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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. Use our Karon vacation builder to arrange your visit to Kata Beach and other attractions in Karon.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Very warm water, people a little bit. A little messy and there are waves. Medium wave with a child 5 years you can swim
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  • August 18, 2017
    Small friendly Kata, family resort beach with loungers to rent by the day. The beach is beautiful with fine sands
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  • August 18, 2017
    Kata beach has a great surf for beginners through to intermediate and more. You can stand in positions to catch a green wave and there's lots of white water opportunities Prices are expensive to hire ...  more »
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  • August 30, 2017
    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.
  • July 26, 2017
    Beautiful beach, but water and sand are better somewhere else🌴☀️ wonderful sunset😍😍😍
  • April 18, 2017
    We enjoyed this beach. It's smaller, quieter, and cleaner than Patong beach. The water and sand are both really nice
  • February 20, 2017
    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.
  • August 17, 2017
    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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