Good base for exploring Phuket, family-friendly resort

Located south of Phuket's lively Patong Beach, Karon Beach is a quieter and more understated resort than its lively neighbour, ideal for families looking for an upmarket tropical base in Thailand. The resort has a good choice of hotels and guesthouses, and offers a taste of the region's famous nightlife when the sun goes down, but in general it is a fairly peaceful town with a number of tourist facilities.