Where to stay in Phuket : Kata-Karon

Written by admin on January 8th, 2014. Posted in Where to Stay in Phuket


Kata Beach

Kata beach is long and sandy, but not very wide. Its sand is clean and white, and the water is calm and safe for swimming. The beach is lined with large casuarina trees, with deckchairs for those who enjoy lying by the beach. Alternatively, if you prefer slightly more exciting activities, the beach area also offers various water sports, such as jet-skiing, parascending, banana boat rides, water skiing and diving packages. Yachts anchor offshore, and Koh Pu may be seen nearby. Boats may also be chartered for diving in this area.


Karon Beach

Karon is the next beach to the north of Kata beach, and may be reached by foot in just a few minutes. The beach is much larger and longer than Kata beach, and the sand is especially clean, fine and white, a major attraction of Karon beach. However, as there are no large trees to provide shade, the beach is quite hot. Tourists enjoy sunbathing here because it offers private surroundings.

Laem Sai may be seen to the left of the beach, and the small island off the coast is Koh Pu, where diving schools bring students to practise scuba-diving, although boats may also be chartered for diving in shallower waters. Kata and Karon beaches also offer a wide range of facilities, including the shopping centres and shops located at the
roundabout to the far right of the beach, as well as nightlife entertainment.

Accommodation and Facilities

This area offers a wide range of accommodation in various different styles,
and prices vary from budget to high-end. Most hotels are located by the beach,
providing a stunning view of the sea, and offer a good standard and quality of
service, evidenced by their reservations which increase every year. Celebrated
hotels in this area includeMom Tri’s Boathouse, Malisa Villas, Aspasia Phuket,
Village Resort and Spa and Centara Villa, amongst others.

Recommended Restaurants


A Thai and international restaurant where the Antipasto misto and King prawn salad
come recommended.

Address: Bougainvillea Terrace Resort, 86 Patak Road, Phuket 83100
Tel.: (667)633-0139, (667)633-0087

Website :

Mom Tri’s Kitchen

A seafood and international restaurant very particular about the freshness and cleanliness of its ingredients and seasonings. Recommended dishes include the
soft-shell crab salad and lamb cutlets.

Address: 12 Kata Noi Road, Karon, Phuket 83100 Tel.: (667)633-3568

website: www.thailandsbestrestaurants.com/restaurants/momtriskitchen.html


One of the Aspasia Phuket’s restaurants, serving Thai fare, but offering a harmony between local Thai and Mediterranean cuisine. The Thai appetizer assortment and selection
of Mediterranean dips are recommended.

Address :The Aspasia Phuket, 1/3 Laem Sai Road, Kata Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100 Tel (667)633-3033

Website : www.aspasiaphuket.com