Karon is one of the most famous areas in Phuket, known as a family-friendly town. It is located next to Kata and not so far from Patong. The area has beautiful quiet beach with 3 km. long where is famous for smooth white sand, beautiful surrounding, amazing blue sea.
In Karon, there're plenty of sides to explore, featuring a lot of good restaurants, local shopping bazaars and small bars for those who prefer relaxed night life. If you're into snorkeling, there's a pretty good coral reef southern tip, heading toward Kata beach and Bu Island.
There is a wide pedestrian / bicycle path on the beachside of the road running the length of the beach. At the south end of Karon, a narrow road between Kata and Karon has a number of small businesses as well as the Dino Park Mini Golf facility. There is a regular daytime bus service to and from Phuket Town.