Kata is on the west side of Phuket Island and is one of the most popular beautiful beach with many resorts/hotels and activities
I have not come here often as it is on the west side of the island(main tourist areas). I spent several days here with camera and checking out some of the places to eat. Enjoyed myself and must say a very beautiful beach and even though it was the rainy season, the water condition was perfect for swimmers.
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Some general information about Kata Beach and area
Kata is just south of Karon and Patong and compared to Patong much more family oriented. It is surrounded by hills behind Kata and the small island just offshore Pu Island. The Thai Government is trying to clean up the beaches and the policy toward umbrellas, small shops, para-gliders, and jet skies is on and off. The photos here were taken June 2015. Sometimes on the beaches maybe life guards and always obey the swim warning signs.
The northern and southern ends more family oriented and Club Med taking up much of the middle.
Plenty of resorts/hotels and guest houses and lot of shopping and dining along the beach front and in town of Kata.
Kata Beach North Photos
Middle of the beach with Club Med just off the beach.
Looking north and south of the long beach
South End of Beach
The days I was there a sailboat that was beached. You just never know what you will see.