Dino Park Mini Golf in Phuket
Popular with both adults and kids, Dino Park is an ideal family outing destination. Because of Phuket’s high humidity and heat, it’s best to frequent the place after the heat of day has abated. The 18-hole mini-golf course has different dinosaurs at each hole and is challenging in parts but nevertheless ‘doable’ for younger players. The Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 23:30
- Location: Beach Road – directly between Karon and Kata Beaches, next to Marina Phuket Resort
- Tel: +66 (0)7 633 0625
Karon Viewpoint (which used to be Kata viewpoint) is one of the most frequented viewpoints in Phuket. From here, it is possible to take in views of Kata Noi, Kata Yai and Karon beaches. Located between Nai Harn and Kata Noi beaches, the viewpoint is busy most days of the year and is a staple of Read More...
- Location: Situated on the road between Kata and Nai Harn
Kata Noi is a cosy little bay found at the end of a beachside dead-end, just a few minutes' drive over the hill from Kata beach. There's not much to do in Kata Noi apart from relax, take a walk along the shore, snorkel, swim, or admiring the wonderful scenery. Soft sand, crystal clear water and Read More...
Kata Night Market
Kata Night Market is a covered shopping area with a very large food court and a selection of mostly tourist-oriented stalls. Found on Kata New Road, it is impossible to miss the giant gorilla and Hulk statues by the entrances. Indeed, it should not be missed as you will find plenty of good savings on meals Read More...
- Opening Hours: 17:00 – late
- Location: Kata New Road, Kata
Kata Noi Viewpoint Bars
Some of the island’s most spectacular viewpoints are along the winding, hilly road from Kata Beach to Nai Harn village. This is where you’ll find the oddly-named Karon Viewpoint (it’s actually above Kata Noi Beach) that many people refer to as the ‘Saam-haad’ (Three-beach) viewpoint.
Just above Kata Noi, a couple of minutes’ drive out of Read More...
Snorkelling and Diving
Kata Beach is home to some of the best snorkelling and diving immediately around Phuket. There is a small coral reef between the northern tip of Kata Beach and the nearby Koh Pu, which is especially interesting. You can buy cheap snorkelling gear in some of the markets around Kata Beach or, if you want to really explore the undersea landscape, sign up for scuba lessons. There are more spectacular dive site further away from Phuket but, for ease of access, nowhere beats Kata Beach.
- Location: Northern end of Kata Beach, near Koh Pu
SSS Phuket offers a great range of water sports, tours and courses from scuba diving to snorkelling to free diving to surfing and stand-up paddle boarding. Located on Patak Road in Kata Beach, SSS Phuket has a committed instructor who will teach you all the proper techniques as well as a few tips and tricks to stand up on and move your board safely. SSS Phuket also has SUP boards for rent.
- Opening Hours: 08:00 – 20:00
- Location: on Patak Road, diagonally opposite Kata Weekend Market
- Tel: +66 (0)89 586 9920 or +66 (0)76 284 070
Surf House Flow Rider
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
- Tel: +66 (0)81 979 7737
Surfing in Kata Beach
Kata Beach is the surfing capital of Phuket from April to November. At Kata there are two surf shops and seven beach outlets where you can rent a board. Renowned for its consistent waves, this is the logical venue for the island's biggest annual surfing competition. For many, the south end of the beach (outside Kata Beach Resort) offers the best board riding in Phuket and this is why Kata Beach can get rather busy at times. Still, the vibes you get whilst sufing the waves or just relaxing on the beach itself is friendly, international and laid back. Many surfers join in at the volleyball net afterwards and there is even a surfer's bar close by.
The Boathouse Oceanfront Cooking Classes
The Boathouse Oceanfront Cooking Class takes place every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. If you’ve ever wondered just how to recreate the perfect harmony of flavours, textures, spices, and aromas of Thai cooking then this is the place to come to for informative and amusing instruction in a beautiful location.
Oceanfront cooking classes at Boathouse last four Read More...
- Opening Hours: Sat and Sun 10:00 – 14:00
- Location: Boathouse Wine & Grill near the southern end of Kata Beach
Kata Temple is located on a big piece of land covering about 48 rai, surrounded by beautiful nature with mountains and some tropical forest. The temple itself was built in 1832 and was simply known as Wat Kata, after the village’s name. 80 years later it was renamed Wat Kittisankaram. The temple features a beautiful ubosot (ordination hall) housing the temple’s main statue of Lord Buddha, a karepriiy hall (or monastery pavilion), monks’ dormitories and a primary school on the same grounds. Though the temple was built a long time ago it has been looked after quite well with regular renovations. The result is the whole temple looks quite new with bright and fresh colours on most of its buildings. Wat Kata is truly a lovely local temple to pay a visit. Dressing with respect is a must.
- Opening Hours: Daily
- Location: On Patak Road about a kilometre from the beach.