Karon Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Phuket for many reasons. It has a beautiful white sand beach stretching 5 kilometers alongside the turquoise-blue waters of the Andaman Sea. No wonder 5-star beachfront hotels are aplenty in Karon, offering luxury accommodations and excellent service.
There are many things to do near your 5-star beachfront hotel in Karon Beach. Here are some we recommend:
Visit Karon Landmarks
Karon Temple or Wat Suwan Kiri Khet is a traditional Buddhist temple complex built in the late 1800s which houses a rare black sapphire Buddha statue. Karon Temple Market opens within the temple compound every Tuesday and Friday, with vendors selling various products, including local snacks, handicrafts, and souvenirs.
Karon Naga Statue
The giant golden statue of a Naga, a mythical serpent creature that protects the land, is a place of respect and is considered a Karon landmark.
Do Physical Activities
Karon is an excellent place for many water sports, such as windsurfing, banana boat riding, sea kayaking, water skiing, parasailing, and wakeboarding. There are many places along the beach where you can rent equipment.
Karon is one of the best places to go in Phuket for a good game of beach volleyball. Each day, locals and tourists get together to play as the sun goes down, and volleyball lessons are also available.
Indulge the Senses
Spa and Massage
One of the most relaxing activities in Karon is getting a spa and massage treatment. Try the traditional Thai massage or an aromatherapy spa session at a reputable spa or wellness center and feel your stress melt away.
Thai and International Cuisine
Have your fill of the flavors and textures of the different cuisines available at nearby restaurants and beachfront stalls along Karon Beach, serving traditional Thai dishes and fresh seafood. If you’re in the mood for international fare, try the Neapolitan pizzas and other authentic Italian dishes at Ciao Pizza and Grill at Thavorn Palm Beach Resort.
Have Family-Friendly Fun
Enjoy a full, 18-hole game of outdoor miniature golf at Dino Park Mini Golf. The entire place is designed with a Jurassic theme, so kids will love seeing the different types of large-scale dinosaurs as they play. There’s also a restaurant to fill hungry stomachs after the game.
Head over to Thavorn Palm Beach Resort’s petting zoo, the only one in Karon. The zoo includes giant turtles, sheep, goats, parrots, and rabbits among its residents. Guests get a chance to feed them at designated times.
Thavorn Palm Beach Resort boasts three large swimming pools with its own water park! They have 14-meter-high giant water slides and slides that twist, spiral, and curve for an enjoyable and exciting ride.
As you can see, Karon Beach is an ideal place to stay in Phuket because of the many activities available in the area. If you’re looking for accommodations conveniently located near Karon’s best attractions, book a 5-star beachfront hotel to make the most of your stay.
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