The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G.K. Chesterton

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Kata Beach in Phuket

Our family just got back to Hong Kong after a short vacation to Phuket. It was our first time holidaying at a beach destination as a family (so it was the boy's first time to the beach!), but we spent surprisingly little amount of time on the beach. As is typical of our trips to anywhere in the world, our itinerary was packed as full as our circumstances would allow (i.e. travelling with a toddler). On one day we took part in a multi-adventure safari tour where we did all sorts of activities such as 'fish spa', elephant riding, and watched Muay Thai; and on another day we went on a ferry trip out to Phi Phi Island where we saw beautiful scenery, swam with the fish and went snorkeling. I have barely started sorting through the photos, but in the meantime, here's a panoramic shot of Kata Beach which was 5 minutes' walk from where we stayed. The ironic thing was that although the picture shows beautiful weather, the forecast for the duration of our 4-nights stay was thunderstorms. It did rain on most days, but thankfully the rain clouds arrived at the end of the day, and only for a brief period.

Panoramic shot of Kata Beach. It was not easy blending the exposures of four separate images, but it gives a good idea of what the beach was like. The beach was relatively sheltered so waves were small, which was great for little kiddies to play in the water (click image for larger size):


  1. Kata Beach is just splendid, even if there were thunderstorms when you came over. No wonder it's a famous location for photoshoots and the like. I've only read about Phi Phi Island though. Was it beautiful there?

  2. Hi Donna,

    Phi Phi Islands were beautiful too - great for photo opportunities too.