Karon Beach

Phuket Beaches - West


One of Phuket's loveliest beaches, but unfortunately, one of its most treacherous during the monsoon season. Morning glories cover a sandy ridge separating the beach from the back areas, giving some privacy and shelter from the noise of passing cars. Karon Villa is found on the northern end of the bay. The sands are fine and clean.

Phuket was formerly referred to as "Thalang," derived from the old Malay "Telong" which means "Cape". The northern district of the province, which was the location of the old capital, still uses this name.