Thavorn Palm Beach Resort is the perfect destination for those looking for a luxurious retreat that offers tranquility and good nightlife options. Situated on Karon beach, it’s the ideal place to be if you want to go on a shopping spree in Phuket.
A perfect vacation means different things to different people. That's why we have designed our resort to cater to families, large groups, and couples. Whether you want to spend quality time with your loved ones or escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we've got you covered. For those seeking to indulge in a little luxury, our resort features an exquisite spa where you can unwind and rejuvenate with various treatments. We also offer a fitness center, two swimming pools, a kid's club, and several dining options, including a beachfront restaurant that serves delicious Thai and international cuisine.
One of the biggest advantages of staying with us is our unbeatable location. Situated just a short distance from two of the most famous shopping spots in Phuket, Patong, and Karon, guests are within easy reach of an abundance of retail therapy opportunities.
Patong is a bustling tourist hub with a wide range of shops, markets, and malls, while Karon offers a more laid-back atmosphere, with smaller shops and local markets to explore. The best part? We offer a shuttle service to both destinations, making it easy for you to venture out and explore the local shopping scene. Let's explore some of the best options available near you.
Our Top Four Shopping Destinations in Phuket
1. Karon Temple Night Market:
Check out the Karon Temple Night Market for a unique shopping and dining experience in Phuket. This vibrant market comes to life every Tuesday and Friday evening, offering local food and handmade handicrafts. You'll be surrounded by colorful stalls selling everything from t-shirts and scarves to beautiful pottery and hand-carved wooden souvenirs. And, of course, no trip to a night market is complete without sampling the local cuisine. You'll find an array of delicious street food, from spicy curries and grilled meats to sweet treats like mango sticky rice and fried bananas. Grab a bite to eat and explore this unique spot for true street-style shopping in Phuket.
2. Karon Plaza:
Located in the heart of Karon Beach, this bustling Phuket shopping market offers a plethora of local goods and souvenirs. Explore everything from handmade crafts to home decor. It is a great place to pick up a unique memento to remember your trip to Phuket. The market is open every evening and is a great place to hang out and soak up the lively atmosphere. You'll find street performers, live music, and even a small beer garden where you can sit back and enjoy a cold drink while taking in the sights and sounds around you.
3. Karon Avenue:
If you're in the mood for more upscale shopping during your stay, check out Karon Avenue. This stylish boutique spot is just a short distance from our resort and offers a range of high-end shops, restaurants, and services. One of the highlights of Karon Avenue is the abundance of fresh fruits and organic produce available, making it a great place to stock up on local Thai fruits or produce to take back home with you. In addition, you'll find a range of convenience stores like 7/11 as well. Why not indulge in a little retail therapy and explore the range of boutiques selling everything from designer clothing and accessories to handmade jewelry and artisanal crafts. And when you're ready to relax and unwind, there are plenty of massage parlors and wellness services on offer, making Karon Avenue the perfect destination for a day of pampering and luxury.
4. Center Point Village:
Looking for a place to satisfy all your beachwear and pampering needs? Look no further than this charming shopping center. Shop 'til you drop for luscious oils, luxurious lotions, and candles that smell like heaven; you'll find everything you need to indulge in some serious spa time. And for those who want to take their beach style up a notch, Center Point Village sells an extensive collection of super-stylish beach and swimwear. Furthermore, you can treat yourself to a custom-tailored outfit or accessory, as plenty of tailors and sewists are on hand to create a one-of-a-kind piece just for you.
Tips for Shopping in Phuket
As a visitor to Phuket, there are a few shopping tips you should keep in mind to make your experience smooth and enjoyable. First and foremost, it's essential to be aware of currency exchange rates and where to exchange your money safely. Many shops and vendors in Phuket accept credit cards, but carrying cash with you is always a good idea, especially in night markets or when street shopping.
When it comes to bargaining, it's a common practice in Thailand, but it's important to be polite and respectful throughout the process. Start by offering a lower price than the asking price, but don't haggle aggressively or disrespectfully. Finally, it's always a good idea to shop around and compare prices before making a purchase, as prices can vary widely from shop to shop. By following these tips and being mindful of local customs, you can enjoy a stress-free and satisfying shopping experience during your stay in Phuket.
With Thavorn Palm Beach Resort as your accommodation in Phuket you can shop easily, knowing you have a comfortable retreat to return to. With a range of shopping options just a short distance away, you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to finding the perfect souvenirs, gifts, and local products. Our convenient shuttle services and transportation arrangements make getting to and from these shopping destinations a breeze.
So why not book your stay with us today and discover all that Phuket's shopping scene has to offer? We look forward to welcoming you to Thavorn Palm Beach Resort!