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.
Other Activities in 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 head out for a trek through the Phuket hills? Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily
- Location: Chalong Hills
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
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
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.
Gaia Spa at Alpina Phuket Nalina Resort and Spa Tel: +66 (0) 76-370999
Kanda Spa at Kata Beach resort & Spa Tel: +66 (0) 76- 330530-4
Warinthron Spa at Kata Palm Resort Tel: +66 (0) 76-284334
SPA Cenvaree at Centara Kata Resort Phuket Tel: +66 (0) 76-370300 Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily. Advance booking is recommended.
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 – October but there are surfable days even in the middle of high season. Read More...
- Location: Southern end of Kata Beach, and Kata Noi Beach
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 is centered on a high-pressure wave-generating machine that throws a four-inch-deep sheet of water up a sloping ‘pool’. Beginner surfers hold onto a guiding safety rope held by a staff member and, if they happen to fall or slip, instead of falling downwards the strong water flow ensures they fall upwards! Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
- Location: Southern Kata Beach
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
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