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“Gorgeous beach!”
Review of Kata Beach

Kata Beach
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US$19.83*
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Phuket to Koh Phi Phi by Phi Phi Cruiser
Ranked #12 of 25 things to do in Kata Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This cozy, secluded beach features calm waters and is a favorite for families and couples to relax, snorkel and body surf.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Before going to Kata Beach I’d read a lot of mixed reviews but decided I would try it for myself. I have to say I was 100% satisfied with this beach. It’s a sand beach with very few rocks so don’t panic thinking it’s rocky because it isn’t - you don’t need water shoes. The beach is big and yes it does get busy but it wasn’t until about 3pm that it got busier but I don’t mind a busy beach. We paid to go on the banana boat which was 1,500 baht (got it down from 2,000 baht - you have to barter haha) and that was very fun. There’s also other activities like jet skis, massage beds on the beach and a surf machine but I am unsure of prices. Some reviews state you need to pay 200 baht to access the beach but we didn’t have to pay so I’m not sure how true that is; there’s no one around to collect money and no stands or anything. Many food places and restaurants around to eat, plus bars, some pricier than others but you’ve just got to look around to see what suits your budget. Also, there are many tuk tuk’s that you can take to various other places - again you can barter the price down a bit and make sure you get one with Bluetooth or an aux so that you can blast out your own music! All round gorgeous beach with plenty to do for everyone

2  Thank Daisychains31
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

As an Australian I’m used to pretty nice beaches - and Kata didn’t disappoint. It was super flat and calm when we were there but beautiful silky water, and so warm. A lot of people on the beach (mainly Russians) but it didn’t feel too hectic and we weren’t hassled to buy stuff. You can hire stand up paddle boards and cables or long boats, but most people seemed happy to chill!

1  Thank Emma H
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Kata beach is filthy and never looks as though it is cleaned unlike say Kamala which is pristine.
I have seen chinese tourists throw their babies dirty nappies in the water and using the waters edge as a toilet, unfortunately this is what Thailand is becoming with the new wave of tourists.

Thank Aussietraveller11
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

I wasexecting a better looking beach but I was disappointed.
Another disappointing thing is that there is no lifeguard on the beach,it is located about 5 minutes away from the beach.

Thank Georgeana R
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely Sandy beach with plenty of sun beds to rent 200 bht for a day included sunshade

Apparently this beach is safer than Karon Beach as there are no. undercurrents in the sea.
Beach is reasonably clean & tidy .& like most beaches in Thialand now has large groups of Eastern Europeans who tend to like a drink & can be very loud.But the beach is big enough to be able to avoid them.

Thank RH657
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