Kata Beach
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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.
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More than 3 hours
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Richard_Heng
Singapore, Singapore371 contributions
Dec 2022
I didn't want to hide my disappointment when we reached Kata Beach. We were at Patong in the morning, thought that Kata will be less crowded. However, it is equally packed and not much difference.

Will be a good spot for sunset, but we didn't see it due to thick cloud
Written 8 December 2022
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K. A.
6 contributions
Nov 2022
The beach is great with fine sand... Some cart stalls selling Crepe with Banana or Mango with Nutella, Peanut Butter, Chocolate.... Also Grill Octopus, Seafood on Skewers.. Sweet Corn in cup... Noodles... Coconut and Flavored Smoothies....
Written 6 December 2022
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MaypoleJIDS
Newark-on-Trent, UK14 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
We spent a day at Kata beach swimming and had an amazing massage and pedicure on the beach can’t fault the beach massage team so lovely and relaxing thank you
Written 23 November 2022
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Lena
4 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
If you‘re looking to explore Thailand, I would definitely not recommend this place. It is so overrun by tourists and especially Russian culture, that there is nothing of Thail culture left. The food in the restaurants and the markets is not really good and more expensive than in the rest of the country, and there are almost no authentic Thai restaurants, whereas every restaurants offers Western food and a Russian menu. You can barely see any Thai people on the streets and in markets and restaurants, because they either work here or avoid Phuket. I would only recommend this place to you if you‘re looking for a nice beach, have money and don‘t care whether the surroundings are authentically Thai or not. That being said, aside from the beach Kata is also not particularly pretty.
Written 18 November 2022
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Suzanne and Graeme
Te Kuiti, New Zealand50 contributions
Oct 2022
A short walk from the Kata Palm Resort and Spa, golden sands, warm waters, sunshine and happy people. Beautiful, picturesque and relaxing, great swimming and everything within walking distance of food, drinks and whatever you want.
Highly recommended.
Written 13 November 2022
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Dag L
Sardinia, Italy6 contributions
Oct 2022
Not to crowded. easy to bath. A lot of surfers there because of the waves. Several restauranst at the south end good for lunch. and good prices
Written 12 October 2022
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Cocktail Tell
Phuket, Thailand23 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
Kata Beach, Phuket’s composed of 2 lovely beaches called Kata Yai (Big kata) and Kata Noi (Small Kata) separated from each other by a small headland, Kata Beach is suitable for holiday makers who look for bright sun, white sound, a calm clear sea.

Kata is located only 7 KM from the Chalong Intersection in Phuket town. The way leading to the beach can overlook the elegant scene of Chalong Bay on the southern coast of the island. Various kinds of accommodations, restaurants, shops and aqua-sports facilities are available.
Written 27 August 2022
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Debinha K
10 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
We did not like this beach. There is this very bad smell of urine and human waste and lots of plastic.
Written 24 August 2022
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TaherAlbaghliJulian
Kuwait City, Kuwait1,863 contributions
Jul 2022
Kata Beach is a golden sand and is considered one of the most popular beaches in Phuket. The sea water clear and the area cool not like Patong beach. Also, there are
many restaurant and cafes close to the beach. this beach great for surfing and swimming. The distance from Kata beach to Patong 30 minutes by bus and 10 minutes
by car.
Written 22 August 2022
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Missy
Phuket, Thailand2 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
Amazing instructors are photographers!!! we had a lovely time and were able to surf at Kata beach after their lesson...
Written 18 August 2022
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