The Access Resort and Villas

When you stay at The Access Resort and Villas, the first thing you’ll notice is its head-turning pool. It’s winding and river-like, with over 100 swim-up rooms leading directly into it. If you order room service in one of these rooms, it’s even delivered by a traditional Thai tail boat. And if that wasn’t enough, there are several swim-up bars in the pool, too.

Elsewhere in the hotel, a spa, gym and games room are on hand to keep you entertained – unless you want to spend the day on the beach, snorkelling and scuba diving.

In the evening, you can dine in a buffet restaurant or a poolside a la carte. After dinner, there’s live music to enjoy as you sip on a cocktail.

Overview of Karon Beach

A holiday to Phuket combines relaxation with active entertainment. Once famous as a retreat for backpackers, Phuket is now one of the most outstanding tourism hotspots in Asia thanks to resorts like Karon Beach and hotels like The Access Resort and Villas.

In Karon Beach, the town is split into three parts: Karon Centre, Karon Beach Road and Luang Poh Chuan Road. Once a sleepy fishing village, Karon Beach is now a popular holiday resort that specialises in laid-back vibes.

But, during your stay, you’ll also find loads of history and water sports to fill your days.

Things to do in Karon Beach

When you stay at The Access Resort and Villas, you’re only 10 minutes from Karon Beach, and if you don’t fancy the walk, the hotel’s shuttle bus will get you there in a couple of minutes. This beach is the third-longest in Phuket and stretches for miles, so you’ll never be short of space.

Down on the waterfront, you’ll find a great range of water sports. Swimming is popular because the waters are gentle and free from rocks, but volleyball and scuba diving are also available.

In the evening, Karon Beach really comes alive. It’s more sedate than some of the other towns in Phuket, but its diverse bars range from Irish bars to beach clubs. Before you head out for the night, stop by the hotel’s impressive restaurants offering cuisines from around the world.

On a stay in Karon Beach, you can explore Thailand’s rich culture, enjoy a snorkelling adventure and visit some buzzing bars. It’s a great way to experience the very best of Thailand.

Resort Summary

It’s hard to go on holidays to Karon Beach without submerging yourself in the town’s vivid culture and traditions. Your first stop should be to the Karon Temple, also known as Wat Karon. It’s only half a kilometre from the beach, so it’s easy to schedule in to your itinerary. The temple dates back to 1895, although there have been major renovations since. There are still monks on site, so it’s a fascinating insight into a truly Thai way of life.

Another way to immerse yourself in Thai traditions is by taking a cooking class. There’s no denying that the country’s cuisine is one of the most popular in the world, so learning to cook authentic dishes is a skill you can take home and show off to your friends.