What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes daily breakfast and a one-way transfer to/from Phuket International Airport
- Happening location on Phuket’s yacht-studded southwest coast
- The angular infinity pool overlooks the Andaman Sea
- Hanging out in the spa’s psychedelic energy pod following a 90-minute Thai massage
What To Know
- Opened November 28, 2014
- The pathways around the property are extremely steep; the hotel provides golf carts to shuttle guests up and down the hillside
- It's a 10-minute stroll to the beach
- Book ahead for the popular champagne Sunday brunch
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
Shooting out from a cliff edge in southwest Phuket, Kata Rock’s collection of bright white villas looks like a fleet of spaceships about to take off. At their center is an awesome angular infinity pool surrounded by curvy white sunbeds that gaze out at an IMAX-quality view of the emerald-green Andaman Sea. Pick your way down the stairs to the eponymous rocks (gigantic boulders rubbed smooth by waves) and watch fisherman patiently pulling white snapper and wahoo from the sea.
Bed and Bath
All of the 34 villas boast killer Andaman Sea views from their sizable pool terraces, and the art gallery–style interiors ensure that the ocean takes center stage. The predominantly white palette is offset by cappuccino-colored rugs and clever lighting. There are also expansive living and dining areas, fully fitted kitchens with breakfast bars, and cavernous bathrooms. The one-bedroom duplex suites are honeymoon-worthy, while the four-bedroom behemoths, with their outdoor cooking stations, cocktail bars and 45-foot swimming pools, are where the party’s at.
Despite the runway-ready visuals, a stay at Kata Rocks is as much about feeling good as looking good. The poolside bar and restaurant have a Mediterranean and Thai menu and are made for languorous afternoons and spectacular sunsets; the three-hour Sunday champagne brunch is a particular hit with Phuket sophisticates, so book in advance. The Infinite Luxury spa combines classic Thai treatments with fragrant Ila products and cutting-edge facilities.
In the Area
Kata is home to not one but two beautiful beaches: the cute, crescent-shaped Kata Noi and the sweeping silver sands of Kata Yai. In the high season (November to April) you can rent longtail boats at either one and head out to top snorkeling spots such as Nui Beach. Throughout the rest of the year you can learn to surf. For more aqua-based activities, take a 10-minute taxi ride to Ao Chalong pier, for diving and snorkeling trips around the Coral and Raya islands. Kick off your flippers at Re Ka Ta, a funky beach club where revelers dance barefoot in the sand.
How to Get There
We love the swim area around these rocks. Great for beginner snorkeling and safe swimming even for kids.
Low sloping beach with very small coves from r walking at low tide or swimming at high tide.
Sand is clean and safe for walking.
My partner and I stayed a night in the One Bedroom Ocean Pool Loft. It was very comfortable with state of the art amenities, chic interior design and a private butler at your service. The unobstructed ocean view from the bedroom and the private swimming pool was breathtaking. My overall experience at Kata Rocks was great or rather proportionate to the price paid to be exact. It’s definitely a resort with 5 stars service and facilities without any doubt but for a fraction of the price, there are many other resorts in Phuket to consider which are equally as good or even better. If you have the extra cash, it wouldn’t be such a bad idea splurging on an experience at the famous Kata Rocks.
We stayed here for 5 nights and loved the pool area and view
It took a bit to get used to having to call a buggy to go everywhere which also meant not seeing a lot of the resort off the main track l was unimpressed with the rooms the decor a bit dated and configuration not great
The pool with the villa was very hard to get in and out of and not particularly private from your neighbours also the villa we had you accessed from stairs leading from floor below or above so no wow factor
staff were great we enjoyed breakfasts the restaurant was good but some food lack consistency especially with the chilli factor
We would recommend but must say for all the fancy electronics they didn’t work well
internet kept dropping out and every time going back through the process of password to get back connected
The spa was great
We stays for a couple of nights in Kata Rocks and absolutely loved our stay. The villas were stunning and well equipped with a kitchen that had everything you needed to cook, entertain and enjoy the beautiful views. We loved the private pool. The sunset views were incredible here every evening.
What was really cool and unique about this hotel was how it gave me 'santorini vibes' in phuket. With the beautiful infinity pool, modern design and gorgeous sunsets, I felt i was in some beautiful grecian cave villa, but in Thailand!
I really must commend Kata Rocks on their restaurant and food offering. Breakfast was fantastic. The food was second to none, absolutely beautiful, elegant and delicious, with modern and classic cocktails, and a beautiful view. I could see there were quite a few outside guests joining for dinner and I could see why. It was such a lovely experience. We dined with them for lunch, and were so impressed. Every dish had so much flavour but presentation was also beautiful, with fantastic choices on the menu.
On to the service, which was completely next level and six star. I had just come from a size star hotel to Kata Rocks and the service at this hotel far excelled where I had previously been. Everything we needed was catered for, and more.
I can't praise Annie enough. She is knowledgeable, helpful, kind and so very capable. She was our host and I was quite overwhelmed by how next level she was. Of course she helped and advised with everything requested, but she also asked if we needed anything, and went the extra mile to help us. We actually got burnt, not badly, but we told her in passing and she came over to the villa to show us pictures of the aftersun to get in the local shops. They had available in Kata Rocks, but we wanted a larger bottle. We almost immediately felt better, in a couple of days, we were back to normal and the rest of our trip was not ruined, like it would have been without her help.
I could write a whole review on Annie, but just to say she's a fantastic, Kata Rocks are lucky to have her and you truly cannot ever expect service as good as what she delivered, no matter what the level of hotel. She arranged our departure transfer to the bus station, and we were escorted through the bus where the staff even bought tickets with us and lead us to the waiting area. Incredible, so impressed. Thank you Annie, Kata Rocks and the entire time for a wonderful stay.
found this place online, felt in love with it straight away. we've booked a 3 bedroom villa, and then upon arrival, they upgraded us to the 4bedroom,for FREE.! then upon entering our villa, they even provided us with a baby cot,bath tub and baby toileteries for our 5month old son. (we didnt even request for it).Now that's what i call service!! staffs were very helpful,always attend to our needs. everything is 5star. the only complain i got is that our villa (404) is located next to a tree. so the leaves fell onto our pool everyday. we have to pick it up n put aside..
if u have the money and want a luxury villa that comes with an insane services, i would highly recommend Kata Rocks. and i would certainly come back here the next time im in Phuket... *take note Kata Rocks, u're on my hitlist!*