About Kata Karon

Situated 20 kilometres from town, beautiful Kata (pronounced "Ga dta", both syllables with a low tone) is a scenic gem, its clear water flanked by hills, and picturesque Pu Island sits offshore. Kata beach has safe swimming and does not have any dropoffs. It is safe for children and non-swimmers. But always take notice of the flags that fly, they will let you know if it is not safe to swim. There is a coral reef on the right hand side of the beach that goes out to Poo (crab) Island. Sitting on the beach and looking right you may see local fishermen on the rocks trying to catch their supper. Kata Noi Situated 20 kilometres from town or less than 1km south of Kata Yai is Kata Noi, a smaller beach with fewer hotels and less development. The beach is superb. Many fish inhabit the rocks and corals along the beach-less shoreline stretching south.