With crystal clear ocean waters fringed by the palm grooves, this spectacular beach off the southern end of Phuket is known for its ravishing scenery, a great line up of eateries and fabulous sea food and a nightlife that is not too rowdy but entertaining. Located about 20 km to the south of the town, the beach stretches for about 1 kilometre while the Poo Island can be seen offshore. The Kata centre is towards the Karon beach on the northern end and is lined up with shops selling gifts and souvenirs as well as suits and attires and music items together with a line up of restaurants that offer some mouth watering sea food. Further down the beach find one finds a decent line up of bars although Kata is not a beach that is brimming with guest houses and restaurants as to be crowded or distasteful.
Other than its amazing scenery that seems essentially picture post card material and a photographer’s wildest imagination, this area also offers the option of safe swimming with its shallow waters although it is always better to check out the flagged areas that are marked as safe for swimming. A nice coral reef stretches out on the southern end all the way to the Crab Island or rather Poo Island. Perched on the cliffs or rocks by the side of the sea, you find fishermen trying to get their fresh catch from the sea for their supper.
While more peaceful than the famous Patong, Kata beach retains its village feel throughout most of the stretch of the coast and is also a surfer’s paradise, with many surfers crowding to the area during the season from May to October while the sun bathers are keener to join during November to April.
A Phuket beach resort is not too hard to find with so many standing up by the ocean with their excellent locations working well for their tourist influx. Anantara Phuket Resort Thailand is found near the northern west coast, a cluster of exquisite villas that with turquoise blue waters on one side and a thick inland jungle on the other. A Phuket resort that is strategically placed close to many logistic arrangements, it is easy to reach and offer an excellent stay for anyone desiring to be pampered with luxury in this island haven.
Jayani Senanayake is a writer who dabbles in travel and all things exotic. Under the pseudonym of Calliope Sage, she writes of the allures that must simply be discovered.