People fly to Phuket for warmth, new experiences, and the unique Andaman Sea with its magnificent white beaches. And this is a perfect choice for a long-awaited vacation—a huge selection of resorts and beaches for every taste. Karon Beach is one of the most popular beaches on the island. Where is it located, and how to get there?
The island has an international airport that receives thousands of tourists from all over the world every day.
Karon beach is lined with hotels and resorts and is dotted with many restaurants and bars. It is a major tourist destination, and in recent years has been the most visited beach on Phuket.
Karon Beach is located in the west of Phuket Island, in the Phuket District.
The beach is a sandy beach with some rocky outcrops. The Phuket International Airport is located by the beach to the north.
The beach is generally shallow, with the depth increasing towards the northern end of the beach. The beach has a shallow gradient of 0.5 percent and is generally suitable for swimming.
The beach is lined with hotels and resorts, and restaurants and bars. It is a major tourist destination and is a popular place for tourists to stay.
The beach is also popular with Scandinavian tourists, with many businesses catering especially to them.
The beach is also a popular destination for people visiting Phuket, the beaches being quieter than those further south in Patong.
Beach on map:
How to get:
There are several options. But it is obvious that getting around Phuket is not a cheap pleasure.
The distance from the airport is about 48 km, which is about 1.5 hours by car, taking into account the traditional traffic jams here.
You can get there by:
- Taxi. The parking lot is located to the right of the exit from the terminal (about 700 baht to Karon).
- Smart Bus. Comfortable bus, the route passes through all popular beaches. Payment only in cash. You need to purchase an electronic card for 300 baht from the driver.
- Mini bass (200 baht per person).
- Orange bus with air conditioning to Phuket town for 100 baht (then to Karon by songthaew 40 baht)
- A rented motorbike or car. You can arrange a rental right at the airport.
Despite the fact that Phuket is located in the equatorial zone, the climate on the island is characterized as subequatorial, with a clear division of the annual cycle into wet and dry seasons, which are approximately the same in duration.
The peculiarity of climatic conditions is a sharp increase in precipitation in summer and almost complete absence of rain in winter. Weather factors are formed by tropical monsoons.
The wind changes direction twice a year, bringing rain clouds from the sea from May to October, and dry air masses from the mainland from November to April. Precipitation is unevenly distributed, with the rainiest months being May and September.
Summer on the island reigns all year round. The difference between daytime and nighttime temperatures is insignificant: during the day the thermometer rises to + 30 ° C, at night it drops to + 25 ° C, the sea warms up to + 28 ° C and higher.