Phuket is Thailand’s largest island and its most southern province; sitting in the Andaman Sea, it is an immensely popular holiday destination for travellers from all around the world. Phuket has a winning combination of superb weather, magnificent white sandy beaches, and rich and varied culture. One of the best places to stay in Phuket is the resort town of Karon beach on its southwest coast, and it offers a wealth of fantastic accommodation options ideal for families and couples. If you do choose to stay here, you may well want an occasional day away from the stunning beaches, but have no fear, as, in this short piece, we will look at ten Karon beach things to do and the surrounding area.
1, Visit the Big Buddha – Phuket’s best-known tourist attraction is a massive forty-five-metre hilltop statue in a Buddhist temple close to Karon beach.
2, Island Day trips – hundreds of boats depart from Phuket daily to many of the stunning smaller islands dotted around the Andaman Sea; snorkelling and lunch usually are included on most day trips.
3, Go Shopping – take in one of many day and night markets in Phuket; these include the weekend night market and the Lard Yai market.
4, Visit the Elephants – See the jungle’s largest and most magnificent creatures at Phuket’s Elephant sanctuary.
5, Scuba Diving – Phuket and its surrounding islands offer world-class Scuba opportunities for both experienced divers and beginners.
6, Visit a Temple – Visit one of Phuket’s many Buddhist temples, such as the fine examples at Wat Phra Thong and Wat Chalong but do dress sensibility.
7, Water sports – there is an excellent choice of water-related activities; sea kayaking, windsurfing, and jet-skis are all on offer in and around Karon beach.
8, Immerse Yourself in Thai Cuisine – there is a range of full or half-day cookery courses for holidaymakers who would like to know more about Thailand’s famous dishes.
9, Take a Trip in The Rainforest – excursions by foot, bike or ATV are available for the adventurous who would like to spend the day in the greenery.
10, Visit One of Phuket’s Tourist Attractions – there are a number of Theme and Water parks in Phuket, they include the Blue Tree water park and Simon Cabaret.
When staying in Karon beach, there is plenty to keep you busy. Phuket is also famous for its sunsets, and taking one in at one of the several hilltop viewpoints on the island is also a superb way to end the day.