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Travelling to Horizon Karon Beach in April

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Travelling to Horizon Karon Beach in April

Hi

We are travelling to Horizon Karon in April and was

wondering if April temps are really alot hotter than Jan/Feb.

Also any suggestions on where to eat in South Karon.

Thanks

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1. Re: Travelling to Horizon Karon Beach in April

We stayed at the Horizon Karon Beach Resort last June & loved it!

As we had 2 young kids we didn't really get to explore & sample a lot of local thai cuisine, but believe me, this time when we are there we will be sampling a lot more!!!

We ate some meals at the hotel restaurant - they were good & lots of variety for all tastes.

We had meals at Two Chefs in Kata & loved it (Kata is to the left at the bottom of the hill at the resort & south Karon is to the right).

We also went to Dino Park (in Kata) with the kids & had good meal there too.

To the right of the hill into south Karon, there are about 6 restaurants all together & we only ate at one of those (can't remember the name) but it was pretty ordinary.

There are lots to choose from within easy walking distance from the hotel.

Hope this helps :)

We are going back to Horizon in June again this year!!!

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2. Re: Travelling to Horizon Karon Beach in April

Thanks will give Two Chefs a try and Dino Park sounds like fun for the kids. Glad to hear there are plenty of places within walking distance. Have read lots of great reviews about Horizon looking forward to it.

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3. Re: Travelling to Horizon Karon Beach in April

Hi we will be there about the same Time ,songkran time , we where there in April last year it was a little warmer than other times but the humidity was a lot less . If you are there on the 12th and 13th you will need to arm yourselves with water guns get a super soaker 5000 they are the ultimate it is a fun time and no body is spared from being drenched with water and powdered

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4. Re: Travelling to Horizon Karon Beach in April

We stayed at Horizon/Karon in 2009....And enjoyed our stay I will say....

The Horizon pool and their breakfasts were the standouts for us....

We went to the TUBE numerous times during our visits to Phuket..

The TUBE restaurant is on Khokthanod Road Kata...A little difficult to find but a driver should know of Khokthanod Road.....The TUBE is across the road from the 7/11 store...I know there's lots of 7/11's but this is the only one on Khokthanod....

The TUBE barby on Friday nights from 6:30pm...Superb and for only 199 baht all u can eat....A variety of chicken,mini ribs,steak,sausages,rolls,salads and coleslaw make this a very tasty alternative to the normal Thai food which we ate everyday....And the atmosphere is friendly with a surfing influence....

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5. Re: Travelling to Horizon Karon Beach in April

Thanks for the info I know my husband is looking forward

to the big water fight, myself abit unsure. Concerned about

the hygiene of the water being pumped at you. But sure

we will make the most of it and have fun and if anything cool off.

Will also find out about the TUBE and if it is still there.

Was also wondering if you have to declare Immodium/Travacalm

when you arrive or if there is any issues with bringing into the country.

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To be honest the only medication you need bring is the prescription medication you need to take daily as per your doctor , anything else including Viagra Imodium , lomotol or any other medication that we require a script for in aus is available over the counter , however you must have some idea what medication is for what and they will give some advice at the chemists

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7. Re: Travelling to Horizon Karon Beach in April

Please don't think that I encourage taking medication willy nilly but that is how it is there

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8. Re: Travelling to Horizon Karon Beach in April

HI, enjoy your holiday. Had stayed here before also. They have a free shuttle going to their property in Patong- close to Holiday Inn, then from here, you can also take the public bus into town or alight at Central/BigC.

Can also pop over to On the Rocks at Marina Phuket and enjoy the sunset whilst having a drink.

Not sure,which room category you are staying in- I was at their Club Wing,which has an exclusive pool and jacuzzi,and also all day lounge with even alcohol served.

You can do your daily exercise walking down from the hill where the hotel is located on,or take the free tuk tuk. If at bottom,and the tuk tuk is not there, there is a complimentary phone to call for the tuk tuk.

Plenty of eateries,and massage places as you walk/tuk tuk down the hill,and either turn left or right. Two Chefs is commendable, though rather basic in my opinion.

Charter a driver and go to Palai or Laem Hin for local seafood.

As advised by @Leigh007-11, do not be too concerned with medication. There are good pharmacies over there and all speak English. The local,even have a better medication than Immodium.

If the prickly heat gets to you, try a local talc-St Luke- hmm, sometimes this mentholated talc mixed in the water gun-so you get a cool feeling when "shot at"---as the Thai will say- Sabai, mai pen rai. Enjoy

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9. Re: Travelling to Horizon Karon Beach in April

Good news Nat...The TUBE is still going strong....

Check phuketsurf.com....Just under the heading,click on the Tube and that will give you all the info on their barby....

By the way,a ritual for us after barby at the TUBE was to head down to the Ska Bar tucked away in the southern corner of Kata Beach....Fabulous,friendly night of drinks and reggae in a fabulous location....

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10. Re: Travelling to Horizon Karon Beach in April

Hi Nat

April/May are traditionally hotter than Jan/Feb, so the best place to be is in the water.

Otherwise great recommendations for restaurants from the above posters. Also consider trying the Ruam Thep Inn for their Pad Thai and their Sun Dried Beef. Another popular dish is their fried prawns in a sizzling hot platter (serves 2).

The Ruam Thep Inn is located at the bottom of the hill from your hotel...directly on the beach.

Have a great holiday!