Kata Noi Beach
The beach is made up of a soft golden sand that gently slopes down to the sea. The seabed is mostly sand with the occasional rock, making it a nice place to go swimming. There are two separate entrances that both lead to the same beach. The north entrance is closer to Kata beach and is mostly occupied by the beautiful Katathani Phuket Beach Resort. The south entrance is more private and is closer to an area well suited for snorkeling. This entrance can be found at the very end of the beach road.
Like most of the major beaches, you can rent a lounge chair for about 100 baht for the day. There are small drink stalls where you can purchase beer or any other cold refreshment. They also offer light snacks. If you are hungry, be sure to check out Mom Tri’s Kitchen, a somewhat pricey place to eat, but it has some beautiful views of the beach.
Kata Noi Beach is a perfect destination for those wishing to spend time at the beach, but want to stay away from the crowds of the more touristy destinations. It offers natural beauty with plenty of activities to entertain for the entire day. Kata Noi Beach is one of the must see destinations in south Phuket.
Although you won’t find all the beach activities that the busier beaches of Kata, Karon and Patong have, you can still find some. Jet-ski’s and banana boat rides are available from Kata Noi. You can also find some very good snorkeling along the south end of the beach. There is plenty of coral to explore as well as many colorful tropical fish to admire.
If you’re coming down the hill from Rawai, just make a left at the bottom of the big hill instead of right. Follow the road for a few kilometers until the road ends, you will see signs leading to the beach.