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    Kata or Karon recommendations

    Looking at staying a few nights in Kata or Karon in July. Any hotel recommendations? Also, is it a clean beach and ok for swimming?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomad View Post
    Looking at staying a few nights in Kata or Karon in July. Any hotel recommendations? Also, is it a clean beach and ok for swimming?
    I spent 2 weeks at the Centra Villas Resort just out of Karon on the way to Patong. Very seculed on side of hills looking out over ocean. Only drawback have to get a taxi 200bt when want to go to Karon.

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    Swimming is fine at either Karon or Kata....Kata Noi too....much better and cleaner beaches than the majority of Patong beach.
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    Have only ever stayed in Karon once. That was on my first ever trip and we stayed at the Pacific Club Resort. Was a nice place, staff were great. A mate and I booked the 2 bedroom suite which had a large outside area, lounge, dining and kitchen. Rooftop pool. It was a on a hill and about a 10min walk into central Karon. Hotel was great, but we just found Karon to be too quiet for us and we spent most nights commuting up to Patong. I haven't stayed in Kata, but love the beach. It's nicer than Karon IMO, Kata Noi is even nicer. As for swimming in July, lots of drownings in Phuket in low season!!

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    I really like Kata beach. Never stayed there, but the beach is one of my favourites in Thailand. Had a NZ feel to it...

    In low season the village area is very very quiet...
    My only experience was in a pie making factory managing the gravy team


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    Have stayed in Karon several times over the years for varying lengths of time ... always with a special someone ... would not stay there "alone" in low season .... the beach is nice but can be dangerous at certain times of the year (especially if you are a drunk farang who ignores red flags, beach closed signs and locals waving their arms and yelling "No swim..No swim" as I saw last trip there)
    The Phuket Island View hotel was good value and well located in Karon.

    Enjoy..
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    Thanks guys. Will check them out.
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