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Karon - Resorts on 5 kilometers of Beach
Written by Administrator    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 18:02    PDF Print E-mail

Karon - Resorts on 5 kilometres of Beach

 

KARON - the first beach south of Patong, it is very, very different

 

Karon - Resorts on 5 kilometers of Beach

Karon is separated from Patong by a large headland and a winding, two kilometer road. After Patong, driving into Karon is like arriving on a different island. Karon is long with a lot of open space, and has four kilometers of beautiful sand backed by sand dunes. Almost no buildings are visible from the beach, giving it a quiet atmosphere.

There a reasonable balance between hotel development and open space in Karon, while it also offers a wide choice of resorts and bungalows spanning all budgets and expectations. One of the island’s biggest resorts, the Arcadia, is in Karon, where it enjoys the luxury of expansive grounds and lush gardens. The Thavorn Palm Beach is another well-established resort here which uses lots of space to hold several swimming pools in tropical gardens. At the upper end of the market is the Karon Central Village Resort, ideally set into the hillside at the beach’s northern end, giving every room a beautiful sea view back along the beach. The resort that boasts Phuket’s most outstanding natural setting and gardens, and which PHUKET MAGAZINE once named ‘Phuket’s best medium size resort’, is also in Karon. Marina Phuket has 100 plus Thai-style bungalows set into the forest on the southern headland. The rooms and restaurants are connected by boardwalks through lush foliage, and there is direct access to the beach