Kata Beach Phuket
Kata Beach, historically known as a fishing village, has expanded in total harmony with nature, mixing Thai tradition with modern and variegated tourism necessities. It boasts one of the most beautiful and least contaminated beaches in the country. Kata is located behind a promontory south of Karon and is divided into two bays, Kata Yai (big Bay) and Kata Noi (small bay), Kata is an interesting beach. With its white silky sand, it’s considered one of the most relaxing and family-friendly destinations of Phuket Island as well as being one of the least contaminated around.
The beautiful Kata Bay, a few minutes south of Karon Beach, attracts and charms many visitors with its white beaches and crystal clear waters. Very popular among families and couples, Kata beach is also many tourists’ favourite thanks to its luxuriant tropical vegetation and its palm trees along the beach, excellent restaurants, shops, scuba diving centres, and lively but not noisy nightlife. From May to October, a lot of surf enthusiasts come to Kata where many international contests take place, while this beach is a real paradise for sun and suntan lovers from November to April.
Kata Beach Phuket is divided into two main areas: Central Kata in the final part, north of Karon, and South Kata, location of many attractions. Club Med occupies much of the shaded coastal road, great for taking a pleasant walk. Along that road, tourists will find many souvenir shops, 7 – Elevens, small mini-marts, and clothing stores (even branded ones). There are a lot of scuba diving centres and tour operators to help those who wish to explore other beaches and islands.
There’s a small islet in front of the beach, Koh Pu that can also be reached by swimming following a path of rich coral reefs.
Karon Beach is located a few kilometres south of Patong and Kata starts immediately south of Karon. Karon’s beach is known as “the singing beach” because when you walk on it, it makes a sound just like fresh snow. Kata Beach Phuket is better than those of Patong and Karon and you can also choose to stay in the shade of the trees flanking the beach.