The beach district of kata and Kata Noi in Phuket

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Пляж Ката, Пхукет Kata Beach

- the quality of the beach
- suitability for bathing
- protection from waves
security for children in water
infrastructure district
- entertainment and nightlife

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Kata beach (Kata Beach) Phuket is located 31 km from the airport on the West coast of the island (Kata on the map) immediately to the South of Karon beach. Kamala beach is divided into two parts: a large Kata or Kata Main Beach and he is Kata Yai and the far small or Kata or Kata Noi. Kata Noi is located 500 metres South of the great Kata and separated from it by a small Cape (Kata Noi on the map). Between the beaches, you can move on foot along the road, but the coast is interrupted by a rocky headland. The most developed of the two areas – the big Cat. In a small Kata the infrastructure is worse, but the beach is much more deserted. But the areas are so close to each other that even by staying in a hotel on a small Kata you will not notice any difference, and all that is needed for the big Cat will be available on foot.

Пляж Ката, Пхукет The Kata

The Kata as a whole – even more quiet and peaceful than Patong, although, objectively, the beach in high season is more crowded. There are no night discos, and there is no debauchery on the type of Bangla Rd in Patong, although there are bars open till late. It is a quiet place for a family holiday, and is perhaps one of the most successful for families with young children. The whole area is surrounded by hills and wild tropical forest. At the same time, all necessary for the tourist infrastructure here is: you can easily find exchange offices and banks, small shops (shopping centres is not here), many travel agencies, and, of course, cafes, bars and restaurants. Hotels in the region also abound. Almost all activities here are concentrated on the beaches and in the district with almost nothing. In the evening you can walk to restaurants or sit at one of the bars.

Пляж Ката, Пхукет

Directly big Kata beach is not as extensive as Patong, with a length of just over 1 kilometer, the width of the strip of sand is very large, sometimes more than 50 meters. The sand is very fine and pleasant, almost white. The big Cat is well protected from the winds and waves surrounding hills and headlands, so the waves here are small, especially in the high season (November to April), which makes it one of the most popular and safe for families with children in Phuket. In the season of rain (may-October) the waves become bigger and it is becoming popular with surfers. The bottom of the big Cat disappearing under the water very smoothly, and so swimming here is considered safe even for children, but during low tide is impossible to swim here, the water goes away. There are all the traditional beach activities, sun loungers, a café with access directly to the water. The main road in the area is far from the beach but close to the sand line is a small paved road, and even manage to get the cars on the sand. At the Northern end of the beach is the small island of Koh Poo, rude which is a coral reef that you can explore while snorkeling or diving.

The small Cat has a length of slightly more than 500 meters. It is even more pure, beautiful and secluded than the big Cat. The whole beach is dotted with sun loungers, but the beach there is almost no entertainment. Cafes and restaurants are available. The winds and the waves here are stronger.

To get to Kata beach from the nearby beach of Karon on foot, as they almost abut each other. From Patong beach you can reach by taxi or tuk-tuk for 200-400 baht (see currency of Thailand and the exchange rate). A taxi ride from Phuket airport will cost from 800 baht and will take about an hour at a time. From the airport go here minivans for 180 baht.

If a taxi or tuk-tuk you can't afford, you can get there cheaper by local bus but will have to do a transplant. With the southern part of the area of the big Kata with a stop at the intersection and Pakbang Rd, Kata Alley approximately every 30 minutes from 06:00 to 16:40 walks only a local bus for 35 baht to Phuket town at the old bus station. Along the way he passes through Karon beach, but not on Patong beach. The journey time of an hour. Using this bus, the area can be reached from the airport or a new intercity bus station in Phuket, but only with transfers. From the airport need to get to the old bus station in Phuket town for 100 baht (schedule here there switch to the bus. With a new bus station to the old can be reached by tuk tuk for 10 baht. To get from Patong to the bus, you can drive first in Phuket town on such bus for 30 baht, and there take. But by the time such a route will take at least 2 hours. Read more about bus station and about transport in Phuket.

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Hotels on Kata beach abound. There are almost no high-rise hotels, but you can meet several luxury hotels with their territory on the first line. In the heart of big Cat you can find lots of cheap guesthouses 400 baht, and it is here necessary to go, if you want to find affordable accommodation on the spot. The cheapest accommodation to be found in the small alleys away from the beach. Considering that the Kata every year is gaining popularity, we recommend that during the high season (November to April) to book the accommodation in advance.

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Summing up about the beach of Kata. The place is very recommended for those who love peace, nature, or came to rest with family and children. All the conditions for tourist rest here, including restaurants, exchange offices, shops, travel agencies. The beach here is wonderful, too. The only thing that is small so is the nightlife and entertainment day outside beaches. Minus the beach is crowded in high season, and every year people are becoming more.

Photos of Kata beach and Kata Noi

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
Mona-Lisa May 28, 2017
Phuket of course all the beaches are beautiful ) And, of course, on who is looking )
If you like to go to Nightclubs, bars and restaurants, and you arrived at the Phuket fun - definitely your choice should fall to Patong.
If you come with your family and for the Sea, and do not plan to take the car - then, of course, Karon or Kata. But they are also the most touristic.
If you want the opposite of quiet rest, and what would you no one bothered, then Patong or Mai Khao. On the beautiful beach of Panwa, AO Yon, on Mai Khao beach with bathing worse. Yes, the beach is sandy but very large depth and the waves can be, even in high season.
If you want everything at once, and that would be less tourists, and whatever the club was, and still restaurants not bad, the Surin or Bang Tao. But firstly it is expensive areas, and secondly, will already be hard without a car.
Well, everyone's favorite Nai Harn beach. Only by car or bike, the beach is beautiful, live mostly winterers and expats. The infrastructure is good, almost all Thais in Russian learned to speak. restaurants are generally not considered.
Nai Thon and Nai Yang is also perfect for a family holiday. Serene sandy beaches, very beautiful. Minus in poor infrastructure areas. Very limited choice of shops and restaurants. But if you lie on the sand arrived - you here :)
Well, the last one in the list, but only because it is not clear what to attribute - Kata Noi. Beautiful sandy beach in a very picturesque place. Of the minuses - no budget accommodation, expensive hotels, and to the same Kata, with its infrastructure, you still have to go :( But the beach luxurious, and not too busy with tourists. ...
Epic555 20 September, 2017
Hi, I need advice. Want to come to Phuket for excursions to the Islands (Similan Islands, Krabi, Phi Phi, etc.), beaches like Patong, Kata etc. is not needed.
Then I better stay in Phuket town or did you choose these beaches? To make it faster and more convenient to reach the Islands from the hotel given the fact that travel will pick up from your hotel on the tour. ...
admin , September 20th, 2017

Stay in Patong, there is the whole life, the travel Agency, and from there all going on the tour. It is unlikely for someone going to Phuket town ...
October 31, 2017

You really are all the same where to stop because anyway during the tour, the bus will collect tourists from all over the island and faster does not work. Only in the South does not recommend (Nai Harn), from there you will be picked up early and come home to you after all. Patonga Yes, from the point of view of logistics, not quite bad. ...
Eleson 17 January, 2018
Thailand was never planned leave at the end of March, I want a nice beach and a sea that was close to restaurants, shops, see the sights. What are the beaches and hotels can you recommend (do not interfere with the tides and calm sea)? ...
admin 18 January, 2018

Once you've never been, IMHO, you are best to go to Patong, everything is there. And so read our review of beaches can you have an opinion appears. ...
26 April, 2018
tell me and Patong beach is the surfing? ...
Pasternaque June 27, 2018

In Patong, the wave is so-so. Better to Kata ...
DAMI 13 September, 2018
Good evening,
what would you say the p-well, Kamala?
Or posovetuyte what to choose?
Need a hotel with a beach for family with two children,
to pools with slides etc
No Patong Beach
something more calm but that could go
in restaurants and massage parlors nearby,
and to travel by car ( zoo, water Park, etc.)
Thanks for the replies ...
admin 14 September, 2018

About Chalong already reported here and For a short stay I would highly not recommend. I didn't live in but came walked and treated him, then to the description to do I this area is not "inserted". If long-term stay, then it is to be away from the crowds. ...

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