When you go somewhere for a vacation, celebration, and the like, one of the main things on your mind is a “What is there to do?” Of course, the answer can be different for everyone. Some people need to have an itinerary to have fun. Others want to go with the flow and see where the winds take them. Whichever type of person you are, there’s plenty to do here at Kata Beach.

To help you have the best time while you’re here, here’s a short guide on the places you should go and what you can do there.

Have a Drink at One of the Viewpoint Bars

Tons of bars line the street that runs along the beach in Kata. Most of them are good, but the most fun ones are located on the hillsides above the beach. At these bars, the views are great, you can get some good drinks, and it’s a lot cheaper than having drinks down on the beach.

There are several bars to choose from. You can start your evening with a cocktail and sunset at one of these bars, then move on to a bar where you can dance some more. Most of the bars here are situated at the viewpoints. When sitting on one of these bars, you’ll get a panoramic view of the sea and the entire bar area. So that means that you’ll get to see all the other tourists enjoying the nightlife, too.

Go Snorkeling and Diving

The ocean around Kata Beach is suitable for snorkeling and diving. If you’re a beginner, though, you should stick to snorkeling. Beginners will have an easier time snorkeling in the shallows, where the water is shallow enough to stand up in.

If you’re a more experienced diver, though, you can go diving to some of the shallower areas of the ocean, such as the reef at Kata and the King Cruiser wreck. For snorkelers, the best places are just off the beach, such as the area in front of the Kata Viewpoint, which is a series of platforms you can jump from into the ocean below.

Visit the Night Market

While you’re in Kata, be sure to stop by the Kata Night Market, which is a short walk from the beach. There is everything here: clothes, food, and lots of souvenirs. It’s a great place to get some souvenirs to bring home and keep as a reminder of your Thai vacation. There are also many food stalls around, selling all kinds of delicious Thai food.

You can also enjoy a traditional Thai massage, which costs around $10 for an hour of massage, or get your ears pierced for about $1. It’s a really fun place to hang out, especially if you want to get away from the beach and hit a different kind of market.

Go Surfing

Surfing is one of the main sports that are associated with Kata Beach. A lot of people come to Kata Beach to learn to surf. There are several places on Kata Beach to go surfing, so you’ll never be without a wave to catch. You can rent surfboards and even take lessons.

There are several surfing schools on Kata Beach. They offer lessons for all levels, so whether you’re a beginner or an experienced surfer, you’ll always have a good time here. Shops sell surfboards and other surfing gear if you don’t have yours with you. If you’re not sure what you might need to go surfing, you can always stop by a shop and ask.


Kata Beach is a great place to go on vacation, even if it’s just for a day trip. Whatever you decide to do here, though, you’ll have a great time. And if you come during the summer, you’ll be able to enjoy the other great things that Kata Beach has to offer, including concerts by local and international artists, good food, and a fantastic atmosphere.

If you decide to come here, though, be sure to stay safe and follow the area’s rules. This will make your vacation a lot more fun and enjoyable.

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