We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Karon, Phuket Town, Phuket, Thailand
Website
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 987 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 394
    Excellent
  • 363
    Very good
  • 156
    Average
  • 44
    Poor
  • 30
    Terrible
Quiet

Much quieter than Patong if you are looking for a relax getaway. The eateries are kind of limited as well in comparison to Patong hence the choices are relatively restricted... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
NYCHOL06
,
Singapore, Singapore
Add Photo Write a Review

987 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Hungarian first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
ny
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
29 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

All of the beaches on the west side of Phuket are pockets of soft sand, stunning blue and green water, with rocks at the borders which offer varying levels of good snorkling. On most of these beaches (accessable ones at least) there are a lot of hotels. This means seas of dedicated lounge chairs, lots of commercial motorized water sports... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Singapore, Singapore
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Much quieter than Patong if you are looking for a relax getaway. The eateries are kind of limited as well in comparison to Patong hence the choices are relatively restricted especially for lunch since not all are opened. Neither are they much shopping to do either. Nonetheless the beach is way cleaner than Patong and the distance to Patong is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Truro, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

What a beach,4km long,beautiful sand and hardly anyone on it,absolutely wonderful and 35 degrees of heat,it doesn't come any better than this.It doesn't have food or bathroom facilities but there are lots on the other side of the beach road in the bars or hotels.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Delta, Canada
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Karon is a small place with much to see and do. The beaches are clean and the swimming is safe. Water sports of all kinds are available. Restaurants are close-by everywhere along the beach. Yes the water is warm :-). Living in Karon is very interesting to say the least, people watching is a great sport in Karon. Enjoy.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hornchurch, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The beach was clean and is obviously looked after. Gentle slope into Andaman Sea. You do have to be careful of undercurrent, you can see fish when swimming, there is a tide so careful if planning to settle near sea edge to sunbathe. Someday's there is a lifeguard on duty. You can windsurf, hire kayaks etc.. Bars and restaurants to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chennai (Madras), India
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

About 5-7km of patong towards the other side of the hill you find the KARON beach. Comparatively,a silent / neat & tidy beach without any chaos unlike patong is a clean place and a nice place to hangout during the sunset time of the evening.Romantic in its location with its beautiful landscape, a overall lengthier beach i suppose. Easily accessible... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

To sum up Phuket in one word... expensive. Compared to other parts of Thailand I've visited eg Bangkok, Koh Tao and Koh Phangnan, Phuket became a bit of a strain on my wallet. I don't want to sound like a first-world idiot, but what I mean is that it's certainly a place where shops/services rip-off customers with no shame. Granted,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Uttar Kashi
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
60 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Karon Beach is a pleasant escape from the muddy waters and litter of Patong Beach. The beach activities are also cheaper and there are less crowds. So get a motor scooter and head down south. You won't regret it. Karon and Kata Beaches make a great day trip.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Great beach, for a busy growing town like Karon. Make sure your not barefoot in the middle of the summer sun otherwise the sand is like an oven!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hyderabad, India
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This is probably the second rated beach after Patong. It is very clean but there are hardly any trees to lie down in shade. Also, the activity is lesser here compared to Patong beach. The crowd here are the ones who stay in nearby hotels.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Karon Beach also viewed

Kata Beach, Phuket
Karon, Phuket Town
 
 

Been to Karon Beach? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Karon Beach and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Karon Beach staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?