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This cozy, secluded beach features calm waters and is a favorite for families and couples to relax, snorkel and body surf.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Pakbang Road, Kata Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Kata is a smaller beach in Phuket island. We enjoyed staying here. Also consider Karon beach just north a bit. Both wonderful.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Explorer784148
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was a bit disappointed. First visit, not sure what to expect. Was not idyllic and was very busy and the sand was ok but not that special. Nice walk and paddle. Plenty of beach bars and the usual hawkers. The sea itself is not...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank andrew1211
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Personally I prefer kata beach than patong as it’s cleaner and more beautiful either day or night. Less crowded and the beach are cleaner with less rubbish

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank stefaniecst
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very nice sand, clean water not so many people during weekdays. You can enjoy the view and some nautical sports like SkiJets, banana, parasailing. It’s a real pleasure to stay there.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank remusretezan
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The beach is good for swimming and sunbathing. There is a jet ski for rent. This place has crowded tourists. The beach here is clean. In the evening there are local markets.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank thadchanon
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It’s a nice slow paced beach with a few quiet bars on the sand to relax. Good for swimming just stay out of the jet ski lanes but it’s not as crowded as patong. If you want a party it’s not this place, come to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank j0n1g
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Unlike Patong Beach this one was not smelly.. the sand was white and it was finer .. waves were small and you will enjoy spending time by the beach. In the evening there are lots of local market around to have food..

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank 211priyankap
Reviewed 1 week ago

My favorite beach in regards to clear water and sand free of trash. Also nice if you like watching fit Russian women in tiny bikinis. Much more quiet than Patong.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Jon P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably the nicest of the popular beaches in Phuket - gets busy but worth a visit, lots of shops, markets, restaurant, in kata

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank LeslieH895
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great beach for swimming and laying about. Water nice and warm. Not to crowded with our stay and not overtaken with jet skis and parasailing. These activities are kept to the one side of the beach. Beach chairs and umbrellas are available at a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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7 February 2019|
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Response from DRMarsicano | Reviewed this property |
There's a large supermarket on the main road out the back (not beach front), half way to Karon
16 May 2018|
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Response from KEVIN R | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can - two is maximum - prices vary and I would always haggle haggle haggle!! Go to them when they are quiet!! Typically 30 minutes and no age restrictions but it is quite hard with the body harness on your skin. The... More
19 April 2018|
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Response from Aussietraveller11 | Reviewed this property |
Kata Noi is a better beach and is only 10 minutes walk from Kata Beach itself.