Karon Beach is a suitable destination for a family and friend vacation that is close to Patong but not as hectic.
This is primarily because Karon is Phuket’s second largest beach measuring three kilometres in length with not many hotels having direct beach frontage. Therefore, practically the entire beach never feels crowded and is available for finding your own personal piece of Phuket paradise.
It is comprised of three main areas: Central Karon Centre is a lively small city with restaurants, shopping, and nightlife. Karon Beach road is where most of the large resorts are located interspersed by restaurants and shops (including the popular Karon Bazaar). The third main area of Karon is around Luang Poh Chuan Road, towards the southern end of the beach, where some interesting restaurants and bars are located.