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?


  11 comments for “Beaches of Phuket: Kata

  1. thehomeschoolingdoctor
    November 7, 2015 at 3:54 am

    Oh how pretty! I definitely don’t like cities, but I like to be within about two hours of one. Thank you for the lovely beach snippets. Aaaaah.
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    • andthreetogo
      November 7, 2015 at 6:22 am

      You’re welcome Terri! My gauge is that I have to be within 10 minutes drive of a proper grocery store 😉

  2. thehomeschoolingdoctor
    November 8, 2015 at 9:22 am

    Ha! I’ll settle for a good restaurant that’s close too!
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  3. Lani
    November 8, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    I’ve never lived on a beachy island, unless you count Hawaii, 555, and I’m not a city gal, at all. So the beach it is!
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    • andthreetogo
      November 9, 2015 at 6:50 am

      I would definitely count Hawaii as a beach you island! 😉 My mom spent a large portion of her childhood and early adult years in Hawaii, when she visited here she saw a lot of similarities. Though I am pretty sure Hawaii is much cleaner than Phuket.

  4. Chamisa
    November 11, 2015 at 4:19 am

    Neither – we are mountain/forest people ;). Both my husband and I lived nearly across the street from the beach in high school (before we knew each other), and we rarely went. If only the beach didn’t have all that scratchy sand and sticky salt water… 🙂
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    • andthreetogo
      November 11, 2015 at 7:03 am

      Hahha. I felt that same way almost my whole life! Especially the sand part… That stuff is the pits!
      See, forests always kind of creep me out. There can be so much hiding in there 🙂

      • Chamisa
        November 11, 2015 at 7:32 am

        Wha?? How did you get over the sand ick?
        Haha, yeah, that is true. I would never want to go alone in one. I was kind of amazed in Germany how many people I would come across randomly in the woods..
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        • andthreetogo
          November 11, 2015 at 7:43 pm

          I got over it when we first came to
          Thailand. The sand just falls off one here, and is so fine (most of the time). Back home in Northern California the sand was cold and sticky and just plain uncomfortable and ugly (all in my opinion of course).

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