Kata is just a few minutes south of Karon Beach with its white sand and clear water. It’s a palm-lined beach with some great restaurants. Not many hotels but a lively place and surfers will come here to catch the waves from May to October. Kata is split into two focal areas: Kata Centre, which is at the northern end close to Karon and Kata South. Visitors will find many souvenir shops along Kata Beach. Kata Noi is smaller and unspoiled, where you can find many fish and corals along the beach-less shoreline stretching south. There are also some great waves for body surfing.