Beaches of Phuket: Kata


I have mentioned Kata beach a few times in my blog, most recently, I stayed near this beach for my Moms Night Out. Kata Beach is considered one of the more touristy beaches here on the island of Phuket. And it is with good cause. It is one of my favorite and I believe it to be one of the most beautiful beaches in Phuket.

Kata beach is actually two beaches, Kata Yai and Kata Noi.

Kata Yai beach is a long white sand beach that is lined by shady trees and is across the street from the Club Med here in Phuket. The beach is kept beautifully clean and despite the law that says no beach chairs or umbrellas allowed, you can find them for rent pretty easily. This area of Kata has some restaurants within walking distance and the bus stop is very close. The bus stop is very important, because with the bus you can get almost anywhere on the island for about 35 baht a person ($1 US).

Kata Noi is a smaller white sand beach to the south of Kata Yai. It is lined with resorts and doesn’t have much shade (queue those rented umbrellas), but the lazy waves of clear blue water and white sand beaches keep me coming back again and again.

Whichever Kata beach you decide to go to, there are quaint little Thai restaurants within walking distance.  There are also really expensive touristy restaurants as well, but I haven’t tried any of them.

I love both Kata beaches and if I don’t go to Nai Harn beach you can find me at Kata Noi usually. It offers all the beauty and amenities that one could ask for in a beach in Phuket. If you come for a  visit to Phuket (or live here), invite me to go to Kata with you, it will be fun times!


By edwin.11 (Kata Beach Uploaded by russavia) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
By edwin.11 (Kata Beach Uploaded by russavia) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

I am realizing that I need to go back to Kata soon, I don’t have any pictures of my own! Horrible! I am so disappointed in myself.

By Aklyuch (Own work) [Copyrighted free use], via Wikimedia Commons
By Aklyuch (Own work) [Copyrighted free use], via Wikimedia Commons

Kata is located on the southwest area of the island of Phuket. It is about an hour drive from the Phuket International airport.


Let’s chat!… If you could choose anywhere to live, would it be a beachy island or a bustling city? Somewhere else?


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