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 and swim 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: Speedboat Transfer To/From Ko Phi Phi Don

2. 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: Guided ATV Tour

3. 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 and Hotel Transfer

4. Phuket:One-Way to Phi Phi Island by Ferry and Hotel Transfer

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, Phi Phi, and Koh Lanta: Speed Boat Transfer

5. Phuket, Phi Phi, and Koh Lanta: Speed Boat Transfer

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.

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What people are saying about Karon Beach

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 49 reviews

Hamit the tour guide and Cha the driver were amazing on the trip we took. Definitely recommend the tour if you want to go and visit the James Bond island by boat, the floating village is a great stop too. The kayak tour is amazing the kayak guide paddles for you and takes you around an island to so all the amazing caves that the water created trough thousands of years.

The tour was great, although we almost only had rain. Our Tozrguide Maria was amazing and was able to give us a lot of information. The only drawback was that the bot we used to visit the island was pretty loud. But they can't help it because that's just the way it is. It's best to take earplugs with you... Ps the food was absolutely amazing.

Our trip was wonderfully organised from start to finish. The driver picked us up at the agreed time, and we didn’t have to think about anything during the tour. Highly recommend this to anyone visiting Phuket!

Amazing trip! The guide was very nice, the trip was perfectly organised and everything went smoothly. The canoa experience is amazing the trip also includes a very tasty lunch. I would 100% recommend it.

Our guide Hamit is very nice and the driver Mr.Cha as well.Amazing trip at James bond Island and canoe,highly recommended