The Cosy Little Bay of Kata Noi
Just a few minutes drive from Kata Beach, you will find this cosy little bay with beautiful scenery at the end of a beachside cul-de-sac. Most visitors come to Kata Noi to enjoy its wonderful scenery, but actually it’s also a great place to swim and it has a lot of great sites for snorkeling. In the monsoon season from May to October, Kata Noi becomes a destination for surfers with its challenging waves. During this period, swimming could be really dangerous, but for surfers it’s just a perfect playground. Only five minutes from the beach, you can get to the famous Kata Viewpoint that provides you with a stunning view of Kata, Kata Noi and Karon bays.
Attractions in Kata Noi
Covering an area of only about half a mile, Kata Noi is one of the smallest beaches on Phuket. However, this beach is also among the most popular ones on the island. Its crystal clear water, soft white sand and the green jungle in the background have attracted so many visitors everyday. Besides fantastic scenery, this beach has many more intersting attractions for its visitors. The main Kata Noi attractions that make a lot of of its visitors keep coming back for more are:
Beach Watersports – Kata Noi has various watersports facilities for your excitement during your holiday. Banana boat is probably the most popular one, this ride may not be unique to Kata Noi, but it always can entertain people everywhere. There are also parasailing and jetskis that you can rent. Kayaks and hobie cats are also available for rent by the hour, which is a great way to enjoy Kata Noi’s beauty from the water. At the southern end you will find a great spot for snorkeling with a wonderful underwater beauty.
Surfing – Many surfers are flocking in Kata Noi during stormy season from May to October. This is when you will see some big waves hitting the shore and that’s just the perfect playground for avid surfers. The good waves on Kata Noi are usually off the northern headland. Near the northern headland is where the right-hander main wave breaks. During this ‘surfing season’ you really get to see the other face of the Kata Noi that’s more exciting and even quite extreme sometimes.
Hotels in Kata Noi
There are not too many hotels in Kata Noi, but mostly the hotels and resorts in this destination are really great. They offer great facilities and fantastic views of the ocean. Some of the best Kata Noi hotels are:
Katathani Phuket Beach Resort – This resort has 479 rooms that mostly are facing the ocean, pools and beachside gardens. There are also fitness centers, private tennis courts and a luxury spa.
Mom Tri’s Villa Royale – This Thai-style resort has 35 suites facing the ocean, and features an award winning restaurant as well as a world-class spa. The suites across the resort vary, but they all feature traditional Thai themes, creating a unique blend of modern and traditional touch.Tags: Attractions in Kata Noi, Kata Noi