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Kata Beach
Just to the south of Karon lies Kata, a laid-back town with two stunning beaches. Kata Yai is the bigger beach, and if you’re not the type to lounge on the sand all day, you can rent practically any type of water-sports equipment here. Kata Noi, on the other hand, is quieter and smaller—ideal for a lazy day. Want a break from the beach? TripAdvisor travelers recommend taking a local Thai cooking class or going elephant trekking.

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Surf House
Surf House
Owner description: Aloha! Surf House Phuket is a family oriented, beach front surf club which has its own bistro and bar, as well as retail outlet. The centrepiece of the venue is the 'Double... more Owner description: Aloha! Surf House Phuket is a family oriented, beach front surf club which has its own bistro and bar, as well as retail outlet. The centrepiece of the venue is the 'Double FlowRider' which allows one to seemingly 'surf', all day... everyday! Signature cocktails and cuisines prepared by international and award winning team of chef are equally appealing as you sit back and enjoy the rustic and beautiful Kata Beach.So pack up for an adventure and see you at Surf House Phuket! less
Attraction type: Water Parks
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Kata Beach
Kata Beach
This cozy, secluded beach features calm waters and is a favorite for families and couples to relax, snorkel and body surf.
Attraction type: Beaches
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Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking
Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking
Owner description: Kok Chang Elephant Trekking Safari in set on a beautiful ocean viewpoint where the dense tropical jungle overlooks Kata Noi Bay. We offer various jungle routes riding on these... more Owner description: Kok Chang Elephant Trekking Safari in set on a beautiful ocean viewpoint where the dense tropical jungle overlooks Kata Noi Bay. We offer various jungle routes riding on these Majestic animals from 20 minutes, or to the summit on 30 minute and 1 hour treks. Fully trained and experienced guide handlers will take you and your family through the dense tropical forest along paths and trails from the southwest corner of the beautiful Phuket island stopping at scenic beauty for photographs along the way. Get lucky and sit on the elephants neck. Children and adults are encouraged to stop by the banana kiosk to observe and feed the Elephants, there is no charge. This is a great photo opportunity and you can even touch the elephants trunk. less
Attraction type: Zoos
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Soi Dog Foundation
Soi Dog Foundation(Phuket)
Owner description: Tours begin at 9:30 am, 11 am, and 1:30 pm. Free. Monday to Friday, 9 am to 12 noon, and 1 pm to 3:30 pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday. Soi Dog Foundation is a registered charity... more Owner description: Tours begin at 9:30 am, 11 am, and 1:30 pm. Free. Monday to Friday, 9 am to 12 noon, and 1 pm to 3:30 pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday. Soi Dog Foundation is a registered charity that helps street dogs and stray cats. Visitors are welcome to take a tour of the facilities and meet the hundreds of dogs and dozens of cats, and after the tour you can stay for the day to play with the animals. Rather than a "dog pound," Soi Dog's shelter is an uplifting environment where dogs and cats receive high quality care. less
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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River Rovers - Day Tours
River Rovers - Day Tours(Chalong)
Owner description: Phuket, the pearl of the Andaman, is famous for its white beaches and tropical nature; offering so many off the beaten tracks to explore and experience. If you’re a nature lover... more Owner description: Phuket, the pearl of the Andaman, is famous for its white beaches and tropical nature; offering so many off the beaten tracks to explore and experience. If you’re a nature lover, planet lover, or simply just want a holiday to love and always remember then you've come to the right place...River Rovers Eco Cruises!We are an independent Eco-Tour Company, taking small tours to all of the out of the way places, to see the natural beauty and Ecosystems that surround Phuket. We take no more than 6 guests on our Live-a-Board tours and a maximum of 10 guests for our Day tours, taking you away from the crowds of tourists, to show you the real Thailand with all of its treasures on offer.With our shallow draft of only 8 inches, we can pull up just about anywhere, without climbing on dinghies and clambering up the side of boats, perfect for all ages and abilities and wheel chairs are welcome too.You will experience a wonderland of wildlife, unspoiled by tourism. less
Attraction type: Scuba & Snorkeling; Boat Tours; National Parks; Photography Tours; Kayaking & Canoeing
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Red Duck Restaurant
Red Duck Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 123 Restaurants in Kata Beach
Price: $1 - $4
Cuisines: Thai
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Digital Payments, Reservations
Istanbul Cafe
Istanbul Cafe
Ranked #2 of 123 Restaurants in Kata Beach
Price: $3 - $9
Cuisines: Turkish
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Sabai Corner
Sabai Corner
Ranked #3 of 123 Restaurants in Kata Beach
Cuisines: Pizza, Thai, Pasta
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Eightfold  Restaurant
Eightfold Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 123 Restaurants in Kata Beach
Price: $1 - $16
Cuisines: Pizza, Thai, Pasta
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Curry Delight Indian Restaurant
Curry Delight Indian Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 123 Restaurants in Kata Beach
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

The Melody Phuket
3.5 of 5
The Melody Phuket
$14 - $138
Ranked #4 of 54 Hotels in Kata Beach
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Avista Phuket Resort & Spa
4.5 of 5
Avista Phuket Resort & Spa
$65 - $389
Ranked #7 of 54 Hotels in Kata Beach
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Casa e Mare
Casa e Mare
$16 - $18
Ranked #8 of 54 Hotels in Kata Beach
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Boathouse by Montara
4.0 of 5
Boathouse by Montara
$129 - $484
Ranked #6 of 54 Hotels in Kata Beach
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Boomerang Village Resort
3.0 of 5
Boomerang Village Resort
$36 - $92
Ranked #9 of 54 Hotels in Kata Beach
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Sawasdee Village
4.0 of 5
Sawasdee Village
$72 - $251
Ranked #10 of 54 Hotels in Kata Beach
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

The Shore at Katathani
5.0 of 5
The Shore at Katathani
$394 - $1,223
Ranked #1 of 54 Hotels in Kata Beach
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The Baray Villa
4.0 of 5
The Baray Villa
$176 - $469
Ranked #2 of 54 Hotels in Kata Beach
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Kata Sea View Villas
4.5 of 5
Kata Sea View Villas
$311 - $1,175
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.