road between Kata and Rawai
NileGuide Expert tip:
It's hot up in the viewpoint, so try going early in the morning (fewer tourists) or evening and bring a hat and sunglasses.
Most tourists wishing an open view of Phuket head to Promthep Cape. While there's nothing wrong with that viewpoint, you'll be bumping elbows with a million other tourists also trying to take photos. The Kata Viewpoint is a good alternative if you'd rather get a bit more peace and quiet. You can reach the top by motorbike or tuk tuk (is too far to walk) and then find a spot to relax and enjoy the magnificent views. Snacks and drinks are available from local vendors, or you can bring your own and sit under the roof of one of the open pavilions to enjoy the breeze. From up here, you get a good view of Kata and Karong beaches, as well as Pu Island and Kata Noi. Once you're done taking photos and admiring the view, walk around the gardens before heading back down. It's hot up in the viewpoint, so try going early in the morning (fewer tourists) or evening and bring a hat and sunglasses.