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.

As with most of Thailand, the majority of the population is Buddhist, but there is a significant number of Muslims (30%) in Phuket, mainly descendants of the island's original sea-dwelling people. Among the Muslims, many are of Malay descent.