After Beach Bar is apparently a modest looking place with a strong reggae identity found just passed Kata Noi Beach on the way to Nai Harn Beach. Seen from the road it is a rather shabby looking bar with thatched roofs, but After Beach Bar is known to have one of the most amazing panoramas on the island, a superb bird’s eye view on the pristine blue bay of Kata Noi Beach.
After Beach Bar and its neighbours ’Small View Point’ and ‘Baan Chom Restaurant’ are wooden terraces built on wood stilts against a hill. If you see how it’s built, you might to step away from the edge. However, at sunset time you will forget it and just sit there in awe like everyone else. This cluster of restaurants have been there for more almost two decades.
After Beach is of course a bar and a restaurant but also a shop selling an eclectic collection of Rasta items. You’ll find handmade necklaces, tee shirts and woolen hats with the three official yellow, red and green Rasta colour. The whole thing is frequently embellished with the inevitable cannabis leaf and a generous dose of Bob Marley.
If reggae is not your thing it won’t really matter. Everyone goes to After Beach Bar for the terrace overlooking Kata Noi beach and the glorious golden sunsets. With a chilled beer or coconut in hand and the timeless reggae music, this is as good as it gets.
The food is not exceptional but prices are fair considering the unique location. The service is not worth mentioning and varies with the weather. Ultimately it doesn’t matter much, you are just here for the views!
Location: 44, Thanon Kata, Kata Beach
Open: 9 am – 11 pm
Phone: 089 594 7475