Situated off Thailand’s west coast Phuket is its largest island and a well-established holiday destination for travellers from around the world. They flock to Phuket to enjoy the great weather, magnificent white sandy beaches and immerse themselves in Thailand’s rich and varied culture. Among the best places to stay in Phuket is the resort of Karon beach on its south-west coast, this world-renowned beachside town offers a wealth of fantastic accommodation options for both families and couples alike. If you choose to stay in this great holiday location, you may want an occasional day away from the relaxing beach. So, in this short piece we will look at ten things to do in Karon beach while on your vacation.
1, Island Day trips – countless boats depart from Phuket daily to many of the stunning smaller islands dotted around the Andaman Sea, snorkelling and lunch normally feature in most trips.
2, Water sports – Sitting on an island means a great choice of water related activities, sea kayaking, windsurfing and jet-skis are all on offer in and around Karon beach.
3, Visit the Big Buddha – one of Phuket’s best known tourist attractions is the massive forty-five metre hilltop statue situated in a Buddhist temple close to Karon beach.
4, Go Shopping – take in one of many day and night markets in Phuket, these include the weekend night market and the Lard Yai market.
5, Visit the Elephants – See the jungle’s most magnificent creatures at Phuket’s Elephant sanctuary.
6, Take in 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, Scuba Diving – I mention this separately from the other water sports as Phuket and its surrounding islands offer world class Scuba opportunities for both the experienced divers and beginners.
8, Take a Trip in The Jungle – excursions by foot, bike or ATV are available for the adventurous who would like to spend the day in the greenery.
9, Sample Thai Cuisine – there are a range of full or half day cookery courses for holidaymakers who would like to know more about Thailand’s famous dishes.
10, Visit One of Phuket’s Attractions – there are a number of Theme and Water parks on Phuket, they include the Blue Tree water park and Simon Cabaret.
This is by no means a complete list of the available activities when staying in Karon beach, Phuket is famous for its sunsets and taking one in at one of the several viewpoints on the island is also a great way to end the day.
No matter how you choose to spend your time on Thailand’s largest island I am sure you will have a holiday to remember.