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
The best sunset bar I have ever been to. It's really beautiful with the infinity pool. We have booked in advance to guarantee a great spot.
Cocktail with reasonable price considering the vibe and service. Drinks and food both taste good. They gave us free tapas too :)
The sunset is magical in Kata Rock. It's a must go in Phuket
We have a very happy evening over there :)
Spent 3 nights at Kata Rocks and really enjoyed the setup. Amazing location, very nice villas/apartments, top restaurant. A real 5 star location, more 6 stars.
You have a pulsing town of Kata just 5 minutes walking distance, but you can also relax in your private pool, watch the sun downer and then have a nice Thai dinner at the restaurant - again with an amazing atmosphere.
In your apartment, you also have a complete kitchen - state of the art, again never experienced anything like this.
Internet, connectivity - everything at the latest standards.
Staff extremely friendly, perfect. But - still need training.
Will go back.
I have booked a table for Valentine Day since the early of Jan, the booking was confirmed for 14th FEB.
On 14th Jan, I got a call from hotel asking about the reservation. I informed staff that I booked a table for 14th FEB not Jan. So staff again confirmed me a table for 14th FEB (first speaking to foreigner lady and then Thai lady).
On 14th Feb, I called the hotel when I was on the way that I might arrive around 15 mins late due to bad traffic. Staff told me that they could not find my booking and had no idea about it!!! So I asked them what should I do, they said they could offer me a table but maybe not at the good location..... I accepted it with no choice.
15 mins later while on the way, I got a call again and this time staff said "tables are fully booked, they have no table for me today.... can I come tomorrow instead. If I come tomorrow, they will set up a table with VIP treats for me"
Sorry... I want NOTHING special or VIP status, I just wanted my table which I booked for a month.
I was soooo upset. I asked staff for manager name or contacts, and the staff suddenly replied me "Ohh madam, we just got a cancellation from other guests, now we have a table for you"...... I could get a table after asking for manager contacts??
Finally I decided not to go there as I was so disappointed with the service.
I have planed everything/surprise for my anniversary but you ruin everything. I called many hotels/restaurants but they all full... could understand it's Valentine day and everything should be booked in advance!!
Maybe I’m non-hotel guest, that's why I get different standard.
Everything is true without lie!
I want nothing from you after telling this story. I only hope GM or Management team will know about this and improve your service.
I write on Trip Advisor because your staff don't give me Management contact or even names (they only give me hotel email which may not be forwarded to Management team).
Discover one of the beautiful, and luxury hotel Kata Rocks In the heart of Phuket on the south west coast of Phuket.
The hotel is located up a sliver of a side street on the rocky cliffs of Kata with almost panoramic Andaman view. This boutique hotel with dangerously modern vibe,attract a lot of famous tourists from all over the world.
All rooms are Individually styled rooms are spacious and inviting, with a warm, rich ambiance andlolaapambwabrilliant natural light.Think a minimalist vibe, swanky multi-room villas, and fabulous Andaman sea views from its spectacular cliff-side location. One of the best spa in Asia, infinity shimming pool, or yacht-spotting from the poolside bar with chill and lounge music. Special thanks to the owner of this sun set heart of Phuket to Richard Pope, general manager Somjai Tungkoo, and sure for the chef of this almost Michelin restaurant Laia Pons.
Just been to Phuket again this year and to Kata Rocks, 3 times, during our 2 weeks vacation. We bought day passes, the last one we also bought breakfast. Kata Rocks is the perfect, to me, place to relax 100 %. The service is top class, the people working there are so helpful, serviceminded and always smiling. The food and drinks are so good, drinks kold and tasty, the food very tasty and from fresh products. The bar and restaurant right there by the pool, the perfect infinity pool and spectacular view. The most outstanding spa, with the best staff ever. These ladies are so professional and the place so quiet, extremely clean and with a nice fragance.