Located immediately south of Karon Beach around a rocky headland and a little cove is Kata Beach, a little village with the unobtrusive resort of Club Med occupying the center of the beach. The bay is winged by smaller hotels, resorts, restaurants, bars and boutiques.
Kata and Kata Noi, its smaller cousin to the south, are quiet beaches. Crystal clear waters and a wide choice of recreation together with lots of elbow-room are the highlights of the Kata area.
This is the beach of choice for snorkeling and diving because it remains shallow for about thirty meters from the shoreline. Koh Poo, the small island off the north end, has a lively coral reef that offers excellent views of the marine life of the region.