The village of Katama can be found on the east coast of the island of Martha’s Vineyard. This is off the eastern seaboard of the United States of America, coming under the administration of the state of Massachusetts. People choose to spend their holidays in Katama due to the pleasant climate that is known to prevail here, as well as the fact that the island of Martha’s Vineyard is extremely relaxing and jam-packed with a good number of beaches. The self catering accommodation in Katama may well be a spacious and luxuriously equipped villa. Many of these properties enjoy spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and might even include your very own private swimming pool.
As your self catering villa in Katama is going to be situated so close to the sea, it is highly likely that several days at the beach will be in order. This will be perfect for you to top-up the suntan in the warm summer sun and there really are dozens of sandy beaches on the island for you to investigate and enjoy. Other water-based activities to enjoy in Katama include swimming, jet skiing, paragliding, diving and surfing. There are opportunities to enjoy some long nature walks through the surrounding countryside and people who love to fish will find plenty of rivers and lakes to drop a line.
There are only six small towns for you to explore on the island of Martha’s Vineyard and the one that has the majority of the tourist attractions has to be Oak Bluffs. This town is on the north coast of the island and is less than a half hour drive from the self catering accommodation in Katama. Some examples of the popular attractions to pay a visit in Oak Bluffs include The Flying Horses Carousel, which is said to be the oldest carousel in the whole of the US; Oak Bluffs Harbour and Circuit Avenue. You may also wish to pay Katama Bay a visit as this is the perfect area to enjoy windsurfing, and Katama Farm is a working farm that will always prove to be very popular with the youngest members of your travelling party.
Being located in the Atlantic Ocean, you should tend to find that your holidays in Katama are a little milder than the continental climate that prevails on the mainland of Massachusetts. Summers are known to be very pleasant on Martha’s Vineyard, with temperatures rarely reaching higher than the low-thirties degrees Celsius. Winters are less harsh here although snow can and will occur from time to time and temperatures can regularly venture below freezing point.
The best bet for travel to your self catering villa in Katama will be to arrange your flights to and from Logan International Airport (BOS) in Boston and then travel via land and ferry to Martha’s Vineyard or arrange another short connecting flight. Airlines such as British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and American Airlines offer services from London Heathrow (LHR).