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“No shade, but pretty”
Review of Karon Beach

Karon Beach
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USD 19.28*
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Phuket to Koh Phi Phi by Phi Phi Cruiser
Ranked #11 of 39 things to do in Karon
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This uncrowded beach features an incredibly long stretch of white sand and a full range of tourist facilities, dining and outdoor recreation.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Karon Beach was very beautiful, but lacks shade other than the 100 baht chairs/umbrellas. The day we were there a massive rain storm came and lasted for an hour before we packed up and left. Keep in mind that we are from Seattle and very use to rain...and out waiting it. There were taxi's easily available at the stand down the main street. We had several hours here before the rain came in and loved it. There were A LOT of beach sellers around, but they were easily put off by a polite "no thank you." This is a vast sandy beach with beautiful green water. This beach was suggested to us by the tour desk of our hotel in Patong...she said it was one of the cleaner large beaches around, and I would agree. There was a pretty strong undercurrent that made me nervous for the little kids playing away from their parents, but everyone seemed to be having fun. I would not have let my 7 year old play alone in this water. This beach was much nicer than Patong Beach, but Patong was a better place to stay for us-more shops, markets, restaurants etc. We did not once go in the water at Patong solely based on what it looked like. And we jumped right into Karon Beach's water. It cost us 300 Baht to take a taxi from Patong to Karon...and as a side note that taxi turned out to be a karaoke taxi...complete with microphone, flip down video screen, disco light and tamborine... it felt like Cash Cab and made the ride feel like it was not far at all.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Not too bad, but not too clean, many people, water was ok. A bit disappointing for a "white sand clear water Thai beach"...

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We are currently staying at Centara Grand Beach Resort which is situated at the Patong end of Karon Beach, the beach is great for a walk and there is a lot to do, the sea is also lovely for a swim but there is a strong current so beware of that.

Thank ldgp14
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We spend time on this beach which we could see from our hotel balcony. Gorgeous clear, turquoise/blue waters and a beautiful sandy beach

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Our first day in Karon we decided to go to the beach.. it was sooo overcrowded and a struggle to get a sunbed. Even so when we did I felt like i should of been having lunch with the person next to us we were sat that close!

The sand is lovely when you get down to the sea however the further back you go it is very dirty and full of rubbish.. I.e. cigarette buts, dead rats, plastic etc.
We visited Nai Harn beach and this was 100 x's better! Don't waste your days on Karon beach.. get a took took to Nai Harn, it is well worth it!

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