The magical Karon Beach is the 3rd longest on Phuket Island, nestled on the west coast, between Patong to the north and Kata to the south. The beach boasts crystal clear waters, warm white sand and stunning sunsets. Grab a lounge chair, stroll along the clean shoreline or kick your feet up and find a shaded area to relax. Enjoy the serene beauty of the surrounding area and don’t forget to check out the fantastic water sports available along the beach. Karon Beach has a ton to offer during the day and night. Try some delicious local treats, visit the local watering hole or dance the night away.
The closest airport to the beach is Phuket Airport. This international airport is the second busiest in Thailand. Most flights heading to Phuket connect through Bangkok, Hong Kong or cities in mainland China. Once you arrive in Phuket, you’ll have to take a minibus or a taxi as buses do not go as far as the beach. It’s around a 55-minute drive. Many people stay in the area for at least a couple of days to take it all in. If you’re just looking to spend the day there, it just takes about 10-15 minutes by car to get to Karon Beach from central Patong, another popular tourist hot spot. Travelers from Canada can fly to Phuket from Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, Ottawa and most other Canadian cities.