is white and soft, the water is clean and the sea does not get deep very fast! Quality price there is no best beach in the World for me! Fruit is fresh and air as well! Been there 2 times already and planning to go back!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Karon Beach is perhaps what many come to Thailand for. It is a decent beach in a tropical area; it is a place that comes alive at night with every possible kind of vice imaginable; it is a place with touring venues unique (tigers and elephants), and is, well, old, still recovering from disasters, and in need of a major... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Quieter than paying but little shade. Strong cross current! Lots of food within 200 yards of the beach.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

good beach and not too many people here. Can by a bit dirty sometimes, but you can always find a good spot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I am not a beach person, I came because my partner wanted to get away. The Novotel here is great, but the Karon area is too quiet for me. I am happy just walking around the shopping area for hours. This means a 10 minute (400 bhat) trip into Patong. If you are looking for quiet this is a great... More 

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