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Kata Beach
Just to the south of Karon lies Kata, a laid-back town with two stunning beaches. Kata Yai is the bigger beach, and if you’re not the type to lounge on the sand all day, you can rent practically any type of water-sports equipment here. Kata Noi, on the other hand, is quieter and smaller—ideal for a lazy day. Want a break from the beach? TripAdvisor travelers recommend taking a local Thai cooking class or going elephant trekking.

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Kata Beach
Kata Beach
This cozy, secluded beach features calm waters and is a favorite for families and couples to relax, snorkel and body surf.
Attraction type: Beaches
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Surf House
Surf House
Owner description: Aloha! Surf House Phuket is a family oriented, beach front surf club which has its own bistro and bar, as well as retail outlet. The centrepiece of the venue is the 'Double... more Owner description: Aloha! Surf House Phuket is a family oriented, beach front surf club which has its own bistro and bar, as well as retail outlet. The centrepiece of the venue is the 'Double FlowRider' which allows one to seemingly 'surf', all day... everyday! Signature cocktails and cuisines prepared by international and award winning team of chef are equally appealing as you sit back and enjoy the rustic and beautiful Kata Beach.So pack up for an adventure and see you at Surf House Phuket! less
Attraction type: Water Parks
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Phuket Best Tours
Phuket Best Tours
Attraction type: Cooking Classes; Taxis & Shuttles; 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours; City Tours; Speed Boats Tours
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Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking
Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking
Owner description: Kok Chang Elephant Trekking Safari in set on a beautiful ocean viewpoint where the dense tropical jungle overlooks Kata Noi Bay. We offer various jungle routes riding on these... more Owner description: Kok Chang Elephant Trekking Safari in set on a beautiful ocean viewpoint where the dense tropical jungle overlooks Kata Noi Bay. We offer various jungle routes riding on these Majestic animals from 20 minutes, or to the summit on 30 minute and 1 hour treks. Fully trained and experienced guide handlers will take you and your family through the dense tropical forest along paths and trails from the southwest corner of the beautiful Phuket island stopping at scenic beauty for photographs along the way. Get lucky and sit on the elephants neck. Children and adults are encouraged to stop by the banana kiosk to observe and feed the Elephants, there is no charge. This is a great photo opportunity and you can even touch the elephants trunk. less
Attraction type: Zoos
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Community Park
Attraction type: Parks

All places to eat » Places to eat

Kataturk Turkish Restaurant
Kataturk Turkish Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 141 Restaurants in Kata Beach
Cuisines: Thai, Halal, European, Turkish
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Istanbul Restaurant
Istanbul Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 141 Restaurants in Kata Beach
Price: US$ 3 - US$ 9
Cuisines: Turkish, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Halal
Good for: Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Red Duck Restaurant
Red Duck Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 141 Restaurants in Kata Beach
Price: US$ 5 - US$ 8
Cuisines: Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Thai
Good for: Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Autogrill Risto Bar Pizza
Autogrill Risto Bar Pizza
Ranked #4 of 141 Restaurants in Kata Beach
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Family Restaurant
The Family Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 141 Restaurants in Kata Beach
Price: US$ 1 - US$ 14
Cuisines: Chinese, American, European, Thai, Seafood, Asian
Good for: Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Casa e Mare
Casa e Mare
US$ 13 - US$ 112
Ranked #3 of 57 Hotels in Kata Beach
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Boathouse by Montara
4.0 of 5
Boathouse by Montara
US$ 79 - US$ 411
Ranked #4 of 57 Hotels in Kata Beach
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Novotel Phuket Kata Avista Resort and Spa
4.5 of 5
Novotel Phuket Kata Avista Resort and Spa
US$ 73 - US$ 332
Ranked #5 of 57 Hotels in Kata Beach
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Mom Tri's Villa Royale
4.0 of 5
Mom Tri's Villa Royale
US$ 144 - US$ 387
Ranked #2 of 57 Hotels in Kata Beach
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The Baray Villa
4.0 of 5
The Baray Villa
US$ 193 - US$ 474
Ranked #6 of 57 Hotels in Kata Beach
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Nook Dee Boutique Resort
4.5 of 5
Nook Dee Boutique Resort
US$ 72 - US$ 237
Ranked #7 of 57 Hotels in Kata Beach
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

The Shore at Katathani
5.0 of 5
The Shore at Katathani
US$ 395 - US$ 1,180
Ranked #1 of 57 Hotels in Kata Beach
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Katathani Phuket Beach Resort
4.5 of 5
Katathani Phuket Beach Resort
US$ 129 - US$ 486
Ranked #8 of 57 Hotels in Kata Beach
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Kata Sea View Villas
4.5 of 5
Kata Sea View Villas
US$ 323 - US$ 1,130
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