Set on the oceanfront rocks, this all-pool-villa resort is popular for its amazing sunset views.
A cool hideaway with stylish Ibiza-style décor, Kata Rocks gets rave reviews from couples and groups of friends looking for a central stay. Flanked by Kata Noi and Kata Yai beaches, the gleaming white villas of Kata Rocks are set on a private estate with views of the sea and yachts as they sail past.
The dining here is impressive too. Book in for a wine tasting at The Wine Cellar, where you can select and pour wines from the ultra-modern Enomatic machines. The restaurant, headed by a Michelin-star chef, is the kind of restaurant booked for special occasions – no doubt because of the stunning sunset views. Hailed as the best place to see the sun go down in Phuket, this beautiful sight is best enjoyed with a sweet lychee cocktail by the infinity pool which seemingly blends in with the sea.
The villas, which range in size with one to four bedrooms, are minimalist and all have private pools and incredible ocean views. Clad with Italian furniture, the living space leads out to a terrace where you’ll find a lounge area and your own pool looking out to the sea. Dim the lights, put on your favourite song or request the assistance of a ‘Rock Star’ member of staff at the touch of the iPad in your room. It’s just one of the high-tech features that characterises Kata Rocks and its modern appeal which is continued throughout the resort. You can even connect your phone to the fitness centre’s equipment to keep track of your workout progress and stay on top of training on holiday.
On Phuket’s oceanfront among the rocks only steps away from the beach, shops, restaurants and bars of Kata
Good to know
Minimum stay: 3 nights 20 Dec-04 Jan. Dress code after 6pm is smart casual for all guests.
34 one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom pool villas
• Get stuck into a Thai cooking class in your private villa kitchen* • Rejuvenate with an innovative water massage at the spa* • Spend a few hours at the quiet Kata Noi beach beside the resort.
Restaurant, lounge, bar, wine cellar, private villa dining
Breakfast at Kata Rocks’ restaurant
*Denotes local charge