Kata Noi Beach is located on Phuket island. This is a small but very nice and cozy beach. On the beach, even in the high tourist season, not as crowded as the more famous and visited beaches of Phuket such as Patong or Karon.
The length of Kata Noi beach is just 600-700 meters, but the beach is wide enough. The beach itself is sandy, the sand is not to say that white, but not yellow, and the touch is very soft and tender. Walk on the beach barefoot is a pleasure.
This beach is perfect for a quiet measured rest. In addition, in our opinion, this is the best beach in Phuket. Photos of this particular beach can be seen in many brochures that are so active in promoting a paradise holiday in Phuket. And this is true, Kata Noi beach can be safely called the paradise of Phuket.
On the beach there are places of natural shade emanating from the vegetation near the hotels
The sea water is a gentle turquoise color. Even in bad weather, the sea near Kata Noi beach has a nice turquoise color. And the bright colors of the sea and coast, amid lush green vegetation and mountainous terrain are hard to miss, they immediately catch the eye. The first thing that impresses the beach, it's their colors, you just stand and admire the views, and after quickly throwing off his clothes, run to plunge in the gentle waters of the Andaman sea of the Indian ocean.
The entrance to the sea is quite flat, the depth comes quite quickly, which is good for fans to swim and stretch the bones. The bottom is sandy, without stones and other debris. The water temperature is slightly cooler than on the neighboring beaches, which is also a plus, because it gives at least a little cool from the hot Thai sun. What is more interesting is that the water in the sea is slightly saltier than in the neighboring Karon.
A video beach Kata Noi
We lived on Karon and often came to swim on this beach. The road, leisurely walking step, takes only 30-40 minutes. So, you wake up in the morning, the gentle sun peeks out the window, enveloping you with its gentle and warm rays, and you think where to go for a swim, stay on Karon or overcome more than 4.5 kilometers and go to Kat Noi Beach. When you come to Kata Noi beach, you understand with full confidence, "It was worth it!"
If we did your choice for the first time, and knew all the details about the Kata Noi beach, then no doubt would choose this beach for their permanent placement.
In terms of comfort, Kata Noi beach is not inferior to other famous beaches of the island, and in some cases even surpasses those. On the beach you can rent sun loungers and umbrellas, at a cost of 200 baht per day, two beach chairs and a sun umbrella. From beach activities, you can ride a banana or rent a jet ski.
There is also a free toilet. Since the toilet is free, its cleanliness and smell leave much to be desired.
On the beach a no-no, will be merchants, they traded all sorts of things, from sunglasses to watches "rolex". Traders are not so much as on other beaches and I must say, all the traders on the island are not Intrusive, they do not shout at the whole beach and do not stick. Quietly, quietly pass on the beach, and if you look in their direction, the gesture will show you the goods, waving his head in agreement, and they will come to you.
On the beach very clean. It is seen that the beach is cleaned regularly. But this is not surprising, because unlike many other beaches on the island on the first line of Kata Noi beach are luxurious 4 - and 5-star hotels.
Also, for this reason, on the Internet you can often find information that Kata Noi beach is the most expensive beach in Phuket. But this is not so, the beach itself is public and free, but the hotels located along the beach hold the status and are really not cheap.
Cafe on the beach of Kata Noi
Directly on the beach, in the shade of tropical vegetation, is the fun-filled On the rocks cafe. This cafe is almost hidden from the prying eyes of vacationers and is located in the farthest, left corner of the beach, where the stones already begin. Near these stones you can swim with a snorkel and a mask, take a look at the fish and enjoy the underwater life of the marine inhabitants of those parts.
Sitting at the coffee shop and slowly sipping soft drinks, you can enjoy views of the beach. From this point offers a beautiful view of the entire beach Map Noi.
Exits to Kata Noi Beach
On Kata Noi one road. But to get to the coast line of Kata Noi beach in two ways.
The first and near entrance to Kata Noi beach, if you follow Kata beach, will look like a staircase descending from the road and leading directly to the beach. Going down this stairs, you will get to the right extreme side of the beach.
The second entrance will lead you directly to the center of the beach. To do this, go along the road further and you will immediately get to the beach. The same path is suitable for those who follow the beach not only on foot, but also arrived in a rented car or motobike. Here you will also find parking places for a motobike or a car.
Infrastructure near the beach
Just behind the beach, at the carriageway of the only road, there is a small and beautiful Park (square). In this Park you can play games, walk by the artificial pool or sit in a cafe.
Behind the park there is a road along which there are a small number of cafes and restaurants, as well as massage parlors, exchangers, tour desks, grocery minimarkets, where you can eat and buy fruit.
Walking along this road, you will reach the tennis courts
Near the beach you can rent a scooter and go on it to explore the island.
What to see in the vicinity of Kata Noi beach on your own
There are no sights per se on the beach. Kata Noi - beach for a relaxing and measured relaxation. However, near the beach, there are several sights and one entertainment, which you can visit even on foot.
Walk to this site on foot from Kata Noi beach the fastest, following the street that departs from the center of the beach.
This is how the entrance to this road looks from the roadway near the beach
Following this road, you will go uphill, first along a concrete road, after which the road will become unpaved. Without turning, for 10 minutes, you can get out on the road wide road Kata-Sai Yuan Rd, then turning right, to be almost elephant farm - Khok Chang Kata Safari.
If you follow further down the road the Kata-Sai Yuan Rd, then after 850 meters you will reach the observation deck Karon View Point.
On the map, the road leading from the beach to the street Kata-Sai Yuan Rd cut off, but in fact it is quite possible to walk.
Photo of the road
Also, from Kata Noi beach, if you go towards the neighboring Kata beach, you can walk to another sight of the island - The Big Buddha Phuket. The path is not close, is about 8 kilometers, but walking is quite real. To do this, you will first need to go from Kata Beach to the Patak Rd wide road and follow towards Karon. On the right side of the road will be a pointer Big Buddha. Turning right on Patak Soi 12, and following the signs, climbing all the way up the mountain, you will come straight to the Big Buddha.
A turn and a sign-pointer "BIG BUDDHA" on the street Patak Rd
Landmark, not reaching the Sea & Sky hotel, but on the contrary will be the hotel Phuket Baan Karon Resort
Also from Kata before turning to the big Buddha can be reached by public bus "Phuket Town - Karon - Kata". The fare is 40 baht.
And for fun, and busy life, you can walk to the nearby beaches of Kata and Karon.
Where to stay on Kata Noi beach
As we said above, the best beach hotels are located on the first line and have access to the beach.
The best hotel on Kata Noi beach, is without doubt the 5-star Katathani Phuket Beach Resort. Its green area, where there are bars and restaurants, sun loungers and pool, directly overlooking the beach. Very comfortable to relax, lying in a sun lounger under a palm tree, wanted to swim, two steps and you are already on the soft sand at the azure sea water.
Also, the beach is located:
- 5-star resort Shore At Katathani. It's not even a hotel, and detached villas located on the hillside, giving stunning views of the sea and the beach from the terraces of villas. In addition, these villas with a private pool, the main infinity pool, free Wi-Fi and a Spa where you can relax. A fine Breakfast is included in the price of each Villa.
View of the Villa from the beach
For those who don't want to live near the sea, many hotels and apartments located in a quiet green area between the beaches of kata and Kata Noi. View hotels here.
Walk from these hotels, villas and apartments to the beach of Kata Noi or Kata is not difficult. The Kata Noi beach is only one road by which the tourists go. Yes, not everyone can afford to live in the Kata Noi beach, but swimming in such water can every. On this road walks a lot of tourists, they are like Kata and Karon.
Photo of the road from Kata to Kata Noi
The above hotels is certainly good, but this does not mean that if you have a little money to stay on Kata Noi beach you can't. Those who had studied the beach, you know that you can rent for a very reasonable price, near the beach, in two places:
2. If you walk along the inconspicuous road leading to Kata-Sai Yuan Rd, we wrote about this road above, you can go to the farm and the Karon View Point observation deck, then after passing only 100 - 200 meters, you will see rental housing and find a beautiful secluded bar.
How to get to Kata Noi
From Phuket airport from Phuket Town and Kata beach
From the airport by minibus to Kata, those you will find at the exit of the airport. The fare to Kata is 200 baht.
By public bus, first to Phuket Town. From Phuket Town to the final stop of Kata, and from there on foot 15 minutes to Kata Noi, along the coast by road through a small mountain. Buses from Phuket Town start from Ranong Street.
You can also always get straight to the Kata Noi taxi and tuk-tuks, the fare is around 1000 - 1200 baht. Or, to rent a motorbike or car.
Well, that's easier, you can book a private transfer in advance. At any time of the day, at the airport, you will meet your driver with a sign, which will be written your name and surname. To order a taxi is enough to inform your flight details.
With Patong beach
From Patong beach you can also get to the Cuts on public bus, but only with transfers. First you need to get on a bus to Phuket Town, the fare is 30 baht. And there take the bus to the Kata.
With Karon beach
With Karon beach on foot or by bus to Kata beach, and from there walk to Kata Noi.
From the beaches of Rawai, Yanui and Nai Harn
Via Phuket Town. Or, faster, get off on the first and only ring on this route - Chalong. You can exit in front of the ring, go a little ahead, turn left and wait for the Phuket Town-Karon-Kata bus. Or go outside the ring, cross the road and also wait for your route.
Photos of Chalong ring
From other beaches of the island
From other beaches in Phuket, you can get to Kata Noi by bus through Phuket Town.
In the direction of Kata Noi there is the only bus that starts in Phuket Town, then passes through Karon, and stops at the final stop located on Kata Beach. Further on foot or by taxi.
The bus schedule Kata-Karon-Phuket
With Kata Noi beach you can explore the island by public buses, rent a car or bike, or tuk-tuks.
The cost of taxi, tuk-tuk drivers from Kata Noi beach