Kata Beach, Thailand
Just a short walk from our guesthouse in Phuket was Kata Beach. This beach is lined with palm trees, restaurants, and souvenir stores. Just north of this beach is the popular Karon Beach. We tend to avoid the crowds and areas that are too raunchy, so we choose to lie on Kata Beach because it is known as a more “family friendly” spot. We had been enjoying our day trips to spectacular islands nearby however it was time for a relaxing day close to our guesthouse.
A short walk from the stores on the main road was the beach.
Along this path we passed a crazy homeless couple who were quite entertaining.
It was ridiculously hot when we reached the beach.
Apparently everyone else had got there pretty early because they were all having afternoon naps.
This beach was very organized. A friendly guy ran to us and asked if we wanted to hire chairs and an umbrella. This cost us 200 baht ($6) and was worth every penny considering the temperature that day, and lack of available shade. After ordering some cooked food from one of the numerous food stalls along the beach, we went to find a spot to relax. A guy who worked there cleaned off some chairs and a table for us. We didn’t take a number or leave a name but somehow, among all the umbrellas, they found us and gave us our toasted sandwiches and chips. Great service!!
The tide was low but there were not too many people so we enjoyed the peace and quiet.
No crowds… Just the way we like it!!!
When the sun started to dip, we decided to take a stroll along the beach.
Read about how Justin TRIED to propose to me during this beautiful sunset over Kata Beach…
As we left the beach, we tried out some street food.
Corn on the cob
Spicy sausages dipped in a bag of hot sauce.
The walk back to our guesthouse was dark, and only slightly cooler.
We strolled around some night stalls and then got dinner. This day was exactly what we needed – Time to relax and unwind! We had booked another day tour of the following day so we were refueled and ready to do some more exploring.