Known to local Thais as “Khao Saam Haad” (Three Beaches Hill), the Karon Viewpoint showcases stellar views of the 8-kilometer stretch of Kata Noi, Kata, and Karon beaches as well as panoramic views of the Andaman Sea.
The Karon Viewpoint is just south of Kata Noi Beach, located on the mountain shortcut road from Kata to Nai Harn. The viewpoint is a bit of a hot spot. It is busy most days of the year and is a staple on many Phuket package tour itineraries.
The sweeping views from Karon Viewpoint are some of the most photographed images of the island. Looking north from the viewpoint, the Andaman Sea glistens, the beaches proudly showcase their white sand, and the hills are lush and green.
Whether you’re interested in photography, or nature, or just looking for a scenic spot to relax, Karon Viewpoint is a pleasant place to visit.
Aside from the views, there is not much else at the viewpoint. During the day, there are a few vendors selling snacks and drinks, but once the sun sets, the place becomes empty. If you find yourself visiting the Karon Viewpoint around midday, there is a gazebo that provides a bit of welcome shade from the heat.
The Karon Viewpoint is about a ten-minute drive to both the Kata and Nai Harn neighborhoods, passing elephant camps, reggae bars, and a few restaurants with a view along the way.
The viewpoint is open daily, and there are no admission fees. However, you should be aware that the area can get crowded during peak tourist season and on weekends.
Karon Viewpoint is a must-visit destination for those looking for a breathtaking panoramic view of Phuket’s southern coast. It is a must-see destination for everyone and should not be missed if you are visiting Phuket at any time during the year.
Additionally, visitors can easily combine a visit to Karon Viewpoint with other nearby attractions in Phuket. With so much to see and do in the area, a visit to Karon Viewpoint can easily be a part of a larger itinerary exploring all that Phuket has to offer.