Can you please tell me how long it would take to walk from the hotel to the beach? And if it is even walkable for a young couple?
It is definitely possible. You can either walk to Kata beach or Kata Noi beach from the hotel. Kata Noi is closer by probably 10-15mins compared to Kata. We went to Kata Noi quite a few times and it took us around 15mins walk. However, you need to keep in mind that going to the beach is easier since it is walking downhill and the return will be a bit more challenging since you have to walk uphill. We didn't mind a bit of exercise to burn off the calories from the delicious food and drinks we were having everyday. I hope I answered your query. :)
Yes it is possible to walk to beach but the hill coming home is hard but if u don't mind that it's doable but hiring a scooter for a few days is a good idea I think there is a courtesy bus as well at the hotel not very frequent but I'm nearly certain there is hope this helps you
The hill going up is gruelling especially in the heat of day, plus if you go to the beach and return and then want to go back in the evening you'll soon get fed up of doing it. taxis at the bottom of the hill charge 200 that to get up it. We hired a scooter for 4 days which was cheaper than getting a taxi each day plus you could travel anywhere at anytime.
Its possible but not fun, its really steep uphill with cars and motorcycles zooming past you, theres no sidewalk so your basically on the road. Theres a taxi stand always with a taxi always available in front of the hotel that try to take advantage of this, and charge insane prices just for that 2 min drive. Either way, the hotel isn't really good, very expensive, the food is horrible, literally horrible, and theres nothing around, no pharmacies, no restaurants, no bars, and no beach.
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