The nearest beach to Sawasdee Village is the beautiful Kata Beach, only one kilometre away. The curved bay overlooks the tiny Crab Island, and has lovely soft white sand and a shady area under the trees to relax. Kata is one of the best beaches in Phuket, a favourite for families and couples to relax, swim and play. This is also a lovely spot to watch the sun go down.
Have you ever tried surfing? If you are an expert or beginner you can try surfing at the Surf House, a trendy venue with surf wave machines right on the beachfront. The Surf House has a restaurant and bar, great music, lively atmosphere and you can surf no matter what the weather!
Dino Park Mini Golf
This is an ideal place to take the family for a meal, drinks and a fun game of mini-golf! The venue re-creates the dinosaur era with steamy rivers, lush jungle ambiance and even an erupting volcano. The staff wear adorable Flintstones style uniforms, and there are dinosaurs dotted around to catch the eye. It is easy to spend a few hours here and it is only one kilometre from Sawasdee Village.
Kata Center Shopping
Sawasdee Village is about a 5-minute walk from the main road that runs through Kata Center. Stroll along Kata Road and discover a wide selection of shops, markets and plazas. The evening is the best time to browse the souvenirs, beachwear, clothing, home décor, accessories and more.
Sawasdee Village is around a 20-minute walk from Karon Beach, one of the longest beaches in Phuket. The wide sandy shore attracts many tourists and is a popular location for families. At the northern end of the beach is a playground for children and a lakeside area to relax and stop by for a bite to eat.
Kata Noi Beach
About 2 kilometres from Sawasdee Village is the exclusive and stunning Kata Noi Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. Due to its hideaway location Kata Noi escapes the crowds and has a tranquil and romantic setting for sunbathing and swimming.
The scenic coast road from Kata to Nai Harn has one of the most amazing viewpoints. There is a parking area provided and a short walk to the top of the viewing platform where you can enjoy the view over three west coast beaches – Kata Noi, Kata and Karon Beaches. The perfect spot for a selfie.
Karon Temple Night Market
Located in the temple grounds, the outdoor night market is a lively place to pick up a few bargains. The stalls cater mainly to tourists with printed t-shirts, souvenirs, bags, sarongs, cheap watches, jewellery and more. If you get hungry then try the local delicacies from the food vendors.
Big Buddha Phuket
The 45-metre high white marble Buddha statue sits on top of the Nakkerd Mountain in Kata and offers magnificent 360-degree views from east to west coast. The Big Buddha is a familiar sight to anyone visiting the south of Phuket and can even be seen from Phuket Town. It is one of the most revered landmarks on the island and is accessed from the Chaofa West Road in Chalong, about 15 minutes from Sawasdee Village.
Chalong Temple is one of the most visited temples in Phuket and has been welcoming visitors for over a century. The beautiful Grand Pagoda is decorated with fine paintings depicting the Buddha’s life story, and features a 60m tall glistening chedi which contains a splinter of Lord Buddha’s bone. There are also statues of the founders and former temple abbots, who also helped injured locals with their knowledge of herbal medicine during the Chinese rebellion in 1876.
The bustling Patong Beach is a magnet for tourists seeking fun in the sun while on holiday. Packed with shops, bars, restaurants and nightlife there is plenty to see and do until late into the night. The beach itself has a vibrant atmosphere, a place to relax in the day before hitting the town after dark. Bangla Road is the place to go for parties, with plenty of choice of bars and discos.
Phuket Old Town
To get away from the tourist areas and to explore the history and culture of Phuket, we recommend a visit to Phuket Old Town. Thalang Road, Dibuk Road, Phang Nga Road, Dibuk Road and Yoawarat Road in Phuket town all offer a glimpse of life more than a century ago when the island enjoyed wealth from the tin mining era. Enjoy the Sino-Portuguese architecture, learn about the local culture at the museums and enjoy some delicious local Phuket food that has stood the test of time.