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 whole experience is so fantastic ! Excellent view, nice decoration and beautiful scene. Quick response from staff, thoughtful and friendly. Love the idea of semi buffef breakfast to avoid waste of food. Highly recommend for a vacation.
The service at Kata Rocks is unique, the staff is smiling, helpful and ready to do anything possible to please you and make your day perfect. The bar, Dinner and pool area is great, clean and very well maintained. The view from the infinity pool is awesome. The food is tasty and fresh and the drinks are served with the right temperature.
I wanted to put in a good word to both your restaurant and wait staff, specifically Nut. He was professional, intuitively attentive, and exceedingly friendly. He is a major asset to your wait staff and a kind human being. We cannot emphasize how amazed we have been with the service at this facility. As world travelers, we can say your hotel exceeds anything we have experienced. This has been a truly special honeymoon and your hotel definitely represents its 5 star rating. We will make an effort to come back simply because of the quality of service and beauty of your facilities (that sunset!!!). We genuinely felt like a king and queen.
We felt some of the reviews were excessively harsh. If you have an issue don’t just complain online, approach the staff. More of this below.
For other travelers concerned about the view, request an unobstructed view when booking, and book directly with the hotel to avoid trees or rooftops.
The management GENUINELY tries to make your stay the best possible. Keep in mind you’re in a tropical environment In a 3rd world country. We didn’t feel like we were in a 3rd world country by any means. They treat for mosquitos but there will be less here than anywhere. You cannot get rid of them completely. There MIGHT be bugs (we didn’t see any) but it is unfair to expect zero bugs in a tropical environment.
The golf carts are a necessity to the hotel’s hill design. We found it unique and convenient. We didn’t wait longer than 60 seconds for a ride. Sure, the hills are steep but we felt totally safe.
We got the feeling that management makes a true effort to train their staff and make your stay as pleasant as possible. There might be missteps by the nature of the industry but there’s no other place that’ll take