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Kathu

Travel Guide
Laem Singh Beach which includes island images, tropical scenes and landscape views

The smallest of Phuket’s districts has attractions for thrill seekers, while those looking for something quieter will find beaches, shrines and temples. 

There are many ways to enjoy Kathu's beautiful scenery. Laze on a beach, swim beneath a waterfall and wakeboard on a freshwater lake. Then turn your attention to the province's cultural attractions, including an important religious shrine.

Relax on the gorgeous sands of Patong, a popular resort town. In addition to the beach, many come here for the nightlife in its hundreds of restaurants and bars. Take a 10-minute long-tail boat ride from the southern end of Patong Beach to Freedom Beach, an enchanting strip of white sand flanked by jungle-covered hills. Due to its difficult accessibility, the beach is quieter than many others in the province.

A refreshing swim in the sea is one way to escape the midday heat, and so is a visit to Kathu Waterfall. This is a series of pools that sometimes fill up and overflow with rainwater, particularly from June to November during the monsoon season. Swim in the plunge pools and dip your head under the cascading water for an even more refreshing sensation.

A short walk southeast from the waterfall will lead you to Phuket Wake Park. Learn to wakeboard at this 1,345-foot (410-meter) long manmade freshwater lake. Lessons are given by professional instructors, while experienced riders can jump and spin off a range of obstacles.

After your fun on the water and beach explorations, experience some of Kathu’s cultural highlights. Learn about the area's tin mining heritage at the Phuket Mining Museum. Make your way to Kathu Shrine in the heart of Kathu village. Beneath a flowing green Chinese roof you can admire several exquisite woodcarvings. These depict deities from the ancient religion of Taoism.

While you are in the village, visit a street market for fresh fruit and vegetables or to barter for clothes and handcrafted souvenirs.

Reach Kathu by flying into Phuket Airport, about 40 minutes away by car. One of the easiest ways to get around to the province’s fabulous beaches, villages and cultural sites is by rental car. However, taxis and local bus services are also available.

The Par Phuket
The Par Phuket
3.5 out of 5
91/155 Moo 7, Wichitsongkram Road, Kathu, Phuket
The price is SG$60 per night from 8 Aug to 8 Aug
Excludes taxes & fees
This family-friendly Kathu hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Phuket Country Club and Prince of Songkla University. Central Festival Phuket Shopping Center is 2.5 ...
3/5 (5 reviews)
"hotel room is ok but other than that, nothing much to shout about...."

Reviewed on 10 Dec,2018

The Par Phuket
Tinidee Golf Resort Phuket
Tinidee Golf Resort Phuket
3 out of 5
42 Moo 5 Vichitsongkram Road, Kathu, Phuket
Situated in Kathu, this golf hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Patong Go-Kart Speedway, Kathu Waterfall and Prince of Songkla University. Phuket Country Club ...
4.4/5Excellent! (53 reviews)
Amazing place to stay
"This is a very amazing place"

Reviewed on 28 Feb,2020

Tinidee Golf Resort Phuket
Jantra Residence by Chinocollection
Jantra Residence by Chinocollection
5 out of 5
80/6 Moo 7, Kathu, Phuket
The price is SG$165 per night from 2 Aug to 2 Aug
Excludes taxes & fees
Situated by the ocean, this luxury hotel is 2.3 mi (3.6 km) from Prince of Songkla University, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Central Festival Phuket Shopping Center ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (23 reviews)
Best resort in Phuket
"The Chinoiserie Collection Resort and Spa is one of the best resorts I have stayed at across the globe. The staff are absolutely amazing, they are so genuinely lovely and caring and are willing to accomodate any requests you may have!! We booked a day tour and were due to checkout during that day ..."

Reviewed on 2 Mar,2020

Jantra Residence by Chinocollection
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Orm Thong Apartment
Orm Thong Apartment
2.5 out of 5
94 /24 Wichitsongkram Road, Kathu, Kathu
The price is SG$17 per night from 30 Aug to 30 Aug
Excludes taxes & fees
Situated in Kathu, this apartment building is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Phuket Country Club and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Central Festival Phuket Shopping Center. Prince ...
Orm Thong Apartment
Villa on 3 Floors, Private Pool, 10 Mins to Patong Beach, Shopping & Nightlife
Villa on 3 Floors, Private Pool, 10 Mins to Patong Beach, Shopping & Nightlife
The Groves, Phuket Country Club, Kathu, Phuket Province
Situated by the sea, this villa is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Phuket Country Club and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Central Festival Phuket Shopping Center. Prince of Songkla ...
3/5 (2 reviews)
"Terrible, not at all like photo, AC not working, , hard to find"

Reviewed on 20 Jul,2021

Villa on 3 Floors, Private Pool, 10 Mins to Patong Beach, Shopping & Nightlife
dcondo mine by BP
dcondo mine by BP
3 out of 5
No.143/126 Praphuketkeaw Road, dcondo Mine Building A, Kathu, Phuket
Situated in Kathu, this condo is within 9 mi (15 km) of King Power, Patong Beach and Chalong Temple. Karon Beach and Kamala Beach are also within 12 mi (20 ...
5/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Wonderful time in Phuket and lovely swimming pool!
"Lovely stay and we had a wonderful time in Dcondo mine! A well sustained one bed room studio with all the amenities we need. Fast internet, hot shower and nice view outside the bedroom. More, we love the infinity pool, perfect for spending time relaxing!"

Reviewed on 20 Oct,2018

dcondo mine by BP
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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