One of Phuket’s most beautiful beaches
- One of Phuket’s most beautiful beaches
- What to Do in Kata Noi Beach?
- The Beach
- Surfing in Kata Noi Beach
- Karon Viewpoint
- Where to Stay on Kata Noi Beach
- The Shore at Katathani
- Katathani Beach Resort
- Mom Tri’s Villa Royale
- Nook Dee Boutique Resort
- Where to Eat in Kata Noi Beach
- After Beach Bar
- Baan Chom View Restaurant
- Mom Tri’s Kitchen at Villa Royale
- The Sundeck
- The Harbour at The Shore Villas
- Heaven Rooftop Restaurant
- Sabai Corner
- Kata Noi Beach Photos
- How to get to Kata Noi Beach?
- Kata Noi Beach Map
- FAQs about Kata Noi Beach
- What’s around Kata Noi Beach?
Kata Noi Beach is a beautiful sandy bay and a perfect spot in Phuket if you want to be near the famous Kata Beach while staying away from the tourist crowds. This strand of white sand is blessed with incredibly clear blue water during the high season, and its location ‘out of the way’ kept it relatively quiet. Unless you know about it, you probably will miss it.
What to Do in Kata Noi Beach?
Apart from the beach and three resorts, not much is going on around Kata Noi Beach. Small restaurants, convenience stores, massages, bars and the usual tailors, all seem to be waiting for the hotel’s guests. However, the busy Kata Beach is only a couple of kilometres away.
A few years back, Kata Noi Beach was voted one of the ten most beautiful beaches in the world by TripAdvisor. The water is blue, clear and shallow, the sand is soft, and the beach is vast.
The northern end of the beach is a favourite spot among surfers who occasionally get some decent waves for learning and practising. When the low season arrives, the sea becomes rougher, and while the waves are never huge, surfing gets more challenging.
Despite its name, Karon Viewpoint is located high above Kata Noi Beach, which is the first beach you see on the photo above. The second beach is Kata Beach, and the third in the far is Karon Beach. This scenic spot is one of the best-known landmarks of Phuket, and almost everyone stops at least once for a photo.
Where to Stay on Kata Noi Beach
The bay is not very big, and only three resorts occupy the entire beachfront: Katathani Phuket Beach Resort, The Shore, and Mom Tri’s Villa Royale. All offer access to one of the most beautiful beaches of Phuket.
If you want to treat yourself to something unique and luxurious, try The Shore and their fantastic pool villas. The villas are superbly designed, with an infinity pool offering jaw-dropping panoramic views of the bay. The hotel has an excellent spa, a restaurant by the ocean and direct access to the beach.
Katathani Beach Resort occupies almost the entire beachfront of Kata Noi, and therefore all the rooms of the main wing happen to face the beach. This resort has several pools, no less than six restaurants and the first rooms are very affordable.
More unique and renown since decades is Mom Tri’s Villa Royale, built on the hillside of Kata Noi northern end. This unusual hotel, surrounded by a beautiful garden, used to be a private house converted very successfully into a hotel. Each room of the original wing has its unique design and decoration, one of them even still features its wine cellar built into a rock boulder. Villa Royale has two small pools, the most beautiful one is a seawater pool by the sea, while the other in the main wing is freshwater.
If your budget is limited, a little higher on the hill is Nook Dee Boutique Resort and just next to it, Foto Hotel.
Where to Eat in Kata Noi Beach
There are a few local restaurants along Kata Noi road, but none are on the beach itself. If you want to eat by the sea, there are only three options; all are part of hotels such as Mom Tri’s Kitchen at Villa Royale, The Shore and KataThani.
Another great spot no to miss while in Kata Noi Beach, is the line of bars built high on top of the back hill. Each of them offers spectacular views on the bay. With names like ‘The Sundeck‘, ‘Small View Point’ or ‘After Beach‘ or ‘Baan Chom View‘ you get the idea: fantastic sunset, decent food and the best way to enjoy a beer watching the sun go down on Kata Noi Beach.
After Beach Bar has been one of the very first panoramic bars above Kata Noi Beach, it started as a Reggae bar with a Bob Marley theme, and while the Rasta colours are still displayed on the facade and inside of the restaurant, it’s a lot toned down now.
Baan Chom View restaurant is just next to the well-known After Beach Bar. It looks almost the same and serves good and well-priced Thai food.
Mom Tri’s Kitchen is another prominent feature of Villa Royale, an excellent restaurant and probably one of the most romantic place to be on the island. A bit pricey, of course, so keep it for that special occasion.
The Harbor Restaurant was a lot better than most hotel restaurants we tried in the past. Set by the side of the infinity poolside and above the beach, it has a very romantic mood and offers an excellent menu (and wine list).
A little further just below the famous Karon Viewpoint is also a nice panoramic rooftop restaurant called Heaven.
Sabai Corner is a hidden Thai restaurant located below Karon Viewpoint. You will find it, isolated at the end of a narrow road in the middle of nowhere, but the view and the food (good without being exceptional) are worth the effort.
How to get to Kata Noi Beach?
From Patong Beach to Kata Noi: 13 km
From Phuket Airport to Kata Noi: 48 km
From Phuket Town to Kata Noi: 17 km
Kata Noi Beach Map
FAQs about Kata Noi Beach
- ✳️ What are the hotels available in Kata Noi
- ✳️ Where to eat around Kata Noi
- ✳️ How far is Kata Noi from Patong, Kata and Phuket Town?
a. Kata Noi beach is
1.7 km from Kata Beach
13 km from Patong Beach
17 km from Phuket town
47.km from Phuket International Airport