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Staying at kata palm resort, need help

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Staying at kata palm resort, need help

Hi guys

My wife and I are making our first visit to thialand late august, we are staying 10 nights at the kata palm. We chose the kata palm as it seemed to be a great location for us to away from the mass of people but not to far away so we can visit patong in the evenings I just wanted to know am I right in thinking this or should I have chosen a different hotel also what activities excursions would you reccomend we are a youngish couple and like to be quite active not just sit on a beach

many thanks


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1. Re: Staying at kata palm resort, need help

We are staying at KAta Palm in Aug as well thinking of the following things to do: hongs by starlight-john Gray trip with phuketsailing on 90ft cat sounds wonderful night markets in phuket town shopping :) trip to phi phi not sure who with yet khao lak national park elephant ride and bamboo rafting down river just to name a few 2nd time to phuket loved it in July last year hope you have a great trip plenty of other ideas on T/A cheers

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I stayed at Kata Palm Dec 2009 and was very impressed, The rooms were great and there is this amazing freestyle pool that winds itself through tropical gardens via a pool bar. The breakfast was okay but not great.

The beach at Kata is a 5 minute walk or they have a shuttle van to take you there. I'd stay there again. Re Patong. not far but you'll be at the mercy of rip off tuk tuks or taxis if you are going to get there that way

I would atay 5 nights Kata and 5 in Patong. In August your room rates will be a huge bargain!



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We also loved the Kata Palm and recommended it to friends who are going in July. The rooms are really beautiful and the pool is amazing! It is very relaxing and you would stick to the pool a lot - and the beach is lovely also. We did some walks as well to nearby beach Kata noi i think it's called, Pretty hot walk though!

Easy taxi to other areas.

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We stayed there is Dec 2010 and it was wonderful...would go back there any day.

It is easy access to everything without being in the "madness" of Patong! There are tour desks everywhere although we stuck to one at the hotel and they gave us good prices. We did the Coral Island trip but wouldn't do it again (or recommend it).

I am green just thinking about Kata!! Have a wonderful time...!!


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5 minutes walk to the beach ? It could be done...

Patong is 20 minutes by tuk tuk and will be a minimum of 600 baht return. More like 800 baht nowadays from what I hear.

Did you make a mistake ? Sort of. It would be pretty cheap to stay at Kata Palm in August, but so would have other hotels, eg Kata Beach Resort, right on the beach. Also, you should have split your stay b/w two places, Kata and Patong.

Not much point in asking for advice after you've booked !

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