Top Things To Do & Places To Visit in Kata Beach

Kata Beach, situated just 12 miles west of Phuket, is a beautiful area with crystal clear waters surrounded by scenic hills as the lovely Pu Island rests just offshore. The beach offers excellent swimming opportunities as the water is quite calm and there are no drop offs. In addition to beach activities, there are a number of fun things to do and places to visit in Kata Beach.

Although Kata Beach has calm waters, surfers of all levels can hit the waves at Kata Beach's Surf House regardless of the weather conditions! This venue features a restaurant and bar centered around the main attraction, a double flowrider where a high powered machine generates waves up a sloping pool to simulate ideal surfing conditions. Beginner surfers hold on to a guiding rope that is secured by a staff member, while experienced surfers show off their best moves.

For one of the world's most incredible miniature golf experiences, head to Dino Park Mini Golf on the Beach Road just outside of Kata Beach. This amazing 18 hole mini golf course features realistic dinosaurs as well as an erupting volcano and a restaurant themed to the Flintstones. Dino Park Mini Golf is a perfect destination for the entire family and a great activity to enjoy in the evening when the heat and humidity of the afternoon has subsided.

Kata Beach is also home to Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking, which offers the unique opportunity to ride on an elephant through the jungle on treks ranging from 20 minutes to an hour. The facility's highly trained handlers guide guests through a dense tropical forest along trails that lead from the southwest corner of the island. Families can visit the free banana kiosk, where children and adults can feed bananas to the elephants. Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking also features a large bar where guests can enjoy a soft drink or alcoholic beverage while admiring the scenic ocean view.

For an afternoon of pampering and relaxation, visitors to Kata Beach head over to the Oriental Massage Phuket. This luxurious and affordable spa facility is the perfect place to unwind while receiving treatments from the spa's skilled therapists. Oriental Massage Phuket offers massage treatments, facial massages and body treatments, as well as a spa package that incorporates a variety of treatments. All of the services at the spa are performed among soothing music and pleasant fragrances that combine for a truly memorable experience.

Finally, Kata Beach has many tour operators that provide snorkeling and scuba diving excursions into the beautiful waters surrounding the beach. Visitors can select from trips that last just a few hours to full day excursions and trips that last several days! These are amazing opportunities to witness some of Phuket's most famous dive sites, such as Phuket Shark Point, House Reef at Kata Noi, the Anemone Reef and the King Cruiser Wreck. Dive operators in Kata Beach include Sea Fun Divers, Phuket Scuba Club, Dive Asia, Oceanic Divecenter and Kata Scuba.

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