Kata Beach is famous all over the world with its beauty: white sand, clear water, tropical plants, and palm trees. Little Ko Pu island can be also seen from Kata Beach. After the construction of the large Club Med hotel complex in the 1980s, the infrastructure at Kata Beach has been developing actively, so guests of the resort will always find something to do here. In our article, we will tell you about Top interesting places at Kata Beach.
Of course, first of all, tourists go to Kata Beach to sunbathe and swim in the clear seawater. Depending on the season, the sea can be calm or stormy, so red flags at the beach mean that swimming is prohibited. There are sunny and shady areas at the beach, visitors can rent sunbeds, umbrellas and everything needed for a beach holiday.
It will be more comfortable for families with children in the south part of the beach, as there are all the facilities: shops, cafes and WC. Active vacationers should visit the north part of the beach, as there is a large selection of water activities: jet ski, kayaking and even scuba diving.
Kata Beach can be called the surfing center of Phuket. The local waters are famous for big waves, especially in the rainy season, so surfing competitions are regularly held here. The waves at the beach are about 2 meters high, the wind blows from the southwest to the northeast, creating good conditions for newcomers and experienced surfers. Surfers can find everything they need to conquer the waves: shops and tents with board rental and other equipment, a surf bar.
If there are no waves or you are afraid to learn to stand on a board in the open sea, you can visit the Surf House Phuket. A special surf pool with a wave generator is located in the south of the beach. Powerful streams of water imitate real waves, so you will get the same pleasure as in the sea. There are special safety cables in the pool for inexperienced surfers. There is also a nice cafe, where walls are decorated with bright and unusual boards.
Everyone can go to the hill to admire the beautiful view of Karon, Kata and Kata Noi beaches. There is Karon viewpoint (formerly called Kata) between Nai Harn and Kata beaches. There is parking, a large gazebo with benches, tents with drinks and food.
You can also admire a beautiful view with a cup of coffee or soft drinks at the bars on the slopes of a hill not far from Kata Beach. Many tourists come here to see the picturesque sunrise or sunset and take a lot of bright photos.
A beautiful park with a mini-golf field and a restaurant is located near the Beach Road Hotel between Karon and Kata beaches. The territory of the park is decorated in the style of the era of the dinosaurs. Huge figures of dinosaurs stand everywhere, some of them are even equipped with special effects. A walk around the park and a game of mini-golf will be great fun to both children and adults. After an exciting walk, you can relax and have a meal in the local restaurant, which is also decorated in a thematic style.
To make their vacation at Kata Beach more exciting, guests of the resort can visit the local temple which is located on the eastern side. The huge temple complex covers an area of 1600 square meters. The official name of the temple is Wat Kittisankaram. It was built in 1832 at the foot of a mountain surrounded by jungle thickets. Here you can admire the national Thai architecture with bright details which are perfectly preserved to our times, and various Buddha statues.
No wonder that this beach is very popular among tourists because there is a large selection of entertainments for every taste. Beautiful landscapes, white sand, and azure water will brighten up your holiday and give you a lot of positive impressions!