Hotel of the week: Kata Rocks, Phuket in Thailand
New and ultra-stylish Kata Rocks hotel is a true game changer for luxury tourism. Sleek and chic, offering a minimalist vibe, this magnificent hotel is unlike anything else in Thailand, including extraordinary and spellbinding views of the Andaman Sea. Set on a spectacular panoramic location, Kata Rocks offers a superb spa, design-led apartment sized rooms including spa suites, all with private infinity pools. Located near Kata, a clean-cut resort town, this hotel has fast established itself as the hot destination for the affluent yachting crowd.
With 34 one, two, three and four-bedroom Sky Villas stacked across the hillside – these are big, bright and beautiful, and come with fully-fitted kitchens, living and dining areas. There are also floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors opening onto private infinity pools, each of which is a minimum of seven-metres long. The furnishings are sleek and Italian-made, here it’s all white-on white: there are white linens, and white umbrellas shading white sunbeds beside a white-tiled pool. There is also an oceanfront restaurant, 35-metre swimming pool with poolside bar, a sublime Infinite Luxury Spa housing everything from energy pods to light-emitting treatment beds, which combine beautifully with Ila products and traditional Thai wellness philosophies.
Resort guests can walk directly onto the Kata Beach or the rocky headland – “the rocks” from which the resort takes its name, and where cocktail events and private parties can also be held. During the high season, the resort has its own jetty to allow access to visitors arriving on their private yachts. With their own private infinity pools, each Sky Villa is designed to impart an unparalleled sense of space and tranquillity, creating a sense of harmony and balance with its lush tropical surroundings. Kata Rocks has already collected prestigious design accolades in the International Property Awards, competing against projects from over one-hundred countries around the world. Each of the villas is privately owned, but managed by Infinite Luxury on behalf of the owners.
Kata Rocks have also now officially launched their rock star service giving guests the opportunity to holiday like a rock star. Kata Rocks’ staff or ‘rock stars’ go beyond any conventional level of service that one might expect from any other luxury resort and instead heighten the very definition of customer care. Upon arrival guests are given bespoke consultations to ensure an all-encompassing level of service, so that every stay will be one remembered for a lifetime. In keeping with the name, Kata Rocks’ ambition is to ‘rock their guests’ worlds’; their ‘Rock Stars’ will do anything and everything required to bring the extraordinary to life. Whether partying under champagne showered brunches by the DJ booth or retiring for an afternoon of luxury treatments in their own Spa Villas, Kata Rocks tailors their entirely bespoke service to each and every desire. Kata Rocks provides for all their guests needs – from a newly married couple looking for that balance between 24 hour assistance and much needed privacy, to a group of friends looking to while away their afternoon to the beat of house music and laughter.
Kata Rocks developer and operator Infinite Luxury is a construction and residential development company founded for over 20 years in London’s fashionable Notting Hill. This is their first luxury resort property and the first of several new resort projects planned.
Ocean Front Sky Villas start from £380 per night, including B&B
How to get there:
Most major airlines fly from the UK to Phuket International airport, changing in Bangkok. Kata Rocks then offer direct return transfers from the airport.
Address: 186/22, Kok Tanode Road, Kata, Mueng, Phuket 83100, Thailand