Karon Beach Activities
What to Do in Karon Beach
Recently Lonely Planet named Karon Beach as one of the Top Ten Family Beach Holiday Destinations in the world. With a long beautiful beach and all the necessary facilities that visitors could need, there is no doubt that Karon is definitely a destination fit for everyone.
For things to do in Karon, head to Karon spas for various personal care treatments (to ease off the jetlag) then exploring the island’s Nature in a unique way by elephant trekking. Or enjoy Thai cooking class or cocktail-making classes for a change. And for those who like to stay fit during their holiday, look into the island yoga classes in Karon.
- Rafting & Elephant Trekking
- Cruise on the June Bahtra to Phang Nga Bay
- Phi Phi Island by Speedboat
- Phuket Fantasea Show
- 4 in 1 Safari with Junk Cruise
- Phang Nga by Speedboat + Canoe
- Bamboo Rafting or River Canoeing + Elephant Trekking + Elephant Bathing
- Krabi Highlights by Speedboat
- Khaosok Discovery (Canoe)
- Hong by Starlight with John Gray Sea Canoe
The Thai elephant is one of the friendliest animals in the world. It is also the national symbol of Thailand. In the old days, elephants took part in all of Thailand’s major wars and later on worked hard in the logging business.
Now the Thai elephant is a star of the country’s tourism industry. For an elephant trekking tour, try Koh Chang Safari (based in Kata Noi and offers free transportation to Karon). Happy trekking! Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily
- Location: Kata Noi, not far from Karon Beach
- Tel: +66 (0) 84-8419794
Spa and Thai Massage in Karon Beach
The art of Thai spa and massage has deservedly gained a good worldwide reputation and many visitors include it in their ‘must-do-on-Phuket’ list. At Karon Beach you will find plenty of world-class spas and massage centres. Some therapists use special ingredients such as royal Thai honey, black sesame and jasmine rice.
The treatments range from the famous Thai massage to head and scalp massage, jetlag relief, body polish and wrap, face essence and nail care. All of the high-end spas (usually located in five-star hotels) also carry a good variety of spa products including blended oils, body care and spa accessories – all in all an ideal souvenir for your loved ones.
Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa (Tel: +66 (0) 76-396433) open daily from10:00 - 21:00
The Spa at Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach (Tel: +66 (0) 76-396139) open daily from 10:00 - 21:00
Spa Cenvaree inside Centara Karon Resort Phuket (Tel: +66 (0) 76-396200-5) open daily from09:00 - 21:00
Body and Mind Day Spa (Tel: +66 (0)76-398274) opposite Mali Waterfront Restaurant beside Karon Lake open daily from 09.00 - 22:00
- Location: Karon Beach
Thai Cooking Classes in Karon
Thai cuisine is one of the most popular Asian foods and is well known around the world. Add a culinary edge to your Phuket holiday by joining a classic Thai cooking class. Learn to make your own tom yum soup, green curry, phad Thai and Thai-style barbecued chicken in a friendly environment, taught by the experts.
If you are lucky you might even get inside knowledge as to how the local market is all about (which can be full of fun and surprises too) as in some classes the teachers take students to the market to handpick fresh ingredients. For Thai cooking classes in the Karon area, see the list below. The same venues usually offer other interesting activities such as fruit carving and cocktail-making classes.
The Old Siam Thai Restaurant at Thavorn Palm Beach Resort (Tel: +66 (0) 76-396090)
Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach (Tel: +66 (0) 76-396139)
Centara Karon Resort Phuket (Tel: +66 (0) 76-396200-5)
The Front Village on Patak Road (Tel: +66 (0) 76-398200-5)
- Opening Hours: Hours may vary
Yoga Classes in Karon Beach
Most of the 4-5-star resorts in Karon can arrange yoga classes inside their grounds. Alternatively, try the following two centres for private lessons or lessons at your resort: Shiv Yoga Studio at the Boat Lagoon Marina offers classes for all levels in a variety of yoga styles including Power Ashtanga/Vinyasa, Hatha and Flowing Hatha. Julie Hirunchai at the Ganesha Yoga Shala located in Rawai offers Ashtanga Yoga. She is one of Phuket’s top Ashtanga Yoga teachers and a long-term resident.
- Opening Hours: Varies: Advance booking is a must
- Location: Shiv Yoga Studio (Tel: +66 (0) 84-6264694), Ganesha Yoga Shala Rawai (Tel: +66 (0) 89-8682639)