Home to Phuket's second largest beach and famous for its powdery white sand that makes a squeak when you walk on it. Up-market Karon has plenty of shopping conveniences and restaurants to suit tourists. With downtown Kata only a few kilometres for any shoppers looking to walk with the locals and find some unique items for sale. Karon is a great place to find restaurants, bars, and a traditional thai massage and has some other great locations such as Patong and Kata to explore which are just a few minutes' drive away. Tuk tuk's are always around, or alternatively rent a motorbike for a day or two and explore the island, go and visit the Big Buddha up on the hill and stop at some amazing viewpoints of the Andaman sea and mountain views along the way.