8. Kata Beach, Thailand
A sweeping stretch of pearl white sand backed by avenues of towering lush palms, Kata Beach is located on the southwestern side of the great Thai resort of Phuket. This is one of the best family-friendly areas of Phuket with shops and restaurants and a less vibrant nightlife than some other areas.
Kata is split into 2 focal areas: Kata South, which is home to several good resorts and Kata Centre, which is located at the northern end closer to Karon. If you like surfing, the best time to visit this beach is between May and October. From November to April, Kata Beach is alive with many sun seekers.