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Kata or Karon - which beach is nicer?

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Kata or Karon - which beach is nicer?


Will be in Phuket late February next year. Struggling to decide on whether to stay in Kata or Karon. We are happy to travel into Patong for nightlife. The main thing for me is the beach - which town has a nicer beach!? Your opinions would be much appreciated and any hotel recommendations (4* +)


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1. Re: Kata or Karon - which beach is nicer?

Been discussed many times before, have you looked at all the previous threads ?.

Personally I prefer Karon beach to Kata, other people prefer Kata.

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2. Re: Kata or Karon - which beach is nicer?

Kata fan myself

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3. Re: Kata or Karon - which beach is nicer?

Karon beach is much longet and gets deeper quicker and often have more waves then Kata. Since itsso long it does not get that crowded feeling that Kata can have in busy times..in front of the beach the view is open sea.

Kata beach has a nicer enviroment around with palms and threes in the background, that also gives some shades there is an small island in front of the beach, this gives Kata beach a more of a "green palm feeling" then Karon that is more of an open view, Kata has 2 public toiltes, one in each end of the beach.

At 5pm its more local activities on Kata beach, fotball, beachball & the locals like to sit under the palm and eat...

Both beach has its own charm.

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4. Re: Kata or Karon - which beach is nicer?

I work on the southern end of Karon beach and like this part of the beach. Perhaps I am biased :-). Karon beach is about 3 km in length. However I prefer Kata beach as it is smaller and more cosy with lovely views overlooking Koh Pu (Crab island).

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5. Re: Kata or Karon - which beach is nicer?

Karon and Karon Sea Sands Resort and spa, in a pool access room

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