The Karon beach area features several large resorts and a number of shopping options from boutique stores to large markets. Unlike Patong the shopping options are more spread out and the shopping experience is less hectic and you can often barter a far better deal on most items.
A majority of the local shopping areas are based around Karon traffic circle and along Patak Road. You can easily find convience stores, banks, optomistrists, photo labs, pharmacies, tailors, bars and dental clinics.
Karon Beach Tailors
One of the best places to get a suit while you are in Karon Beach is from Holmenkollen International. You can find their tailor shop located just opposite Rattana Beach hotel.
Karon Beach Road Shopping
If you travel south along beach road towards Kata Beach you will find Karon Plaza which is a massive covered bazaar that offers everything you could ever need. You can find luggage, clothes, sourveniors, handicraft items, watches, beachwear, hats, shoes, beach gear and so much more. This is one of the best places to get some shopping done out of the heat of the sun and grab a real bargain.
Aroona Karon Shops
A smaller shopping area just off Beach Road, features a number of handicraft stores, restaurants, cafés and convenience stores based around Old Phuket Resort.
Jungceylon Shopping Complex
If you are looking for a Thai version of Westfield you can head over to Jungceylon Shopping Complex. Their international shopping & leisure destination is located in Patong Beach, on the corner of Bangla Road and Rat-u-thit 200 Years Road (Patong Soi 2). The Jungceylon shopping centre is your luxury destination for shopping, drinking, dining, leisure and entertainment. The complex features 75,000 sqm of retail space with over 300 stores and a vast entertainment area.
Entertainment Options: Famous Nightclub, Full Moon Brewwork, Mario Loand, SF Cinema City, Shell World Museum, XD Theater.
Jungceylon offers 4 zones to explore: Silang Boulevard, The Port, Sino Phuket, Phuket Square
Jungceylon Hours of Operation
May October: 11.00 am till 10.00 pm Everday
November April: 11.00 am till 11.00 pm Everday
Big C Extra: 10.00 am till 10.00 pm. Everday
SF Cinema City: 11.00 am till 1.00 am Everyday
SF Strike Bowl: 12.00 am till 1.00 am Everyday