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. It’s amazing how different a beach looks in the sun compared to a cloudy day.
After a few hours of laying out (Isa is reading Divergent) we walked along the beach for sunset…
…and then wandered through town looking for food. We were hoping that Kata would be a little less expensive than Patong, and we were happy in that every restaurant offered discounts and deals. We ate at one that gave us free fruit and veggies (all you can eat, YUM!) and all Thai food on the menu was just 99 baht. So we ate a lot.
One last thing about Kata, it’s like little Russia here. We felt out of place on the beach. We were completely surrounded by people speaking Russian, and it was weird. We’ve never been in a place with so many white people and still felt like such a minority.
Oh, and here’s a picture of our hotel room. It’s pretty sweet.