Karon is around two kilometers long and is the second largest of Phuket's tourist beaches. Large resort complexes line the road behind of the shoreline, but the long, broad beach itself has no development. The sand is very white, and squeaks audibly when walked upon. The southern point has a fine coral reef stretching toward Kata and Bu Island, which is great for snorkeling.
Restaurants, bars, tour companies and other non-hotel businesses are at the north end, near the traffic circle, and at the south end, on the little road connecting the back road with the beach road. The narrow road between neighboring Kata Beach and Karon has a number of small businesses as well as the Dino Park Mini Golf facility.
Last Updated: 23 Sep 2011