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Kata Beach, Kata Beach

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Head down to the pleasant bay of Kata Beach, slip out into the waters and look back at the palm-lined beach and the pleasant restaurants of the promenade. This paradisal location enjoys popularity thanks to its family-friendly amenities, surf spots, and nightlife. With great views of Phuket's famous coastline and a fascinating marine environment, the beach makes a great option for nature lovers, but you can enjoy plenty of modern conveniences and entertainment here as well. To visit Kata Beach and other attractions in Karon, use our Karon sightseeing planner .
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  • Clean, white sand, noisy environment, transparent, very warm blue water. Ideal for couples and for families. To relax in the company of friends is a bit boring.
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  • More and more families can go to the beach. You can find a cheap meal on the beach, as well as clean and looks nice. The waves never stops and partly very is growing. We couldn't rent a surf board, but some piece and enjoy. Never done so try it!
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  • The beach is a wonderful, clean, water blue color. Families with young children only here. There is a small market of finished food and beachwear.
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  • Water is not cold, waves are not too strong and sand has no rocks or animals, making it perfect to swim and enjoy. For 200 baht you can have a comfortable seat in the shadows. In the rain season it was not too crowded.
  • Beautiful beach, but water and sand are better somewhere else🌴☀️ wonderful sunset😍😍😍
  • We enjoyed this beach. It's smaller, quieter, and cleaner than Patong beach. The water and sand are both really nice
  • Cute small bay with a small island just in the middle. Great place for snorkeling – you can see a lot of different types of tropical fish, huge anemone fields, and if you get lucky you might also swim through a flock of squid.
  • Good beach but too much litter (but same in most of Phuket)

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Where to stay in Karon

You won't find a huge variety of accommodations available in Karon, though the area offers enough options to fulfill the needs of visitors flocking to this popular beach resort. Mid-price hotels cling to the shore and around the main Karon Village area, along with more expensive establishments that offer a wider range of facilities. Venture farther inland to discover a greater variety of budget hotels, simple guesthouses, and apartment rentals.
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