Getting to know Kata Phuket

Kata Phuket in Thailand remains to be one of the most beautiful destinations in Southeast Asia. It boasts of a scenic beach with white sand and turquoise and tranquil waters which would truly let you relax. It is situated about 20 kilometers from town and is near another picturesque piece of land, Pu Island that can be visited by kayaking or jetskiing. Because of the wide array of wholesome activities that it offers, Kata, Phuket is considered to be one of the more family-oriented areas of the island.

There is a wide range of dining options in Kata Phuket that would surely satisfy any palate. There is the Boathouse Wine and Grill which is a classy restaurant located in Mom Tri’s Boathouse. You could enjoy eating their grilled food on the terrace which overlooks the beach. Some other restaurants which are worth trying would include Blue Fin Tavern, La Gindola, Khan Baba, Sorrento, On The Rock and Locanda.

There are numerous options for accommodations in Kata Phuket as well which would make your vacation a comfortable and memorable one. One of the top resorts would be Mom Tri’s Boathouse. It is a 4-star resort which is situated right on the beach. It is a highly regarded and intimate hotel with just 36 rooms. It is also centrally located so you can lounge on the beach, go back to the hotel and change and head off to some bars or shop at some of the island stores. The hotel is perfect for couples and honeymooners and houses an excellent dining and wine cellar. A popular family-oriented resort would be the Kata Beach Resort. It has 267 rooms and is conveniently located nearby just about everything you need: restaurants, shops, spas and the beach.

There are many things to do on Kata Phuket. First off, you can certainly do a lot of shopping. The local market is located near the main Kata road. You can buy all kinds of fish and spices which would make succulent and appetizing dishes. Aside from shopping for food, the local market also serves as a great place to learn more about the culture and local delicacies of Thailand such as their shrimp paste. You can also look for the old man who shells coconuts and enjoy fresh coconut juice and meat.

You can also do some diving and snorkeling and experience the colorful and exotic reefs of the island. For those who do not know how but would like to learn, there are a lot of experienced and certified instructors who could teach you. Diving and snorkeling can be done near the northern side of the bay. You could also try scuba diving, which is cheaper and reportedly safer compared to scuba diving.

Surfing can also be done during the rainy season which falls during the months of May through October. During this time, the sea is bit rougher which creates waves that surfers would surely enjoy. For the more active travelers, there are plenty of water sports activities to engage in such as wakeboarding, windsurfing, jet-skiing, kayaking, parasailing and waterskiing.

Author: Phuket Vogue

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