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Karon Beach

Karon Beach: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Phuket: James Bond Island & Canoe Tour by Longtail Boat

1. From Phuket: James Bond Island & Canoe Tour by Longtail Boat

Paddle a canoe and ride a longtail boat on this multi-stop adventure tour from Phuket with private and shared options. Taste local food, swim at Talu Cave, and visit James Bond Island to see the majestic limestone karsts made famous by the 1974 James Bond movie, “The Man with the Golden Gun.” After pickup from your hotel in Phuket, head straight to the first stop of the day, Wat Suwan Khuha, also known as the Monkey Cave, because of the cheeky primates living in the temple complex. Descend into the cave temple and look at the statues and carvings before making your way to the pier. Next, board a longtail boat and sail to the second stop, Panyee Island, also known as the Floating Village. Built on stilts by the local fishermen, the island has been inhabited since the 18th century. Explore the village, taking in local life, before having lunch at a restaurant in the village. After stuffing your belly with delicious local fare, board the boat again to make your way to Talu Cave. Enjoy some free time to canoe in the beautiful blue water. Explore the cave area, where you will find incredible stalactites and stalagmites and unusually shaped rock formations. Then, continue to the day’s main attraction, James Bond Island. Stop at the perfect viewpoint to see the breathtaking 20-meter rock formation, a solitary cliff surrounded by turquoise waters and cliffs. Admire the unforgettable picturesque scenery before starting the journey back to Phuket.

Phuket: Guided ATV Tour

2. Phuket: Guided ATV Tour

Hop on your own ATV and head off-road through mountains, rubber trees, and lush greenery on this guided ATV tour in Phuket. Enjoy glistening sea views and make an optional stop at the must-see Big Buddha Temple. Choose between a 30-minute or 1-hour ride. After pickup, head to the starting location where you’ll take off on your own ATV. Drive through the mountains surrounding Phuket and visit some of the best viewpoints in the area for a selfie or two. Choose the 1-hour ride to end your trip with a visit to the famous Big Buddha. A must-see whilst in Phuket, take some time to admire this 45-meter-tall white marble statue. Snap some rare photos and choose to make a donation as many visitors do before finishing your tour. 

Phuket: One-Way to Phi Phi Island by Ferry

3. Phuket: One-Way to Phi Phi Island by Ferry

Take the hassle out of planning with this this one-way ferry transfer service between Phuket and Phi Phi Island. Choose from an option with hotel pickup from Patong, Kata Beach, Karon Beach and Phuket Town, or an option with drop-off at these locations.  Sail on a modern and well-maintained ship with this service that offers daily, comfortable cruise ship services between Phuket and Phi Phi Island with spectacular views of the Andaman sea.  Visit the sun deck and have plenty of space to enjoy the view of the Ocean or head indoors for air-conditioned seating. Select from a morning or afternoon departure schedule and make your trip a breeze. 

Phuket: Speedboat Transfer To/From Ko Phi Phi Don

4. Phuket: Speedboat Transfer To/From Ko Phi Phi Don

Travel across the Andaman Sea to Ko Phi Phi from Phuket or vice versa with this quick, 1-hour speedboat transfer. Discover an unspoiled jewel with powdery white sand beaches and azure water, a perfect destination for an escape to paradise.  Wait in your hotel lobby in Phuket for the pickup service to Rassada Pier. Once at the pier, present your voucher to the boat staff and board your vessel. Upon arrival at Ko Phi Phi Don, the boat will dock at Tonsai Pier, near the pedestrian street, from where you can easily find your way to your hotel.  To be dropped off in Laem Tong, (Holiday Inn, Zeavola, Phi Phi Natural Resort, etc.), please choose the longtail boat charter add-on at checkout, which is per group of 4.

Phuket: Speed Boat Transfer to Koh Lanta

5. Phuket: Speed Boat Transfer to Koh Lanta

Choose from a morning or afternoon transfer with hotel pickup available in Kata Beach, Karon Beach, Patong, and Phuket Town. Alternatively, opt to meet at the port for your transfer. Relax on a quick and easy ride to your destination. Get picked up from your hotel in select neighborhoods in Phuket and Lanta and transfer to the port, or meet directly at the pier. Board the speedboat either in the morning or afternoon, depending on your chosen timeslot. Sit back and relax on a fast transfer to Koh Lanta from Phuket or vice versa with a transit stop in Koh Phi Phi Don. There is no hotel drop-off so you'll have to find your own way to your hotel from the pier of your destination.

Phuket: Phuket Airport Bus Transfer from/to Karon Beach

6. Phuket: Phuket Airport Bus Transfer from/to Karon Beach

Enjoy our modern buses with free WiFi and power charger to stay connected with your friends between Phuket Airport and Karon beach. The buses run each day between 10am and 9pm. Avoid the hassle of navigating the public transportation system before or after a long journey, instead, relax and enjoy the views of Phuket from the comfort of your seat. Board a comfort bus to leave your worries behind, and arrive on time at your destination at the airport, or in the city. Moreover, the bus is easily accessible for people on wheelchairs with the support of our professional staffs.

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What people are saying about Karon Beach

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 247 reviews

Activity: Speedboat from Phuket to Koh Atlanta. Pick up service from the hotel to the supposed pier was a disaster and ended up missing my boat. The driver pulled into some deserted corner and wanted 150 baht from me. When I refused and wanted to go to the port. suddenly he couldn't speak English anymore (although before that people had communicated in English). All in all an absolute disaster. It is better to buy a ticket on site at the port from a dealer you trust (with receipt and contact person) before you are "taken off". It was probably due to the fact that I was traveling alone. In addition, 2 tickets for the boat trip were booked on the GetYourGuide page, although only one was ordered....

Dao was an absolutely amazing tour guide and New was an excellent driver. Not only did they take us to see all of the sights but Dao took lots of quality photos for me and provided a lot of additional knowledge about Thai culture and customs! I really appreciated all of their hard work and they took very good care of our group. I felt very lucky to have such experienced and professional guides, I highly recommend this tour.

The price and what was offered was ok. We somehow expected more from Versailles, especially from the gardens, but due to the great heat everything was very dry and looked unkempt. The castle itself is huge, unfortunately there are only a few furnishings, but a lot of pictures. Not recommended without a guided tour, at least by audio guide!

It was such a great day. we were only going to the 5. Guide anek was just super warm and helpful. Everyone else involved was great too. Would book this excursion again at any time!

Great experience! Lovely guide, thanks to Khun Pai for her kindness and hospitality.