Spreading over 1 mile, Kata Beach is among the most visited beaches in Phuket. Boasting beautiufl golden sand and surrounded by picturesque views of the ocean, the beach is visited by thousands of visitors every day. For Muslim visitors, Kata Beach does not have many facilities, however Patong is just half an hour drive from Kata Beach, here visitors can find an array of halal restaurants and mosques.
Kata Beach is a charming gem surrounded by hills and the Pu Islands can be spotted at a distance. The beach is sectioned into two areas namely Kata South and Kata Center. Kata Center is the area around the northern end and Kata South has numerous resorts. The beach is crowded with surfers during the months of May to October when the waves are excellent for surfing. The rest of the year, the waters are calm and good for swimming.
There is a beautiful viewpoint just a few miles away from the beach known as the Karon Viewpoint. The viewpoint is located between Nai Harn and Kata Noi beaches and offers amazing views of Kata Nai and Kata Yai. There are good facilities at the Karon Viewpoint where visitors can relax and take in the exotic views.
Another good place to have fun is the Dino Park, home to a mini-golf course, where people of all age groups can have some quality fun. Kata South offers some good shopping opportunities. There are several kiosks around the resorts where visitors can find a variety of items like local handicrafts, handmade trinkets and jewellery and several other souvenirs.
The nearest airport to the Kata Beach is the Phuket International Airport. There are buses available from the airport to Kata Beach and cost around 200 Baht. There are open buses availablefrom Phuket Town to Kata Beach that cost around 30 Baht for a one-way trip.
There are a few eateries around Kata Beach where visitors can find vegetarian food. For locating halal food around the area it is best to enquire with locals. It is best to visit Phuket Town or Patong to find a good array of halal restaurants that serve local Thai and international cuisine.
Finding mosques around Kata Beach is difficult. It is best for visitors to enquire with locals. Alternatively both Patong and Phuket Town are 25-30 minutes away from Kata Beach and have mosques. The nearest mosque to Kata Beach is the Noorul-Ibadah Mosque in Mueang and Nun Huda Mosque in Patong.