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Karon Beach

Our hotel is conveniently situated at the north end of Kata Beach. We’re happy up here. You don’t want to be in the middle of the beach because there’s a Club Med that spans almost the entire length of the beach and you can’t get through it, so you have to walk around it. The south end has more restaurants and bars, but up here has quick access to Karon Beach for a little change of scenery. Just a 15 minute walk from our hotel put us at the south end of Karon Beach. As you can see, today was…

Kata Beach

We took a way too expensive taxi (we negotiated down to 350 baht for the 20 minute drive) from Patong down two beaches to Kata. It’s a cute little town with a nice beach that is far less crowded than Patong Beach. We picked out a spot that happened to be right next to the lift off spot for the parasailing people. It was fun to see people “Running! Running! Running” and then pop into the air. As you can see, it was a pretty cloudy day today. The sun popped out a few times, but not for very long.…

Patong Beach and Bangla Road

Our plan today was to go to the beach and hang out on Bangla Road. That’s it. Needless to say, we rocked it. We had heard bad things about Patong Beach, but we found all the negative things to be completely wrong. We heard it was full of trash, but we’ll let you be the judge of that. The sand was actually really nice. And we loved these little butterfly shells. The reviews say this beach is super crowded, but we didn’t think it was that bad. There were a lot of people, but there was a lot of space…