Ad: South end of Kata Beach.
Kata Beach is a great beach spot, especially during low season when there aren’t so many people around. The nightlife scene in Kata has a few bright spots, one of the most popular being Ska Bar, located right at the south end of the beach. As the sun sets and the people come out to play, Ska Bar starts rolling out the tunes and the fire dancers get to work, putting on shows on the beachfront.
The music tends to move between hip hop, standard dance tunes and, of course, reggae. Ska Bar is kind of a reggae bar, complete with young Rasta wannabes serving the drinks. The bar is really small, so arrive early if you want to be guaranteed a seat. Beers go for about 80 baht, while cocktails are 120 to 150 baht each.
Ska Bar is a popular Kata nightspot among tourists in the area. The Rasta boys are usually a friendly bunch, although they can be rather glum sometimes.