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Phuket’s got thirty beaches and our favourite’s the Karon shore line! Phuket is Thailand’s largest island and it’s the size of Singapore! Think Cebu, except that it’s much more massive. The roads are wide, traffic lights are efficient, and shopping malls abound. It’s got a thousand and one attractions. And one does not have to be a beach lover to enjoy it. There are Buddhist temples to visit, theme parks to enjoy, cultural, elephant and lady boy shows to watch, and 40 islands to explore! Therefore, a three to four night stay just won’t do it. Phuket definitely deserves another visit. The cheap (with proper planning and internet expertise, a return plane ticket on our best-loved airline, Cebu Pacific, will only cost a passenger approximately Php5,000) but cheerful three and a half hour flight and the 40 minute, 47 kilometre airport taxi ride (Php1,200) to Grand Sunset Hotel in Karon (US $50 a night) are always a breeze! If you abhor transferring from one mode of transportation (like riding a boat, then a tricycle) to another, Phuket’s for you! My advice as a frequent Phuket traveller for the first time visitor – join an island-hopping tour for a day, watch a show or two another day, then lap-up your hotel’s swimming pool and of course heed the call of the sea on your last 48 hours!
Phuket itself has got 30 beaches but Karon is hands down our top choice! Here’s why:
- 5 kilometres of uninterrupted (no crowds, a few ambulant vendors), wide, golden (turns white when the sun’s shining bright making the sand dry) shore line
- Refreshments like fresh coconuts, water, beer are readily available on the beach.
- Family-friendly (no party animals hereabouts), preferred destination of young families with their kids and elders
- Safe roads and sidewalks (think Waikiki except there aren’t any tall buildings)
- Plenty of food choices (check out my two grub posts about Bai Toey Restaurant and Grand Sunset Hotel’s Server Room)
- Quiet (it’s the fave of Russians and they never talk loudly, you’d hardly notice them except because of their sheer numbers)
- No long wait for water activities such as paragliding, jet skiing
- Convenience stores, pharmacies, and souvenir shops line Karon Road.
If you enjoy partying and crowded streets, it’s Patong for you. Not Karon. Patong isn’t as pretty though. Believe me!