Kata Noi Beach
Kata Noi Beach is a great place to relax and soak up the sun. At about 700 metres long, it's one of Phuket's smaller beaches.
Soft sand, crystal clear water, and the lush green jungle backdrops are the main draws here. Kata Noi is on a dead-end road, so the only traffic you might encounter is if you're looking for a place to park your car.
The sea is very calm from December to April, while surfers come out to play between May and October. Kata Noi Beach enjoys large swells during this period, so be careful if you see red flags on the sand.
What to do on Kata Noi Beach
Banana boat rides are some of the most popular things to do for families in Kata Noi. You'll be towed through the water by a speedboat, clinging on tightly to the inflatable boat so that you won't fall off.
Parasailing and jet skiing are suitable for those looking for thrills. You can also rent Hobie cats and kayaks by the hour to see Kata Noi's beauty from afar. Always wear a lifejacket, especially when jet skiing.
The rocks at the southern end of the Kata Noi Beach offer excellent snorkelling, as you get to see plenty of colourful tropical fish and coral reefs.
Surfing on Kata Noi Beach
From May to October, surfers flock to Kata Noi to ride the waves. Even if you're not planning on surfing, it's a spectacle worth seeing. The fast waves are usually off the northern headland. The right-hander main wave breaks near the northern headland. Winds are southeasterly to northeasterly, with waves reaching up to 2 metres.
Where to eat on Kata Noi Beach
As you enter Kata Noi Beach, there a few local restaurants serving reasonably priced Thai and international dishes located on the left-hand side of the road.
For those looking for a fine-dining experience, Katathani Resort and The Shore have several restaurants and bars where you can enjoy European cuisine and premium wines. Partway up the hill towards Kata, Mom Tri's Kitchen at Villa Royale is one of the most popular upmarket restaurants on Kata Noi Beach.
How to get to Kata Noi Beach
Kata Noi is just south of Kata Beach – keep going straight after The Boathouse in Kata Beach and the road will eventually rise and veer to the left. Continue on this road and you'll pass the Katathani Phuket Beach Resort.
Mueang Phuket District