Revisiting Kata | 旧地重游新惊喜

与Kata很有缘,第一次到普吉岛度假,下榻附近。那时是九月,难得天气晴朗,游客稀少。宁静的Kata海滩和慵懒的海浪,我们静静地看着书,小睡片刻,好悠闲。

第二次因斯米兰天气恶劣,取消了原本安排的旅程,重游这片海滩,颠覆了之前的印象。这次是十一月,旺季开始了,Kata海滩活力十足,游客挤挤,笑声此起彼落,热闹非凡。

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I remembered Kata Beach as a peaceful place to be, away from the hustle and bustle of Patong. A revisit last November, totally changed my impression. Kata beach came alive with the high level of energy and the huge groups of tourists.It was still more manageable than the crowd at Patong, so we settled for our sun beds and an afternoon of chill-out started.

joojourneys kata beach phuket sun beds

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Fresh coconut blend (70 baht)

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Rows and rows of sun beds (400 baht per bed, negotiate for a better price if you are in groups)

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The Club Med sun beds were pretty (only for Club Med guests). Couldn’t resist a few more shots 😛

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A super agile and obedient dog having a game of fetch with his owners. Affectionate too 🙂

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Sometimes I wonder if Goofy can be as smart if we train him.

The gradient of Kata beach is so gentle that you can walk out far into the sea without much difficulty. At the other end, you can attempt to surf.

Surfing (150 baht for an hour)

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Kata’s pretty great for surfing, but please remember to adhere to the surfers’ right of way. If you are swimming near the surfers, please move away as the waves are huge and sometimes when surfers are washed in, you may get hit.

Para-sailing (1500 baht)

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And the highlight of the afternoon was para-sailing (read more in my other post). We started just when the sun’s setting, so we were the last customers for the day and it was simply awesome and breath-taking. Negotiate for a better price if two or more are trying out the activity. Jetski is available too, just that I prefer to fly instead 😛

Spotted this other flying activity earlier in the day but wasn’t too sure what it was. Would definitely try it if I find it next time 🙂

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How to get to Kata

20 minutes from Patong, it costs about 400 baht per Tuk Tuk per way.

Coming back to Patong from Kata in the evening may be slightly challenging due to the crazy traffic, so the return trip will cost slightly more, about 500 baht.

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All photos were taken by the Sony NEX cam.

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