Head towards the junction to Phuket Town where you will find one of the island’s largest and most impressive malls, Central Festival. Here you will find loads of familiar clothing brands, sports shops and an expansive bookstore that sells lots of CD’s, DVD’s and stationery among its hardbacks and magazine selection.
The department store housed within this complex also offers a 6% VAT refund for tourists. In addition, there are a whopping amount of restaurants to choose from that serve flavours from Japan, Russia and Thailand, among several others.
You’ll also spot several dentists and pharmacies throughout town, which are worth popping into if you so require their services.
Kathu’s local shops serve the community by way of selling everyday items, like food and homeware requirements.
24 Hour convenience stores can be found on several corners, handy for basic necessities, as well as snacks and beverages. Please note that alcoholic drinks might not be available for purchase between 14:00 and 17:00.
Being so centrally situated, it’s easy to venture to commercial shopping areas, like Patong, or for boutique-style stores head in
the other direction towards Phuket Town.