Kata Beach: Kata Beach is located at a short distance from Karon Beach, to its south. Its length is 1 Km. and it is located on a bay with beautiful green hills with a small island across it which makes it a picture like beach.
Kata Beach is a great beach with soft white sand surrounded by lush green hills, clean blue waters, plenty of beach chairs and parasols, small restaurant at the back of the beach which will happily serve you light meals, drinks, fruit shakes and fresh fruits.
As on most Phuket beaches , here too, there is a road separating the beach from the town and the resorts, however, it is not as busy a road as on Patong Beach. As the Kata Beach is located on a small bay there are less sea swirls and sea currents which are typical of Phuket island beaches during Monsoon season (April – November).
The town next to this beach, with its many resorts, has a great ambience. There are plenty of restaurants, shops, massages, etc. In the evening there are plenty of clubs and pubs, (but no go-go clubs), so you may certainly enjoy a pleasant night out.
There are plenty of good resorts on Kata Beach and I even spent time finding the best ones so I can recommend them to you and for a moderate price you can really enjoy there.
Summary: taking all factors into consideration – the beach quality, the town next to it, the resorts, and nightlife – Kata Beach is the best one for families . Its only drawback is that Club Med separates between the beach and the town so that you will have to go around Club Med in order to get to the beach (about 10-15 minute walk or a short drive on a tok-tok).
Phuket island summary: Phuket is Thailand’s biggest island and one of its most popular tourist attractions. Most tourists are only familiar with the famous Patong Beach however, the island offers many good Phuket beaches and special quiet places which provide a completely different experience from spending a holiday on Patong Beach.
Phuket beaches main disadvantage is that most of its resorts are not located right on the beach (as opposed to those in the nearby town – Ko Lhak). There is a road separating between the beach and most of the resorts, although there are some resorts on the water edge too.
Phuket island is certainly a good place for a holiday and it is recommended to allow time to choose the right resort and beach for you. Phuket island is not a good choice as a base camp for travelling in the south so I recommend you enjoy other attractions in the south before coming to Phuket and staying in places which offer better and easier ways to get to the tourist attractions and come to Phuket after that to enjoy a beach holiday.
If you decided to spend your holiday in Phuket, I have prepared a video about all the Phuket beaches reviewed here for you, in order to give you the feeling of each one of them so you can choose the best place for you….enjoy!
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