Karon travel guide

Karon Tourism | Karon Guide

You're Going to Love Karon

With a population of 7.094, Karon is a must-see destination in Phuket, Thailand. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 5 days in order to fully appreciate everything Karon has to offer.

When to visit Karon

Karon in June
Estimated hotel price
$92
1 night at 3-star hotel
Karon in June
Estimated hotel price
$92
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Karon in March, when the average temperature is 28 °C, and the highest can go up to 32 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 22 °C, with an average temperature of 27 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in September, when precipitation is around 410 mm. In contrast, January is usually the driest month of the year in Karon, with an average rainfall of 30 mm.

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How to Get to Karon

Plane

Although Karon doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Phuket Airport (HKT), which is located 32 km from Karon. The shortest flight to Karon from Australia departs from Perth and takes around 6h 30m.

Car

Another option to get to Karon is to pick up a car hire from Phuket City, which is about 12 km from Karon. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Europcar, among others, in Phuket City.

Plane

Although Karon doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Phuket Airport (HKT), which is located 32 km from Karon. The shortest flight to Karon from Australia departs from Perth and takes around 6h 30m.

Car

Another option to get to Karon is to pick up a car hire from Phuket City, which is about 12 km from Karon. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Europcar, among others, in Phuket City.

Airports near Karon

Airlines serving Karon

Lufthansa
Good (4,690 reviews)
KLM
Good (839 reviews)
SWISS
Good (961 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,674 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,557 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,235 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (481 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,603 reviews)
Air France
Good (982 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,113 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,406 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,062 reviews)
Finnair
Good (841 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (933 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,805 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (839 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (536 reviews)
JetBlue
Good (1,569 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (188 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (776 reviews)
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Where to stay in Karon

From 5-star hotels such as the Katathani Phuket Beach Resort (SHA Extra Plus) to great affordable options like the Coral Inn, Karon offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $43 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $276 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Karon

Most booked hotels in Karon

Mandarava Resort And Spa, Karon Beach (Sha Plus+)
5 stars
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
$122+
Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach (Sha Plus+)
5 stars
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
$205+
Kalima Resort & Spa, Phuket
5 stars
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
$141+
Katathani Phuket Beach Resort (SHA Extra Plus)
5 stars
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
$191+
Grand Mercure Phuket Patong (Sha Plus+)
5 stars
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
$145+
Diamond Cliff Resort and Spa
5 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
$132+

Hiring a car in Karon

Expect to pay $1.89 per litre in Karon (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $22.62 and $30.16.

Expect to pay $1.89 per litre in Karon (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $22.62 and $30.16.