Phuket Area Guide
Kata Beach (หาดกะตะ)
Kata Beach
Kata Beach
Kata Beach (หาดกะตะ) is one of the most finest among the beaches located on towards the southern end of Phuket, located approximately 17 kilometers from Phuket Town. Kata beach is mainly divided into Kata Yai and Kata Noi, renowned for snorkeling to see the coral, tropical fishes and the seas eco-system. Also worth visiting is Koh Pu (Pu Island), a small uninhabited island located off Laem Sai. Most visitors find snorkeling along the islands rich coral reef enjoyable.

Kata Beach offers Amazing scenery, lovely tropical sunsets, and warm blue waters awaits you at Phuket’s most popular beach destination. Kata Beach bay provides a great combination of perfect soft white palm-lined beaches, warm hospitality, and homely accommodation. Also adjacent to the Kata Beach are the lush tropical gardens which provide for a peaceful and exotic atmosphere for total relaxation.
How to get there?
Getting to Kata Beach is easy enough. Located south of Patong Beach, drive past Karon Beach then straight at the rotunda along the beach road to hit the center where the bulk of Kata Hotels are situated.
Attractions Kata Attractions >>>
Wat Kitti SangkaramWat Kitti Sangkaram
Wat Kitti Sangkaram or Wat Kata. Visitors would come to pray their respects to the statue of Luang Por Chuan, The main temple grounds have recently been rebuilt so much of the temple looks brand new. The temple features a beautiful ubosot housing the temple’s main statue of Lord Buddha. Though the temple was built a long time ago it has been looked after quite. Kitti Sangkaram Temple (Kata Temple) is located on the Patak Road about 1 Kilometer form Kata Beach. Just behind the temple is a place called Kata Big Rock.
Location: Moo 2, Patak Rd., Karon, Phuket.
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Sport & Activities
Kok Chang Safari Elephant TrekkingKok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking
Kok Chang Elephant Trekking Safari is located on a beautiful Ocean Viewpoint surround with tropical jungle overlook Kata Noi Bay. The fully of trained and experienced guide handlers will take you and your family through the dense tropical forest along paths and trails from the southwest corner of Phuket and stopping at scenic beauty for photographs along the way. Moreover, there is a large bar serving both soft drinks and alcoholic beverages to locals and tourists alike whilst customers are encouraged to relax overlooking the beautiful ocean view at the entrance of Kok Chang Elephant Trekking Safari.
Location: 287 Moo2, Karon, Mueang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 08 4841 9794; Website:
Opening Hours: Daily from 08.30 am. – 05.30 pm.
Calypso Diving CentreCalypso Diving Centre
Calypso Diving Centre is a PADI Dive Centre and BSAC Centre of Excellence, established in1985. There are diving courses for all levels from introduction dives, Open Water Diver Courses to advanced training for a full range of PADI & BSAC courses. For beginners and seasoned divers alike, diving in small groups enables our highly experienced, multilingual professional staff to provide individual guidance in a personal, friendly and helpful manner. The courses offer guided diving from shore, from a rib and from a hard boat
Location: Kata Beach, Kata Center across the road from Kata Pharmacy
Contact: Tel: 0 7633 0869; Website:
Oceanic Dive CenterOceanic Dive Center
PADI Dive Courses : PADI is an international organization respected world wide for their stringent safety standards and environmental engagement. As a PADI diver you're able to go recreational scuba diving everywhere you can go diving worldwide.

Day Trip : Dive sites around Phuket day trip include Anemone reef, King Cruiser, Koh Doc Mai, Racha Yai Island, Shark Point, Racha Noi, Phi Phi Islands - daytrips and overnight.
Location: Oceanic Dive Center, Kata, 30 Karon Rd., Mueang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7633 3043; Website:
Phuket SurfPhuket Surf
Surf School : The lessons include begin with understanding the aquatic and swim history of each new surfer, everyone can learn from ages 5 – 75 and with our experienced and patient instructors can get anyone up on a wave.

Surf Rentals : We have all the supplies you need from wax to grips. Rental prices are for all boards. We also offer Super soft and Sunset Boards for beginner and junior surfers: the safest boards in the world.
Location: Kata Beach, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 08 7889 7308; Website:
Kata Hot YogaKata Hot Yoga
Kata Yoga is the original Hot Yoga which means Hatha Yoga Asanas (postures) and breathing exercises in the heated 40 C (105 F) room Classes are 90 minutes. It' s a high standard, state of the art, large hot room with new technology radiant heat panels and a dehumidifying system specially designed tallow the hot yoga to do it's best for your health. Heating objects (people) not the air you breath. Professional sticky yoga mats and white towels are provided. You don't have to bring anything but yourself, very light clothing, such as that which you would wear to the beach or the gym. Prepare to sweat!
Location: 217 Khoktanod Rd., Kata Beach, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7660 5950; Website:
Opening Hours: Daily from 09.30 am. – 08.45 pm.
Restaurants Kata Restaurants >>>
Mom Tri's KitchenMom Tri's Kitchen
Fine dining on the covered patio or open-air garden terraces, plus an award winning wine cellar of its own. Two exuberant menus offer inventive, inspired, international and Thai cuisine.. Both include a fabulous selection of local fish and seafood.

An extravagant Wine Spectator Award winning wine cellar offers over 700 wines including 16 wines by the glass.
Location: Mom Tri's Villa Royale, 12 Kata Noi Road, Kata Noi Beach, Phuket
Contact: Website:
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.00 am. – 11.30 pm.
Mali Seafood Restaurant & Bar Mali Seafood Restaurant & Bar
100-seater restaurant has an up-to-date cosmopolitan atmosphere. As you can be imagined, the seafood at our Mali is as fresh as local fishermen deliver both morning and evening catches to the eatery.
Location: 20/10 Kata Rd., Kata Beach, Mueang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7628 4404 Ext. 6; Website:
Opening Hours: Daily from 02.00 pm. - 11.00 pm.
@Beach Bar & Restaurant@Beach Bar & Restaurant
Where Good seaside ambience meets mouth watering local seafood and imported meats cooked to perfection, while enjoying the tropical breeze and stunning sunsets and views of Kata Bay. An all day beach front dining venue with special wines and cocktails set in a seaside romantic ambience.
Location: 1 Pakbang Rd., Kata Beach, Mueang District, Phuket
Contact: Website:
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.30 am. – 11.00 pm.
Boathouse Wine & Grill Boathouse Wine & Grill
The internationally renowned restaurant with its beach front terrace and stylish interior presents the perfect tropical location for an excellent lunch or dinner directly on Kata Beach. Boathouse Executive Chef Tummanoon together with Boat House's Restaurants' consultant, Matre Cuisine de France Jean-Nol Lumineau, have created a fine dining menu that promises the finest French, seafood and Thai gourmet dining.
Location: 182 Koktanod Road, Kata Beach, Phuket
Contact: Website:
Opening Hours: Daily from 06.30 am. – 11.00 pm.
Cafe del Sol offers a wide choice of Italian dishes, as the homemade pasta, delicious tenderloins and steaks, fresh fish, salads and Thai cuisine, not least Pizza, sandwiches and delicious Italian Ice creams.

Let our chefs prepare for you our delicious and favorite Italian and Thai dishes. Our staff will take care of your every need and desire.
Location: 9/11-13 Patak Road, Soi 10 Kata, Phuket
Contact: Website:
Opening Hours: Daily from 08.00 am. – 11.30 pm.
Da Vinci Kata RestaurantDa Vinci Kata Restaurant
Restaurant is a mix of modern designed facilities and traditional Italian cuisine. The staff will make your stay with professionally and warmest friendliness as comfortable as possible. Our selected wines are mostly from Italy and were put together carefully in combination to our menue if you not sure about the wine our service is every time there for you to recommend a wine.

Location: 1/34 Katanoi Road, Karon, Muang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7660 4296; Website:
Opening Hours: Daily from 05.30 pm. – 11.30 pm.
Spa & Massage Kata Spa & Massage >>>
Oriental MassageOriental Massage
Oriental Massage is an ideal place to relax and unwind with our treatments by our master skilled therapists. At Oriental Massage you will surely be pampered by our Spa Package, you will be relax and enhanced by soothing music delicate fragrances to create a truly heavenly hideaway.
Location: 88 / 12 Kata Rd., Karon, Mueang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7633 0918
Opening Hours: Daily from 11.00 am. - 11.00 pm.
SPA Cenvaree at Centara Kata Resort PhuketSPA Cenvaree at Centara Kata Resort Phuket
Featuring a blend of Thai massage with western therapies, exotic tropical body care incorporating all natural herbs, the spa provides a sanctuary for the senses and the ultimate pampering in paradise.
Location: 54 Ked Kwan Rd., Karon, Mueang, Phuket
Contact: Website:
Opening Hours: Daily
idSPA is the best day spa in Kata beach. There are Thai spa aromatherapy, body massage, oil massage, face and body masks, treatment, body scrub, foot reflexology and nail spa.
Location: 102/5, Kata Rd., Karon, Mueang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7627 2199 Website:
Opening Hours: Daily
Warinton Spa at Kata Palm Resort and SpaWarinton Spa at Kata Palm Resort and Spa
Massage is one of the ancient treatment modalities and it has been for centuries to renew strength and to heal the boby. We now offer the Body Treatments, Traditional massage, Face and Body Care, Warintorn Day Packages, Bath Care, Signature Tea with Thai Herbal Product, Spa Junior, Steam and Sauna and Jacuzzi.
Location: 60 Kata Rd., Karon, Mueang, Phuket
Contact: Website:
Opening Hours: Daily from 09.00 am. - 09.00 pm.
Kata Beach lies south of Patong on Phuket's west coast. The shopping area stands back from the beach. Kata offers quite a varied selection of shopping opportunities for visitors and, although somewhat sleepy during the day (everyone's on the beach), many souvenir shops open in the early afternoon and shop owners are there to barter with until late at night.

Kata MarketKata Market
On the inland Kata/Karon road (Thanon Patak), coming from Chalong Circle, you’ll find another day market on the right-hand side, just before Kata, Karon post office. This sells a huge selection of fresh vegetables, fruit and meat but is also surrounded by a number of lingerie, clothing and accessories stalls. Twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays, just opposite to this market, is another open air market, selling a variety of products from food to house wares to clothing.
Location: On the inland Kata, Karon Rd. (Thanon Patak)
Opening Hours: Twice a week, on Monday and Thursday
Type: Market
2. Kata Plaza
Kata Plaza is a large, tarpaulin-covered bazaar with a wide range of articles for sale. Just at the entrance you can buy biker leatherwork, motorcycle helmets baseball hats and football T-shirts – all of quite good quality. Don't forget that this is bargaining territory and you'll be expected to bring the original asking price down by sometimes as much as 60% before the serious stuff begins.

Location: On Kata Road, halfway between southern Kata and Central Kata, 6/22 Patak Rd., Karon, Mueang, Phuket
Opening Hours: Early afternoon – late evening
Type: Shopping area
3. Mini-Mall with Sai Nahm Restaurant
The three-floor mini-mall on Kokthanod Road has been open for sometime but still doesn’t have a name. It has a small spa corner as well as a few shelves stocked with goods such as sun cream lotion, chewing gum and other beach essentials. The second floor is more interesting and houses women’s and menswear as well as local souvenirs. The women’s corner features unique evening and beachwear using attractive materials from Thailand and overseas.

Location: Opposite Oasis Tapas Bar on Kokthanod Rd., Phuket
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 am. onward
Type: Shopping area
Nightlife Kata Nightlife >>>
4U Skybar Nightclub4U Skybar Nightclub
Complex with Skybar on the roof top with swimming pool and club of New style with trend music. Their great music and lovely staff are the keys that make them a successful business and to keep customers coming back.
Location: Kata Beach, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 08 4376 8272
Opening Hours: Daily from 06.00 pm. late night
Type: Bars & Clubs
Art Space Gallery and Music BarArt Space Gallery and Music Bar
Art Space Gallery and Music Bar is the only one original T-Shirts and Bags Bracelets & rings everything about art, unique art works and Designed by famous artist. Additional, there are Artist Quality Tattoo and head of tattoo in Kata Beach Phuket. And don’t miss the best local seafood and fresh meats cooked to perfection.
Location: 7 Ketkwan Road, Kata Beach, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 09 0156 0677; Website:
Opening Hours: Daily from 07.00 pm. - 03.00 am.
Type: Bar & Club