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Destination guide

Karon – an oasis of calm in pulsing Phuket

Karon is perched on the west coast of Phuket, Thailand's busiest island, and one of its most popular visitor destinations. But while this picture-postcard resort is a perennial favourite among travellers of all stripes, a blissful, chilled-out vibe prevails. The star attraction is Karon Beach, a seductive stretch of palm-shaded, soft white sand, which has remained impressively undeveloped, despite its popularity. As such, you should have no problems claiming a little slice of this tropical paradise all for yourself. And with Karon holiday rentals ranging from simple studios to luxurious villas, you can tailor every aspect of your getaway to your precise requirements.

Things to do

Family fun around Karon

Should you manage to tear yourself away from the beach, you'll find an array of enthralling attractions within easy reach of your Karon holiday rental. The whole family will be enchanted by the kitsch charm of Dino Park Mini Golf. This endlessly inventive, 18-hole course transports visitors back to the prehistoric era, with rumbling volcanoes, gushing streams, mysterious caves and intricate model dinosaurs. For an unforgettable night out, head to Phuket FantaSea. This state-of-the-art cultural theme park puts on a dazzling live show each evening, which celebrates the country's colourful heritage with acrobatics, aerial ballet, pyrotechnics and elephant performances.

Activities

Get wet and wild in Karon

Karon's crystal clear, gloriously warm waters provide an idyllic setting for all manner of thrilling activities. If you're hankering for an adrenaline fix, try skimming over the waves on a jet ski or wakeboard. For a bird's eye view of the captivating coastline, have a go at parasailing. For a more relaxed experience, traverse the open sea at your leisure in a kayak or stand-up paddle board. And if all of that sounds a little too much like hard work, simply grab a seat in a laid-back beach bar, and gaze into the shimmering horizon with an ice-cold beer in hand.

Weather

Stave off the winter blues in sun-kissed Karon

Phuket's enviable tropical climate makes it an extremely popular destination at most times of year. However, Karon holiday rentals are in especially high demand during the idyllic dry season of December to March, when the prospect of sizzling heat proves irresistible to holidaymakers looking to escape the northern hemisphere's bleak midwinter. If your holiday dates are flexible, you may want to avoid visiting in September and October, as these are the wettest and most humid months. At other times of year, rain is relatively common, but generally falls in short, refreshing bursts, so this shouldn't interfere too much with your beach time.

Natural features

Karon's natural wonders

Karon is a great spot to get bitten by the scuba-diving bug. With friendly, professional dive schools in town, even total beginners can soon be out at sea, marvelling at thriving local coral reefs, which can invariably be found teeming with multi-hued tropical fish, other-worldly rays, sleek sharks and other captivating ocean-dwellers. If you're feeling intrepid but would rather stay dry, you may prefer a trek through Khao Phra Thaeo National Park, which is just over an hour by car from Karon. In this lush expanse of jungle, you may catch a glimpse of playful monkeys, graceful deer or even a rare Malayan sun bear.

How to get there

Transport options to and around Karon

Fly into Phuket (HKT-Phuket Intl.), the closest airport, located 18.9 mi (30.4 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Karon?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,536 holiday lettings around Karon. From 1,382 villas to 1,114 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Karon?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Karon. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Karon Market: 3,845 holiday lettings
  • Kata View Point: 3,780 holiday lettings
  • Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking: 3,785 holiday lettings
  • Kata Noi Beach: 3,802 holiday lettings
  • Kata Porpeang Market: 3,827 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Karon listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Karon?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 1,382 Villas in Karon. Our other popular types of Karon holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 1,114 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 370 self catering accommodations
  • Resorts: 180 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Karon?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 2,781 holiday homes with pool available in Karon. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.