Phuket has so many stunning beaches. As a local from Southern Thailand who has been to many of them, I would recommend Kata Beach. This is not a lesser-known beach. Many travellers and locals know this beach well already, but it is still not crowded as Patong.
The beach area is wide and long. And with the background scenery of limestone mountains as well as a soft white sandy beach, this is quite an inviting place to spend your time at.
You can get there easily as it is only a 10-minute drive from Patong Beach. It’s not far from town or from the southern part of the island. Everything is quite convenient, and you can feel the calmness of the nature. You will definitely spend the whole day here doing activities like sunbathing, jet-skiing, parasailing, surfing, or simply swimming.
By Kata Beach, there are some accommodations available too. If you decide to spend many days around this area, staying around the area is a great choice as you can walk from your room right to the beach. While that will take some time, it is better than driving from other parts of the island.
Tip: Prepare a cloth bag with everything you need to spend a day here, including books, suntan lotion, sand-free mats, towels, sun glasses, smartphones, and headphones. If you like to work out a bit, bring your sneakers or a ball.