Karon Beach Resort
ell known as the second largest of Phuket's
principal beaches. Large resort complexes line the road
back of the beach, but the strand itself, long and
broad, has no development. The sand is very white, and
squeaks audibly when walked on.
The southern point has a
fine coral reef stretching toward Kata and Poo Island.
Restaurants, bars, tour companies and other non-hotel
businesses are at the north end, near the traffic
circle, and at the south, on the little road connecting
the back road with the beach road. Karon is the most
up-scale of Phuket's beaches.