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Karon Noi Beach ⛱️

An amazing private beach near Patong

Karon Noi Beach, sometimes also called ‘Relax Beach”, is one of the most beautiful beaches in Phuket, home to the luxurious 5-star hotel Le Meridien Phuket. It has perfect soft white sand, shallow clear blue waters and many coconut trees to create the picture-perfect holiday background. It is quiet and unspoilt, and of course, there is a good reason for this little paradise to remain so exclusive: Karon Noi is one of the few private beaches of Phuket.

Karon Noi Beach in Phuket

Karon Noi Beach is occasionally called ‘Relax Beach’, remaining of the old days when the first tourists arrived on the island, but you will possibly see it on the map as ‘Haad Karon Noi’ or ‘Hat Karon Noi’. This is because ‘Haad’ or ‘Hat’ means ‘Beach’ in Thai.

Karon Noi Beach

This heavenly cove is tucked between Patong and Karon Beach, both very busy seaside towns. Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort found this little paradise a long time ago, and while there are legally no private beaches in Phuket, you can own the land around it, which allows you to restrict access. So you guessed it, the only way to enjoy this beach is to be a guest at the hotel.

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Where to stay on Karon Noi

Le Meridien Phuket

A view of Le Meridien showing the location on the beach

The only way to enjoy a stroll on Karon Noi Beach is to be a guest at Le Meridien Phuket. This large hotel is one of the first to open in Phuket decades ago, but it has not lost any of its charms. Not only the private beach is amazing, but the swimming pool is also one of the largest on the island. If this wasn’t enough, Le Meridien boasts no less than 7 restaurants, an immense fitness room, many watersports, a great spa and a kids club.

You can also come for lunch and you are then free to walk around, which is what we usually do. Sure the price of the lunch is higher than your usual local restaurant, but it’s worth it since you get to access this exclusive beach! The security is pretty tough, especially if you come on a motorbike with a big camera bag. Less so if you arrive by car.

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Hotel Summary & Guests Score


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The BeachFantastic beach: Direct access to Karon Noi, an immense private beach with superb white sand and clear water
The Hotel5-star resort, 417 rooms and 57 suites, with full or partial beach views
The Facilities9 restaurants and a massive pool. Spa, Huge fitness, watersports
What's Around?Nothing around the hotel itself but Patong and Karon are easy to reach in minutes.
Who is it for?Great for everyone, especially families. Suitable for couples who want to enjoy a superb beach and still be able to reach Patong for party and nightlife easily.
Worth Noticing The resort is immense so it’s not exactly an intimate hotel. The pool is also the largest in Phuket.
PriceA bit high, but the beach is worth it.

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Karon Noi Beach

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Fast Facts about Karon Noi Beach

⛱️ Beach condition:Amazing
⛱️ Other beach nearby:Karon Beach
🍴 Best hotel nearby:Le Meridien Phuket
🍹 Beach club:Relax Bar at Le Meridien
🚙 Distance to Karon Beach:4 km
🚙 Distance to Patong Beach:5 km
🚙 Distance to Phuket Town:18 km
✈️ Distance from Phuket International Airport:41 km

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4.5/5 - (41 votes)
Willy Thuan

Born in France a long long time ago, I started to travel the world early until I settled in Phuket in 1994. For the past 30 years, my passion for photography and my curiosity have taken me to every corner of Phuket, Bangkok and everywhere I could go in Thailand. My goal is to share my discoveries, photos and tips to help travellers plan their holidays by making Phuket 101 as easy as possible to use for everyone!