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Phuket has plenty of historic attractions, such as the classic Sino-Portuguese architecture in Phuket Town, along with ancient temples and rain forest. The island is also one vast playground for activities of all kinds for everyone, with the fun extending to the ocean with beaches, island hopping, sea cruises and diving. 

In the heart of Karon Town, with an abundance of eateries and entertainment opportunities at its doorstep and Karon Beach a short stroll away, Centara Karon Resort Phuket is perfectly located to experience the many facets of Phuket. The setting of the resort provides an air of quietness, backed by green hills and with the beach only a few moments away.

Our team and tour information desk will gladly arrange excursions and activities such as elephant riding, island hopping across the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea, PADI diving and snorkelling, and sea canoeing. 

A scheduled shuttle service takes guests from the resort to Patong, and Phuket International Airport is reached in less than one hour. 

Tourist Attractions

Karon Beach

Karon Beach

A few minutes’ walk from the resort, Karon Beach is a wide, fine stretch of sand that stretches over four kilometres. More chilled-out than Patong Beach, and quieter, Karon Beach offers plenty of space for beach games along with a variety of watersports. There are longtail boats for hire and lots of sun loungers for family members to relax comfortably.

Phuket's Big Buddha

One of the island’s most revered landmarks and must-visit destinations, Phuket’s Big Buddha sits atop the Nakkerd Hill, approximately 25 kilometres from the resort, between Chalong and Kata. The 45-metre high image can be seen from afar, while Nakkerd Hill offers sweeping vistas over Phuket Town, Kata and Karon beaches, and Chalong Bay.

Phuket Town

Phuket Town

The soul of Phuket is here, for the island has a long and colourful history. Reached within 30 minutes by road, Phuket Town appeals to holidaymakers with its host of colourful shophouses designed in Sino-Portuguese style and which nowadays house arty coffee shops and restaurants, narrow alleyways with Chinese Taoist shrines, and shopping opportunities for artworks and curios along with clothing and accessories. Phuket Town is also known for its bubbling blend of music, art and food. 

Phi Phi Islands

Phi Phi Islands

With long stretches of powdery white sand spilling into crystal clear waters, towering limestone cliffs and jungle-clad interiors, the six islands that make up Koh Phi Phi have everything one would expect of a tropical paradise. Phi Phi Ley, home to popular Maya Bay, Bamboo Island, Yung Island, Bida Nok, and Bida Nai are unspoiled islands protected by their National Park status and surrounded by warm waters teeming with exotic marine life, making them popular options for snorkelling and diving day trips from Phuket.


With a choice of dive sites considered as being amongst the world’s most fascinating, the Andaman Sea is a tropical paradise for diving enthusiasts. Clear waters, dramatic limestone formations dominating the horizon, and splendid corals are the key ingredients to the region’s popularity with divers. To the east side of the island lie Shark Point, Anemone Reef, the King Cruiser shipwreck and the Phi Phi Islands, all of which are suitable for one-day dive trips. The paradise islands of Koh Racha Yai and Koh Racha Noi, off the southern tip of Phuket, present thrilling drift dives with great visibility, while the Hin Daeng offshore pinnacle has vertical drop-offs of 60 metres and more. Diverse marine life, including whale sharks and leopard sharks, and colourful corals are highlights of the Andaman Sea diving experience. 


With six regionally renowned golf courses, Phuket is a popular destination to tee off in style. On the northern side of the island, set on 730 acres of land in a secluded valley that overlooks Phuket’s hinterlands, the Blue Canyon Country Club is an award-winning golfing destination. The addition of The Lakes Course in 1999 presents water hazards on 17 out of 18 holes while the finishing hole reputedly is one of the best in the region. The Kathu area, approximately 30 minutes away from the resort, presents a concentration of three high-class golf courses, namely the Red Mountain Golf Club, the Loch Palm Golf Club and Phuket Country Club, the latter being the island’s very first golf course.


More than a shopping destination, Patong-based Jungceylon consists of four expansive, different zones, each offering a distinctive shopping and entertainment experience. The Sino Phuket zone is designed to evoke the Sino-Portuguese architectural style that characterises Phuket Town, with colourful shophouses serving a choice of cuisines and with plenty of space to sit back and relax. Silang Boulevard is for shopping, dining and wellness; and Phuket Square is all about fun and entertainment options with a cinema, bowling, karaoke, and children’s amusement park. There is also a microbrewery.

Jungceylon is reached within 30 minutes from the resort.