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Phuket Snapshots: Kata Beach

A tree-lined shore fringes a pretty, sweeping curve of white sand nudging lazy, turquoise water in high season and crashing surf during monsoon. Kata beach is another of Phuket’s popular beaches lying to the south of Karon.

A road runs between much of the leafy shoreline and the manicured grounds of the Club Med resort behind. Except for a cluster of hotels and restaurants sprawling along the sand at the southern end, most of the beach remains undeveloped. The northern end is quieter with a tiny inlet often crammed with long tail boats depending on tide and time of day.

VIewpoint, Kata Noi, Kata, Karon beaches, Phuket, Thailand

VIewpoint of Kata Noi, Kata and Karon beaches

Kata beach, Phuket, Thailand

View of Kata beach from the southern end

Kata beach, Phuket, Thailand

Late afternoon view from Villa Elizabeth at the southern end

Kata beach, Phuket, Thailand

Midday at the beach. Koh Pu is on the horizon.

Kata beach, Phuket, Thailand

Sacred tree at the northern end

Kata beach, Phuket, Thailand

Fishing boats at the northern end

Kata beach, Phuket, Thailand

Yachts at anchor during regatta

Kata beach, Phuket, Thailand

Jet ski zone at the southern end during high season

Kata beach, Phuket, Thailand

In front of The Boathouse during high season

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11 responses

  1. Miguel Fajardo

    Ay Ay me he enamorado de la Playa! Muy bonitas fotos como siempre.

    May 30, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    • Gracias Miguel! Las playas son muy bonitas acá por seguro!!!! Tenes que visitarme!!!

      May 30, 2013 at 7:16 pm

  2. Lucy these are sensational photos! How I long to be there laying in the beach right now! Someday!!!

    May 31, 2013 at 2:25 am

    • Thanks so much, Nicole! It’s just heading into the rainy season so there will be less sunshine for a few months although there will still be some lovely days too. Now wouldn’t be the time to visit for good weather but prices drop drastically at this time of year! I can’t imagine you lying on the beach for long. You’d get bored, like me!

      May 31, 2013 at 9:59 am

      • He He….yes I would! 🙂

        June 5, 2013 at 5:26 am

  3. Looks absolutely gorgeous! I skipped Phuket because I thought it would be over developed and touristy, but you’ve just proven me wrong.

    May 31, 2013 at 4:59 am

    • Thanks Jessica! Phuket is big and there is development and tourism but if you get out and explore there’s still beauty here. When I traveled and lived in central Thailand I never wanted to visit Phuket for the same reasons but when I moved here I loved it. By the way, I’ve just been checking out your blog and love it! I was a teacher in Le Meridien hotel for a few years so maybe you could add teaching staff in hotels as another option for teachers!

      May 31, 2013 at 10:06 am

      • I’ve never heard of teachers in hotels but that’s a genius idea in Thailand – just drop the kids off and go to the pool! Or were you teaching hotel staff? I’d love more information on your position! Are you teaching in Phuket now?

        May 31, 2013 at 12:10 pm

      • Yes, I was teaching hotel staff in Le Meridien, Phuket but I left ten years ago. Before that I taught in a private language school but the hotel paid double the salary and offered other perks too! I taught different hotel departments the specific language they needed to communicate with guests and made all my own resources. I’ve recently returned to Phuket and am thinking about applying for a teaching position in different hotels again. Will see how that goes! Where are you teaching at the moment?

        May 31, 2013 at 12:28 pm

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