Holidays to Karon Beach dish up a taste of tropical paradise, with fine beaches, tasty street food and jungle adventures.

Island getaway

Wrapped up by tropical jungle and fronted by Phuket's second-longest stretch of sand, Karon Beach is a laidback-meets-lively getaway on the island's west coast. It's also one of the best places in south Thailand for windsurfing, so stay fully charged – there are plenty of small restaurants nearby to help with that.

A top temple

Wat Chalong Temple's around a 20-minute drive east, and is one of the most important Buddhist landmarks in Phuket. Located in a peaceful jungle setting and surrounded by lush gardens, its ornate architecture and tranquil feel are sure to leave an impression.

Seaside street food

Treat your taste buds to some authentic Thai cuisine – the food stalls along Karon Beach serve up sizzling seafood specialities under rows of white gazebos. Freshly caught snapper, crab and prawns are cooked to order on smoking charcoal. Now that's fast food at its finest.

At a Glance

  • Take a swim in the sparkling Andaman Sea
  • Visit the historic Buddhist temple at Wat Chalong
  • Shimmy and shake at lively nightlife spots on Patak Road