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Kata Noi Beach ▷ What to Do in Kata Noi?

One of Phuket’s most beautiful beaches

Kata Noi Beach is a beautiful sandy bay and a perfect spot 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.

Kata Noi Beach in Phuket, Thailand

What to Do in Kata Noi?

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.

The Beach

Kata Noi Beach

A few years back, Kata Noi Beach was voted one of the ten most beautiful beaches in the world by Trip Advisor. The water is blue, clear and shallow, the sand is soft and the beach is very wide.


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 very big, surfing gets more challenging.

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Karon Viewpoint

Karon Viewpoint in Phuket

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 panoramic spot is one of the best-known landmarks of Phuket and almost everyone stops at least once for a photo.

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Where to Stay on Kata Noi

The bay is not very big, and since decades, the beachfront has entirely been occupied by only three resorts: Katathani Resort, The Shore, and Mom Tri’s Villa Royale. All offer access to one of the most beautiful beaches of Phuket.

The Shore at Katathani

The Shore at Katathani

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.

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Katathani Beach Resort

Katathani Resort

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 6 restaurants and the first rooms are very affordable.

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Mom Tri’s Villa Royale

Mom Tri's Villa Royale

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 own unique design and decoration, one of them even still features its own 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.

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Nook Dee Boutique Resort

Nook Dee Hotel

If your budget is limited, a little higher on the hill is Nook Dee Boutique Resort and just next to it, Foto Hotel.

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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.

Kata Noi beach seen from After Beach Bar

Another great spot no to miss while in Kata Noi Beach, is the line of bars built high on top of the back hill, offering spectacular views on the bay, With names like ‘The Sundeck‘, ‘Small View Point’ or ‘After Beach‘ or ‘Baan Chom View‘ you get the idea: great sunset, decent food and the best way to enjoy a beer watching the sun go down on Kata Noi Beach.

After Beach

After Beach Bar above 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 strong 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.

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Baan Chom View

Baan Chom View Phuket

Baan Chom View restaurant is just next to the well-known After Beach Bar. It actually looks almost the same and serves good and well-priced Thai food.

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Mom Tri’s Kitchen at Villa Royale

Mom Tri's Villa Royale

Mom Tri’s Kitchen is another main 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.

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The Harbour at The Shore Villas


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).

Heaven Rooftop Restaurant

Phuket Best Rooftop Bars

A little further just below the famous Karon Viewpoint is also a nice panoramic rooftop restaurant called Heaven.

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Sabai Corner

Sabai Corner Restaurant

Sabai Corner is a hidden Thai restaurant located below Karon Viewpoint.

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Kata Noi Photos

Kata Noi beach at the end of the daykata-noi-beach-phuket

Kata Noi Beach Map

What’s around?

The Shore at Katathani Phuket on Kata Noi Beach

Katathani Phuket Beach Resort on Kata Noi Beach

After Beach Bar Phuket

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