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.
Karon Beach is about 3 kilometers long, and spacious enough to give you a sense of privacy that you would not have on Patong Beach. Karon also beats out Patong when it comes to the cost of food and accommodation. Karon Beach is not as developed as Patong, however, very little of the construction is on the actual beach, and this helps keep it cleaner and tidier than Patong.
The family-oriented nature of Karon Beach is reflected in the types of hotels that you will find here, which range from small guesthouses to family resorts. There are also big name hotels such as the Hilton. Karon beach also boasts several great restaurants including steak houses, seafood restaurants as well as Thai cuisine from one of several small family restaurants.