About Kata Beach
Kata Beach is smaller than Patong and Karon, but it has two beautiful bays with a W-shaped shape. The two beaches are nicknamed “Big Kata” and “Little Kata” by the locals. There is also a small coral reef in the north of Kata Beach, which is good for diving, and after dark, you can easily find the north and south ends of the beach immersed in a bar scene. Dining/Lodging/Shopping There are many small restaurants on Karon Beach, which offer a variety of local cuisine and fresh seafood. If you drive a few kilometers to dine at a restaurant on the island’s hilltop, you can also enjoy a beautiful sunset over the ocean.
At the south end of Kata Beach is a bar street, best known for Ska Bar and The After Beach Bar, which has a strong appeal to those who are more interested in the bar scene, with quieter drinks and more casual music in the background than the noisy bars on other beaches. If you want to drink, get loud, watch live bands and various live performances, then there are only a few bars at the north end of the whole of Kata that are more suitable. One of the more famous ones is Kata Night Bazaar. Cost Local beer (Singh, Chang, Leo, Tiger, Cheers): 70-100 baht Imported beer (Heineken, San Miguel): 80-110 baht Mixed drinks with Sprite: 90-120 baht
Drink prices are only the local average, the higher the bar, the higher the price will be accordingly. Transportation 17 km from the city and 6 km from the Chalong area.
How to get there
Karon, Amphur Muang, Phuket
Approximately 30 minutes by Song Taew from Phuket Town, 50 minutes by car from Phuket International Airport
Kata Beach is divided into Kata Yai in the north and Kata Noi in the south across a small rocky beach. Kata Yai Beach has a small downtown area with banks, souvenir stores, and hotels. Kata Noi Beach is crystal clear and ideal for snorkeling. Also, a mountain path on the south side of Kata Beach leads to the Karon Viewpoint (observatory), which is a popular photo spot with views of several beaches in a row.