Kathu is a beautiful area of Thailand, and all who visit are lucky as a ton of things to explore and do can be found hidden away here. From soaking up Vitamin D at the beach, to water sports to spa excursions, there is something for everyone. It is frustrating figuring out what to do when there are so many options, so we have compiled a list of the best activities to experience while you are in Kathu.
The Beach is Calling You
If you’re heading to southern Thailand, you probably know that the beaches are some of the best in the world, and Kathu beaches are no exception. If you want to meet other travelers and make friends, stay in the main part of Kathu where there are no shortage of other travellers looking for the same. If you want a bit more seclusion, ask around to find a little hidden spot called “Freedom Beach”. The beach area is also a great place to start your search for a hotel in Kathu.
See Some Knockouts
If you are an adrenaline seeking traveler, you can’t miss the exciting boxing matches that happen in the area. Don’t expect plush seats and VIP service here though, you’ll be experiencing Muay Thai and other forms of boxing along with all the locals. Depending on the experience you are looking for, you can have a guided tour which includes the fights, or you can ask a local when/where the next fight is. Either way, you are in for a real Thai treat.
Get Your Water Sports On
With so much water around, you can’t help but get in and explore all the marine life. From scuba diving, to snorkeling, to jet skiing, you’ll be able to find something to tickle your fancy in this marine paradise. Speaking about water, a good time to visit Kathu is during Songkran, Thailand’s spring water festival. It’s a few days of celebration in April where the country shuts down to welcome the coming of the rain by soaking each other with water guns and water filled balloons.
The Thai massage has spread around the world, but how many people can say they got a Thai massage in Thailand? You’ll be able to after you visit Kathu, and one of the many massage parlors they have. From a five dollar beach massage to a more expensive 20 dollar massage in an upscale establishment, it’s hard to break the bank with such great prices. Since you are on vacation, you can splurge and get more than one. We won’t tell!
Party It Up
Thailand is known for many things, but among younger travelers, and those young at heart, it is the perfect place to let loose, have a few drinks, and dance the night away. Kathu has almost as many bars as there are stars in the sky. This means you’ll be able to find the perfect atmosphere. After a few nights spent in this tropical paradise, you’ll probably want to reconsider where you plan to call home in the future.