Kata Beach is just 10 minutes away from Patong in Phuket, Thailand, but it has a much more relaxed vibe. Kata Beach is the ideal spot for a family vacation or getting away from it all with a group of friends. Kata Beach offers all the amenities you need for a fun holiday, but the area is less developed and friendlier than the busy Patong resort area.
Kata Beach is also one of the best beaches in Phuket for its range of accommodation options. You can choose from cheap, clean guesthouses when you are on a budget or luxury resorts for all the family. Kata Yai and Kata Noi are the two different bays at Kata, and Kata Noi is the quietest. Both have a variety of beach hotels and resorts spread out along the sand, and there are also some nice choices a little further away from the beach. Here are some options for your next vacation in Kata beach, Phuket.
The Katathani Phuket resort is a mixture of suites and rooms providing excellent value and quality with nearly 500 guest rooms. The resort faces the ocean and you can choose from ocean-view rooms or garden-view rooms – the resort’s grounds are extensive. There is a massive choice of six swimming pools and the beach is right next to the hotel so you are spoilt for choice. There are six restaurants and five different bars so you will not lack for entertainment and dining options, either.
Katathani Hotel/ Image via Bcow/ Flickr
Boathouse by Montara
Set right on the beach at Kata, the Boathouse is one of the best-known boutique hotels in Phuket. This is a small hotel with just 38 rooms and the service is personal and premium. The restaurant is second to none in Kata and there is a fine wine cellar for your enjoyment. You can also take part in a variety of beach and water activities, and enjoy spending time in the bar.
Novotel Phuket Kata Avista Resort & Spa
The Avista resort at Kata provides good access to the beach and is also in a good location for the amenities of Kata and, further afield, in Patong. With an all-day dining restaurant, a selection of coffee shops, a spa, fitness room, pool, and meeting rooms, this is a resort that caters for everyone. Kids are entertained with various activities and there is also a daily kids club for keeping the little ones busy.
Kata Beach Resort & Spa
This hotel is a large place with over 175 rooms offering all the amenities you need on a Thai vacation at Kata Beach. The resort is located right on the beach and it offers a number of restaurants, coffee shops and bars along with a pool bar next to the resort swimming pool. Kata Beach Resort & Spa is not the trendiest of all the Phuket hotels but it offers good quality and good value for a special Phuket stay.
Chanalai Garden Resort
The Chanalai Garden Resort, Kata Beach, is set a short distance from the ocean and offers a highly attractive blend of tropical gardens, pool, and smart rooms. The location is good for not only the beach but also the amenities in Kata itself, and you can also plan excursions further afield in Phuket.
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This is a classic boutique hotel in Kata offering good design and a range of stylish amenities. There are just 79 rooms and they are divided into sea view and no sea view. The hotel offers a pool as well as restaurant and bar, plus full in-room amenities.
Metadee Resort and Villas
Metadee Resort and Villas has a great location at Kata and boasts a good selection of rooms and villas for guests. The main resort pool is surrounded by fitness rooms, spa, and gardens and there is a good selection of restaurants and bars to choose from.
Mom Tri’s Villa Royale
While there is no direct beach access at this Kata favorite, it does offer excellent views across the bay as well as fine facilities including an excellent restaurant, wine cellar, library, spa, and some seriously luxurious rooms.
Impiana Private Villas Kata Noi
This set of luxury private villas is located a short walk away from Kata Noi beach. There is a range of fitness and spa facilities available, including Thai massage. With a small selection of 12 rooms, this is a secluded and private place for a Phuket vacation.
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