Kata beach is probably the most popular beach of Phuket, located 20 minutes from the famous Patong, between the small Kata Noi and the longer Karon beach. Kata beach is mostly visited by families and couples who like to stay away from chaotic places.
All along the beach there are several amazing resorts and some great restaurants on the south end, which is often crowded during the high season. In the northern part of Kata Beach there is also a handful of Thai restaurants set right on the sand, under the shade of trees, where tourists love to hang for a meal.
The beach is about 1 km long with a soft fine sand with a beautiful blue sea. A small island called ‘Crab island’ located in the north part of the beach is a great spot to photograph the colorful sunsets of Phuket.
On Kata beach there are designated areas where you can rent umbrellas and beach loungers.
During low season the beach is very quiet and frequented by surfers riding the big waves on Kata Bay… For your own safety, please respect the red flags placed by lifeguards and only swim where it is allowed.
If you are on holiday in Phuket don’t forget to use sunscreen, the sun here is very strong, specially during high season… Have a good holiday!