During your holidays, experience Karon beach shopping to bring some local souvenirs back home. Stretching along Karon beach and from Karon circle towards Karon city center, Karon boasts of hundreds shopping options, whether you are looking for souvenirs, Thai snacks or local handicraft. Karon shops are less concentrated than in Patong or Phuket Town; making Karon Beach shopping a quieter, more relaxed experience where you will be able to find most of the same products without being constantly oppressed by street vendors.
With a wide array of markets and boutiques, you will certainly find some good bargains around Karon, an area where most of the shopkeepers speak good English. Karon area is divided in 3 main areas. Karon center offers restaurants, shops and also a weekly market with a great choice of clothing, accessories and local food. At night time, you may experience Karon beach nightlife with its bars and clubs. The 2nd area for Karon beach shopping stretches along Karon beach with mainly shops and resorts and is home to Karon Bazaar, a 6000 sqm covered market, open daily from 10am onwards. The last part revolves around Luang Poh Chuan Road full of restaurants and evening entertainment.
Wherever you chose to go, you will be able to find some fashion accessories (jewellery, sunglasses, handbags…), some decoration items, local handicraft, food and drinks, as well as some massage parlours ideal to rest your feet after a long Karon beach shopping spree.
10 minutes-walk away from Karon city center and facing Karon Beach, Novotel Phuket Karon Beach and Spa is the ideal Novotel Phuket to rest and relax after a long day Karon beach shopping. If not enough, serial shoppers may be able to take a taxi to go to Jungceylon shopping center, reachable only after 15 minutes drive. Another famous spot for shopping is Central Festival, not far away from Phuket Town, about 40 minutes away from this Phuket resort.