Nestled into a dramatically steep slice of rugged hillside above Kata Beach is a five-star-fabulous property seemingly built as an Instagrammers playground! Kata Rocks is the swish love child of an Ibiza beach club and Mykonos small luxury hotel.
Getting there is easy with loads of direct flights, including from Subang. While you’re there, the team at Kata Rocks suggests you try to leave the property to explore Phuket at least once, stopping for refueling at either Boat house or Mom Tri’s Kitchen at Villa Royale when you do.
The pampering starts at the airport when you’re collected in a private van decked out with a selection of tunes, wifi (#selfietime), yummy little chocolates and snacks, and beverages. Oh and of course, wonderful smelling cold towels to freshen up.
Out of the 34 villas and lofts, the room you want for a perfect romantic getaway is one of the four uber- private 1-bedroom ocean pool lofts. Like the rest of Kata Rocks, they’ve made the room keys ultra-techie so you’ll enter the loft swiping an elegant gem-like key fob attached to a short braided rope. Cross the threshold and you’re home! Each loft has double vaulted floor-to-ceiling windows that’ll make your jaw drop!
At the resort
Downstairs is the cozy living room with TV and all the gear you need to soundtrack your stay to perfection. There’s an American-style island kitchen with everything you need for the expert chefs to whip up insane meals. There’s a guest bath. Then through the sliding glass door, you’ll find a lounge, deck chairs, a private infinity pool, and the prettiest view of the sea you can imagine.
Upstairs things get even better because the view is insane! The TV is slanted at an angle in the ceiling. The bathroom has a rainforest shower and a nice, big tub with a TV in front of it but the view outside is the perfect ‘natural’ reality show of all time.
The talented female exec chef Laia is from Barcelona. She and her team whip up delicious, romantic meals served atop a rock, on the beach, in the loft, or poolside in the restaurant or bar. There’s even a wine cellar where you can enjoy a Chef’s Table or simply tuck in for a round (or two or three) of wine tasting. This is an experience you won’t find anywhere else.
Contributor: Angela Carson