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For a little day trip which is better Kata or Karon

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For a little day trip which is better Kata or Karon

Just want to swim and stroll around and have a lovely lunch, staying 9 nights in Patong and just want to spend a couple of hours away for a break.

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1. Re: For a little day trip which is better Kata or Karon

hi chezepops

go to Kata it has a beautiful beach and lots of little shops and market stalls, plenty of lovely little restaurants around too

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2. Re: For a little day trip which is better Kata or Karon

Hi,

I agree Kata is very nice but for the beach Kata Noi a little further down is my favourite.

regards

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3. Re: For a little day trip which is better Kata or Karon

Kata Noi has just twigged my interest, what is the difference, all we want is that nice swim, walk around, have a great lunch and just play for a couple of hours.

What restaurants (seafood is our love) do you recommend with that fantastic view atmosphere etc.

Thanks to all.

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4. Re: For a little day trip which is better Kata or Karon

chezepops

when are you going? it makes a difference to sea conditions for swimming, but still ok to visit Kata for a few hours out, and a look around

if you want to go for a beach swim anytime go to Tri Trang beach just few min by tuk tuk south end Patong, beautiful quiet beach, beach chairs were 100bhat hire last year, its pretty sheltered at any time of year so ok for swimming, mornings are better before the tide goes out, theres a beach bar, good massage and a restaurant right on the beach there, not to replace the Kata trip but just to go for a little

have a look at www.mapjack.com for a great view of all the areas, its like your walking around there, great website

and www.phuket.com have 360 panoramic views of the beaches

haven't had any meals in Kata YET! so not sure on any seafood places there, its on the books for this year though

have a great time :)

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5. Re: For a little day trip which is better Kata or Karon

Noi means small in Thai, so Kata Noi is the small beach. Beach access and parking is a pain if visiting, but the place is quaint. As suggested, Kata ia a great beach, lots of room, and many surf when its up at the southern end.

Karon is a long open beach with few trees, and not a lot to explore nearby.

Heres a Phuket map which may help you.

phukhao.com/download/maps/Phuket-map-5.gif

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6. Re: For a little day trip which is better Kata or Karon

chezepops,

There are two Thai restaurants at the southern end of Kata beach which both sell seafood. Kata Seafood has access to the SKA bar by a couple of steps.

Check out the menu at the Kata Beach Resort also, beachfront tables with the pool behind you & the ocean in front.

Both perfect positions. CJ

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7. Re: For a little day trip which is better Kata or Karon

There are lots of great places to visit, even if you have only a few hours to spare. Many are away from the tourist crowds and some, even the local expats don't know.

Try: phuketdelight.com/Best_Island_Drives.htm

for lots of ideas for looking around the island. There is much more to Phuket than just the tourist beaches - get out and see the island.

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8. Re: For a little day trip which is better Kata or Karon

Thank you all, were there at the very end of November, just wanted something to break the Patong 9 day experience, with just different scenery and not too much of an ordeal to get to.

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9. Re: For a little day trip which is better Kata or Karon

Kata is lovely, not sure on the seafood but Moma Tria's Boathouse is lovely,lovely spot!

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10. Re: For a little day trip which is better Kata or Karon

Hi,

As you'll be going through Karon on the way to Kata, why not ask the Tuk-Tuk driver to stop there for half an hour or so and have a walk around there? ... then go onto Kata Noi, check the scenery there, then back to Kata for lunch or whatever (maybe even up to Karon Viewpoint, then onto the "Small Viewpoint" restaurant/bar for a "scenic" lunch, then back to Kata. You could even fit in a quick vist to Kok Chang to feed the elephants.

As it's only a few klm's further than doing a straight Patong/Kata trip, why not ask your Tuk-Tuk driver to quote you for the lot (he will wait while you have lunch and he may even want to wait to take you back to Patong a few hours later).. it shouldn't be a great deal more than the normal rip-off price for 2 single trips.

Or get a driver like Manop who will do a day tour (and wait wherever you want) for 800 baht ... probably what a Tuk-Tuk would want to charge you for 2 single trips Phuket/Kata - Kata/Phuket.

Regards Jeff

Edited: 03 June 2010, 02:38
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