Kata Beach Activities

What to Do in Kata Beach

One of the most popular beaches in Phuket, Kata has a lot going for it with swaying palms, white sands and clear water.

Inland, you’ll discover a vibrant nightlife, good shopping and many choices of activities, including spa treatments, Thai cooking classes, elephant trekking and more.

There are also plenty of water activities available at Kata Beach: snorkelling at both ends of the beach is great; kayaking up to Koh Pu (Crab Island) is possible (take a bottle of water and a few sweet snacks along just in case); noisy and polluting jet-skis; parasailing; and even diving on the reef located between the beach and Crab Island. In low season, surfing is a great way to enjoy the thrills and spills of the sea at Kata's southern end and you'll also come across a surf simulator at Surf House near the middle of the beach.

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Other Activities in Kata Beach

Elephant Trekking near Kata Beach

The elephant is Thailand’s national symbol and was actively used in the old days in wars, later on becoming an integral part of Thailand’s lucrative logging industry. Nowadays it is a lynchpin in the Thai tourism scene and a ride on the back of a gentle pachyderm is one of life’s pleasanter surprises. So why not Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily
  • Location: Chalong Hills

Dino Park Mini Golf in Phuket

Dino Park is a mini-golf course and restaurant located right in between Karon and Kata beaches on the Beach Road itself.

The 18-hole course is themed on dinosaurs and has many large and life-like cement dino statues, along with an erupting ‘volcano’ as well as a Flintstones-themed restaurant. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 23:00 daily
  • Location: Beach Road – directly between Karon and Kata Beaches next to Marina Phuket Resort
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Kayaking and Long Tail Boats

On Kata Noi Beach you can try kayaking for around 200 baht an hour. Head south towards Nui Beach where the coastline is untouched. Hire a local boat and go snorkeling. There are excellent reefs at the southern end of Kata Beach and also by Poo Island, just offshore. Longtail boats can also be rented for around 600 baht an hour, depending on the number of passengers and your negotiating skills.

  • Opening Hours: Daily
  • Location: Kata Beach, Kata Noi Beach

Spa and Thai Massage in Kata Beach

Give yourself and your loved ones something special during your stay in Kata by booking a spa treatment and you will never regret it. Most spa centres feature well-trained therapists who are wonderful examples of the art of Thai hospitality. For the first-time customer, try the traditional Thai massage and/or the famous foot massage.

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  • Opening Hours: Daily. Advance booking is recommended.

Surfing in Kata Beach

Phuket is notoriously unreliable for the continuity of its surf but that doesn’t put off real enthusiasts and neither has it stopped surfing clubs from forming nor a three-times-a-year surfing competition from being organised. The waves are storm generated so you’re only going to catch the big ones in the more volatile low season from May Read More...

  • Location: Southern end of Kata Beach, and Kata Noi Beach

Surf House Phuket

Surf House Phuket is every surfer’s dream: a place where you can ride the waves every day no matter what the weather conditions. With an adjacent bar and restaurant, Surf House Phuket is a world to itself and as a result it is tremendously popular.

Located by the Kata/Karon administrative offices at Kata Beach, Surf House Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
  • Location: Southern Kata Beach
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Thai Cooking Classes in Kata Beach

Check out the culinary workshops at Mom Tri’s Boathouse held every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 14:00. The classes encourage participation by the students and involve Chef Tamanoon’s own recipes. The complete, two-day course features appetizers and salads on Saturday, and main courses and desserts on Sunday. Each class is followed by a leisurely lunch at which students can taste their own creations. Graduates receive a Boathouse certificate, a Boathouse apron and recipes.

  • Opening Hours: Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 14:00
  • Location: Mom Tri’s Boathouse, south Kata
  • Tel: +66 (0) 76-330015
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Thai Boxing Training in Kata Area

During your vacation in Phuket why not try something new in the way of getting and staying fit? Muay Thai (Thai Boxing) is the ideal challenge for those who want to learn a new art. The recommended location in the Kata area is the Phuket Muay Thai Camp located on Patak Road in the hills about one kilometre away from Chalong Circle. Its equipment includes nine heavy bags, three long bags, two speed balls, uppercut stations, abs stations and of course a complete gym, with weight benches, free weights, bar bells and skipping ropes.

Phuket Muay Thai also has a complete Thai boxing shop selling shorts, shirts, gloves, along with a training service from daily to weekly to a monthly basis. You’ll be expertly taught and guided not only by members of staff but by fellow students.

  • Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday
  • Location: Take Patak Road from Kata heading to Chalong on the east coast. Just over the crest of the hill on the Chalong side you’ll see the large blue sign of the club.
  • Tel: +66-76-284 090

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