The best shopping in Karon Beach can often be found in plazas and shopping precincts. The quiet, family-friendly town has no big shopping malls, but it does have dedicated shopping streets, where you'll find tightly packed collections of stores. These sell mostly souvenirs for visitors, including cheap clothes and beach toys. There are also a few good tailor’s shops and artists around if you want something a bit special.
Karon Beach is certainly no shopper’s paradise, and those chasing designer labels and unique wares might be a little disappointed. However, for those with a family in tow and looking for the essentials (and maybe a few surprises), the shopping scene here will certainly not disappoint.
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Karon Market is held in Wat Karon’s compound twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Visitors can find a wide choice of products and local food, giving a colourful insight into the local island culture. Karon Market, like most outdoor markets in Phuket, starts late afternoon when the heat of the day dissipates. The ranges of products on display at the market is definitely tourist-oriented, from fluorescent Singha beer singlets to Thai-style bags, scarves and sarongs to multi-coloured swimsuits and beachwear to flower-shaped soap carvings and so on. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Tuesdays from 4pm to 9pm, Fridays from 4pm to 11pm
- Location: Wat Karon, Patak Rd, Karon, Muang, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Karon Bazaar (or 'Shopping Sale Karon Plaza') is a large, covered, market-like shopping centre set in the central area of Karon Beach Road, in between Woraburi Phuket Resort and Moevenpick Resort. The bazaar features just about everything you'll ever need while on holiday here, and more.
With concrete floors, neon lights and a corrugated metal roof, Karon Bazaar is a smaller version of the famous Phuket Weekend Market in Phuket Town with slightly higher prices, at least before bargaining. A few shops are air-conditioned. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 11pm
- Location: Patak Rd, Karon, Muang, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Soi Old Phuket
Soi Old Phuket (also known as Aroona Karon) is a street located near the Beach Road in Karon. Named after the adjacent Old Phuket Resort, and designed in the Sino-colonial style, a stroll along here will introduce you to many different shapes and sizes of boutiques, massage parlours, bars, restaurants and tailor shops. It’s a good place to buy colourful beachwear, light tropical shirts, bags of all sizes and styles, silk souvenirs, and even to book a tour to explore the region.
At the end of the afternoon, vendors erect stands in the middle of the street selling reasonably priced costume jewellery and trinkets and this creates a market-like atmosphere which is enjoyable to walk around in.
- Location: Soi Withet, Karon Rd, Karon, Muang, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Karon Plaza is an L-shaped shopping destination along Lung Phochuan Road in Karon. Made up of guesthouses, bars, restaurants, beauty salons and massage parlours, it’s an eclectic place that's not going to win any travel awards for its beauty but is nevertheless an amusing place to stroll through, especially at night when the place comes alive and the bars are rocking. You can make your purchases, have a meal, then party all in the same place.
Named after an adjacent hotel, Karon Plaza can be a little sleepy at times, but several shopping opportunities await here: There are a couple of tailor's shops and stalls selling sunhats, beachwear, ‘I Love Phuket’ T-shirts, baseball hats and beach paraphernalia. Read More...
- Location: Luang Phor Chuan Rd, Karon, Muang, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Centre Point Village
Centre Point Village is a small shopping plaza set in an 80-metre-long covered corridor located right next to Karon Princess Hotel on the Beach Road. The plaza contains a dozen shops and restaurants. There's a convenience store, a pharmacy, a tailor, a clothes shop selling beachwear, a spa products shop and a few others.
- Location: 194/2 Karon Rd, Karon, Muang, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Amorn’s Tailors in Karon has been catering to the needs of clients since 1997. They have a stock of high-quality fabrics, including cotton, silk, wool and linen, all in a range of colours. You can have a whole new wardrobe custom made if you wish. All work is done in-house, with the company’s staff members including a pattern maker, tailors, and machinists. Call in advance and you can arrange a free pick-up from the local area. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Monday–Saturday from 10.30am to 10pm, Sundays from 5pm to 10pm
- Location: 55 Kata Noi Rd, Karon, Muang, Phuket 83100, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)76 530 314
Siam Herbal is a long-established large store located in Karon Centre. Thailand has a very long history of traditional medicine. Today mostly considered as alternative medicine, natural and herbal products have proved their efficiency for centuries.
Siam Herbal store has a good range of natural spa products and herbal preparations that could ease anything from benign squeamishness and skin irritations.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 5pm
- Location: 144/ Soi Karon 2, Karon, Muang, Phuket 83100, Thailand