Far away from the Thai holiday-maker hordes but just a 45-minute drive from Phuket airport, Kata Rocks is a collection of just 34 sleek, contemporary luxury villas set into a rocky, private hill. The resort’s architects designed the villas to make the most of the area’s natural topography.
Ranging from 134-460 m², Kata Rocks’ villas are stacked into the shoreline rocks on the southwest coast of Phuket – perfectly situated to take in the magical sunsets to be viewed over the Andaman Sea. The resort operates golf cart rides down to the private shorefront.
The clean, streamlined lines and minimalist white decor are a nod to the architects’ background in superyacht design (the resort also hosts Thailand’s only annual mega-craft event, the invitation-only Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous). The larger duplex villas – including the four-ensuite-bedroom penthouses which boast 14m pools with swim-up bars – have been created for the ultimate group relaxing and entertaining experience.
With their uninterrupted sunset views, seven-metre-long infinity swimming pool and private lounging terrace, the romantic sky pool villas are perfect for couples’ getaways, honeymoons and anniversaries. All villas have bespoke smart controls, which allow guests to control blinds, temperature, music and much more.
With an enticing modern Mediterranean and seafood menu, Kata Rocks’ oceanfront restaurant is situated right on the water’s edge for the ultimate in sunset-lit dining – those seeking even greater romance and intimacy can book a private, bespoke experience (pictured). Private chefs are available for in-villa entertaining, while an impressive cellar offers wine and cheese evenings.
Known as ‘Phuket’s best sunset bar’, Kata Rocks’ 35m infinity pool with cocktail area faces west for the perfect sundown selfie. Visiting international DJs play relaxed tunes while guests savour Mediterranean-inspired tapas and peruse an impressive custom cocktail menu, assembled by the resort’s trained mixologists.