Kathu is the smallest of the 3 districts that make up Phuket. It covers the central part of the island from the west of Phuket Town to Patong and Kamala Beaches. Kathu's old village is roughly midway between Patong Beach and Phuket Town. Small and communal, it's home to a handful of attractions and recreational spots such as Kathu Waterfall as well as several golf courses.
A nice way to enjoy Kathu and mingle with the locals is to visit the fresh markets that offer a great variety of goods, from food to clothes and household items. There are a few Buddhist monasteries in Kathu including Wat Kathu and the Kathu Chinese Shrine which’s the most important religious site for villagers – it’s where the famous Phuket Vegetarian Festival originated from.
Kathu mostly attracts locals and ex-pats who love playing golf or living close to international schools and other amenities. Kathu also offers great tropical living to its residences since it is surrounded by lush jungles, waterfalls, and rivers. Being right in the middle of everything but still having the luxury of quiet living is the main selling point for Kathu. Also, property prices in Kathu are a lot cheaper than in other areas because of the low land prices.
Average Price Per Square Meter: 95.000 THB (January 2021)
Distance to the Airport: Around 30km
International Schools: BIS International (Around 5Km), Headstart International School (Around 5km)
International Hospitals: Bangkok Hospital Phuket Town (5km)