Things to do in Karon and near by

There are so much more activities day and night to do in karon and towns near by , just take few minutes away, Staying in Karon is about the middle of everywhere that doesn't take much time to travel and not far away from a noisy place like Patong
Staying at On-The-Hill-Karon Resort, you will truly enjoy your own privacy with your family or your love one. Here are the trip ideas that you can spend while staying with us.
Patong
Kata
Karon
Phuket Town
Rawai
Promtep Cape

Traditional Thai massage, Foot reflexology and Herbal sauna

Why is massage so common in Thailand? Well, there is a very logical explanation. Traditionally, all people in Southeast Asia used massage in the home as they are a rice cultivation culture. At the end of a working day, family members would massage one another to work out muscle stress from bending over either planting or cultivating rice.

The art and science of reflexology is believed to be 5000 years old. By applying pressure to specific points of the foot, reflexology can cure and prevent disease.

For many centuries Thai people have understood the value of a refreshing steam sauna. There is mostly local herbs (for example ginger and lemon grass) used to purify the blood, improve blood circulation and clean the lungs. Click this link for a Phuket Spa guide

Hide Away Spa
Nanai Road, Patong
Rest and Relax
Rath-U-Thit td, Patong (2 places)
Discos and Pubs

Most bars and pubs are located along or near Bangla Road and Soi Sunset.
Gay venues are located near Royal Paradise Hotel in the area called Paradise Complex.

Patong
Banana Disco
Beach Road, near Patong Beach Hotel

Safari
The islands biggest, partly outdoor, nigh club with 5 bars, restaurant, live music and a love garden.
On the hilltop between Karon Beach.

Tiger entertainment
Bangla Road and.
Phuket Town: Food market by early morning, buzzing commercial hub by midday, and nightlife destination after dark, Phuket town is many things to many people. Most fun of all is the mix of old and new-style Thai.
T2 Disco is at close to the clock tower circle right next to the metropole hotel.

Jammin Music club in Phuket town. Very popular. Great live band and sound system.
Location: 78/28 Bangkok Road (opposite Yee Teng Complex), Phuket Town.
Phone: (0)7622 0189

Timber hut Popular music pub.
Music club in Phuket town Location: 118/1 Yaowarat rd, Phuket town

Kor Tor Mor bar Popular music pub. Thai (loud) live music.
Kor Tor Mor attracts a younger Hi-So crowd. 41/5 Chanacharoen Road (+66 76 232 285); ;

Ka Jok See is a favorite with expats, high-society Bangkok types and jet setters. Camp restaurant early, house party gone wild later. 26 Takua Pa Road (+66 76 217 903)

Seua Saming Lounge music bar. Smoother music, better cocktails and more sophisticated crowds. 83-85 Yaowarat Road (+66 76 259 269)
Golf

Golf Orient Phuket
Golf tours in Thailand. Golf Orient - Phuket's leading golf vacation specialists. Comprehensive information about golf in Phuket. Every golf course is listed!

Dino Park Mini Golf at Karon Beach

 

Phuket FantaSea - Don't miss it!

Phuket FantaSea is a Vegas-style spectacular with a cultural theme set in a newly constructed theater at Kamala Beach, 20 minutes from Patong Beach. Illusions for this production range from flying scarves, to disappearing elephants and appearing tigers.
Buy the full package for 1,700 Baht which includes the show (approx. 1,5 hour) and an excellent buffet dinner served in the biggest buffet dining room in the world (4,000 seats).

Simon Cabaret

The biggest transvestite cabaret show on Phuket Island and one of the best in Thailand. Located on the way to Karon Beach (100/6-8 Muu 4), not so far away from Safari. Entrance fee 500 Baht for Economy class, 600 Baht for VIP seats. The entrance fee includes one soft drink. Shows at 19.30 and 21.30. www.phuket-simoncabaret.com

Adventure

Bungy Jump

Patong Gokart Racing

Paint ball and shooting
Phuket Shooting Range, on the way to Chalong bay.

Elephant trekking
Elephants that used to work in the forests in Thailand are now often used to serve tourists. You will find trekking possibilities along the entire west coast of Phuket Island.

Water sports

Sea Canoeing

Snorkeling
You can find sites for good snorkeling on almost every beach on Phuket, but the best snorkeling is found on one of the islands surrounding Phuket Island. Coral Island and Phi Phi Island (pronounced Pee Pee) offers crystal clear warm waters.

Scuba Diving
Phuket is one of the world's top 10 spots for scuba diving. The most famous sites are out in the Andaman Sea, near Similan Islands.

Yacht charters in Phuket Big range of bareboats and crewed yachts available.

Boat cruising
You can hire boats everywhere around the Island. It might be a so called long tail boat (old fishing boat) that can be chartered for the day or a couple of hours. There are also speed boats available along with cruise ships doing tours to Phang Nga bay and other exciting destinations.

Attractions

Butterfly Farm and Phuket Aquarium
Cape Panwa, Amphur Muang, Phuket.

Phuket Zoo
A very small zoo located between Phuket Town and Chalong bay.

Sea Gypsy Village
Avoid the two gypsy villages on Phuket! The people living in these villages has lost their traditional way of living and are now living in something that easiest is described as zoo-like villages.

Gibbon Rehabilitation Project
This project is very much worth visiting. They are trying to rehabilitate gibbons (the smallest species of ape) kept in captivity. Their location is in the middle of the tropical jungle, close to Bang Pae Waterfall (marked on all Phuket maps). Worth supporting. Do that by adopting your own gibbon or give a donation.

Sports

Thai boxing
Watch for free at the stadium at the crossing of Bangla Road and Rath-U-Thit Road. There is also a stadium in Phuket Town. Buy your tickets from any travel agency in Patong.

Shopping

There are two departments stores on Patong Beach called Ocean Plaza.
The new Ocean Plaza opened in 1998 and features a supermarket open daily until 24.00, game hall and bowling on the third floor. It's located on Bangla Road, near the crossing of Rath-U-Thit Road.

Robinson Department Store
in Phuket Town has more to offer and is worth visiting if you are looking for good quality cloths and shoes. Open daily.
(Tesco) Lotus The first real super mall in Phuket town
Big C near to Lotus in Phuket town
Central Festival 120,000 square meters bursting with world-class products, Central Festival Phuket is the consummate one-stop shopping, non-stop entertainment complex for every Phuket resident and visitor. Enjoy the newest, largest, most complete shopping and entertainment complex in the South of Thailand.

Tours and Trips

There is a wide variety of day trips available and it's impossible for us to mention everyone of them. This is a selection of trips that we consider being among the best.

Hang Nga Bay and James Bond Island - Don't miss it!

This is where the James Bond movie "The man with the golden gun" is filmed. Visit James Bond Island and watch the spectacular nature with impressive limestone cliffs and mangrove marsh. You will also visit a Muslim village during this trip.

Phi Phi Islands (actually pronounced Pee Pee)
These two islands are called "The paradise island" and you will understand why when you go there. Phi Phi Islands are also famous for the movies that have been filmed there. The latest one is "The Beach" with Leonardo di Caprio. The islands are crowded during high season but their beauty makes them still worth visiting.

Similan Island
Excellent diving site!

Coral Island
Good snorkeling!

Koh Kai
A small undeveloped island.