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Karon Beach

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Northern Karon Beach

Most of the hotels here are found just to the south of the round-about while the guesthouses are clustered around the seedy Soi Islandia.

  • Sugar Palm Karon Resort

    Sugar Palm Karon Resort

    A new resort with a youthful vibe

    542/1 Patak Road, Karon
    T: (076) 39 6611-5; F: (076) 39 6618

    We snickered at the Sugar Palm brochure with photos of gorgeous 20-somethings rough-housing in the pool and a description that alleges this new resort is ultra-hip, but it's true: the atmosphere here ... Read the full review of Sugar Palm Karon Resort.

    4.5 stars 1,500B to 4,000B 1 vote Midrange
  • Karon Whale Resort Phuket

    Karon Whale Resort Phuket

    A fun, mid-priced resort families will love

    538/3 Patak Rd, Karon Beach
    T: (076) 39 8140; F: (076) 39 8145

    Even though the resort has taken the aquatic mammal theme a little too far, your children won't be the only ones with a smile on their face when walking in here. If you weren't paying close enough ... Read the full review of Karon Whale Resort Phuket.

    4 stars 1,500B to 4,000B 1 vote Midrange
  • In on the Beach

    In on the Beach

    Sleep on the sand, almost

    697 Moo 1, Patak Road, Karon Beach
    T: (076) 39 8220; F: (076) 39 8225

    Just past the food stalls and sitting directly on the sand towards the northern end of Karon beach is this small resort. The 26 rooms and four suites are set in three wings of a two-storey building ... Read the full review of In on the Beach.

    4 stars 1,500B to 4,000B 1 vote Midrange
  • Welcome Inn

    Welcome Inn

    Very good value in a bit of a sleazy area

    526/21-22 Patak Rd, Karon Beach
    T: (076) 286 500; F: (076) 286 501

    This is the heart of northern Karon's sleazy area and we wouldn't actively choose to stay here, but if, for some reason you are, the Welcome Inn is a decent place to rest your head. At the top end of ... Read the full review of Welcome Inn.

    4 stars 600B to 1,500B 1 vote Flashpacker
  • Karon Sea Sands

    Karon Sea Sands

    A little bit of luxury across from the beach

    208/2 Karon Rd, Karon Beach
    T: (076) 286 464; F: (076) 286 457

    On the main road that runs along the length of Karon Beach, the Sea Sands resort is set back far enough to offer plenty of space and privacy for its guests. Prices are high but so are the standards. ... Read the full review of Karon Sea Sands.

    3.5 stars 1,500B to 4,000B 1 vote Midrange
  • The Little Mermaid Hotel

    The Little Mermaid Hotel

    Backpacker favourite

    643 Patak Rd, Karon Beach
    T: (076) 396 580; F: (076) 396 584

    Many moons ago the Crystal Beach hotel, this ageing building is run by the same crew behind the Little Mermaid in Kata. The rooms have received a mini-makeover — the fresh coat of paint helps, ... Read the full review of The Little Mermaid Hotel.

    3.5 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Rattana Beach Hotel

    Rattana Beach Hotel

    No frills

    514/1-8 Patak Rd, Karon Beach
    T: (076) 396 415-7; F: (076) 396 418

    A mid-sized hotel among Karon's shopfront guesthouses, the Rattana Beach Hotel's exterior is much more attractive and has higher standards than its neighbours, but very few frills. The rooms have new ... Read the full review of Rattana Beach Hotel.

    3 stars 600B to 1,500B 1 vote Flashpacker
  • Karon Beach Inn

    Karon Beach Inn

    Bright rooms and good value

    526/4 Patak Rd, Karon Beach
    T: (076) 398 066; F: (076) 28 6341

    One of the dozen or so guesthouses down the the cluster of sois near the roundabout, the Karon Beach Inn stands out from its identical-looking competition by actually offering some pretty attractive ... Read the full review of Karon Beach Inn.

    3 stars 600B to 1,500B 1 vote Flashpacker

Karon Beach

Central Karon is dominated by large hotels, but budget travellers should head to Luang Pho Chuan Road which has a few good spots to stay.

  • Casa Brazil

    Casa Brazil

    Top spot

    9 Luang Pho Chuan Rd, Soi 1, Karon Beach
    T: (076) 396 317;

    This whimsically colourful place does double-duty as an art gallery. The minimalistic but cosy rooms all have a mini-fridge, cable TV, hot water showers and a private balcony. They haven't gone ... Read the full review of Casa Brazil.

    5 stars 600B to 1,500B 2 votes Flashpacker
  • Phuket Orchid Resort

    Phuket Orchid Resort

    Huge resort, popular with families

    34 Luang Pho Chuan Rd, Karon Beach
    T: (076) 396 519-23; F: (076) 396 526

    This is a massive, family-orientated resort that's frequented by tour groups. It has some completely over-the-top design touches like gigantic Angkorian bas-reliefs and water-spouting elephant ... Read the full review of Phuket Orchid Resort.

    4 stars 4,000B to 8,000B 1 vote Toprange
  • Marina Phuket Resort

    Marina Phuket Resort

    Long running and comfortable

    47 Karon Rd, Karon Beach
    T: (076) 330 625; F: (076) 330 516

    The Marina Phuket Resort is a top-notch place that's set way back from the road on the southern headlands of Karon Beach. The sprawling grounds were once a coconut plantation but now host an ... Read the full review of Marina Phuket Resort.

    4 stars 4,000B to 8,000B 1 vote Toprange
  • Smile House

    Smile House

    Friendly, comfortable and simple

    24 Moo 3 Luang Pho Chuan Rd, Karon
    T: (089) 874 0928;

    A short walk to Karon Beach, the Smile House is a new guesthouse surrounded by flora and fauna with appealing rooms at a great price. The rooms are spacious and bright with a king-sized bed, TV, ... Read the full review of Smile House.

    4 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Kata Villa

    Kata Villa

    Passable rooms, great location

    100 Karon Road, Karon Beach
    T: (076) 33 3030;

    Just a stone's throw across from the beach, even though the title suggests it's in Kata, Kata Villas is indeed on Karon's southern end. The resort is ageing but was completely jammed at the time of ... Read the full review of Kata Villa.

    3.5 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker


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