Rent a bike take that hot road some miles to Nai Harn Beach. Saved by the monks here to nontouristic calm place. No salesmen on beach. Just the luxuorous hotel and some small restaurants.
Stop on the road...to view at view point outside Kata, you´ll see as far as to Karon some days to Patong:) Every where, wonderful sights! Heated trip, cikada singin in the jungle. Elephant smells and rubber tree plantage by the roads. Take it easy, cause many accidents with bikes, if you drive carelessly. So slowmotion and have a great time.
Food by road, quite ok!