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Kata Beach

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Address: Pakbang Road, Kata Beach, Karon, Phuket, Thailand
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Phone Number: 66833986108
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This cozy, secluded beach features calm waters and is a favorite for...

This cozy, secluded beach features calm waters and is a favorite for families and couples to relax, snorkel and body surf.

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$100*
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Oasis Sky Breeze Spa: Kata Beach in Phuket including Transfers
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$36*
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Kata Beach Scuba Diving
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$26*
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Phuket to Koh Phi Phi by High Speed Ferry

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Not Bad At All for Off Peak Season

The sea was rough but swimmable. We relaxed and our 5 year old played with sand. It's small but good for family with your children as it's easily accessible from nearby... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed today
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

The sea was rough but swimmable. We relaxed and our 5 year old played with sand. It's small but good for family with your children as it's easily accessible from nearby accommodations. Perfect for a budget vacation.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovly beach with lots going on and lots of locals and tourists interacting. Locals will trying to offer your activities and items every couple of minutes buy you become used to it. Water is excellent quite wavey in rainy season.

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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Luv luv luv the place not so crowded and excellent place for families with young kids ..... Nice restaurants ... Massage and shopping places ... Activities of all kinds ... A nice place to relax and enjoy your summertime ........I recommend it strongly ...

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was a lovely weekend in one very nice beach. very sandy and the sea was very clear. There was a girl teaching yoga on site. Recommended.

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not overcrowded! Really clean and beautiful landscape! Nearby you will find many resorts and some restaurants but is not a place for you if you look for nightlife!

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Cheongju, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Kata is a lovely area with plenty to do and see. Lots of restaurants and bars and the town isn't too big to walk around. Karon beach is only a 20/30 min walk away too. Perfect for people wanting tourist Thailand without the Patong seediness. Only problem with this area and Phuket in general is the lack of buses. There... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Kata is always my preferred beach in Phuket. Not as busy and hectic as Patong but yet offering all the fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great beach, nice view, without flows. There are no cafés and restaurants, suitable for families with children.

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Calhoun, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very nice beach for swimming, surfing, or catching some sun. I personally recommend moving farther down the beach towards the Surf House end especially during an out going tide. If you don't realize it there is a drainage canal on the other end that does drop some less then ideal water onto the beach. Just my own personal perspective.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The beach like many others along that stretch is sandy and clean. I would though recommend going a bit back to look for food to the Thai Thai Art Café at 2/4 Ketkwan Road which was really good. Better than the food in restaurants along the beach itself. (Can't find it on here so sticking this review in here).

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