Where to Stay in Kata Beach
Editor's Guide to Recommended Hotels in Kata Beach
Kata Beach is beautiful. With nodding palms, cooling breezes, a crescent of white sand and an offshore island, it has all the ingredients of an idyllic tropical retreat.
Except for a few beachside resorts, most of Kata’s accommodation lies away from the sea and some resorts compensate by offering sea views from the surrounding hillsides. With a much quieter nightlife scene than Patong, Kata is suited to families and couples.
Discover our editor’s choice of recommended hotels and resorts in and near Kata Beach. They have been selected according to the excellence of their location, facilities, rates and service, as well as for the positive feeling they gave us while we visited them.
- Rafting & Elephant Trekking
- Cruise on the June Bahtra to Phang Nga Bay
- Phi Phi Island by Speedboat
- Phuket Fantasea Show
- 4 in 1 Safari with Junk Cruise
- Phang Nga by Speedboat + Canoe
- Bamboo Rafting or River Canoeing + Elephant Trekking + Elephant Bathing
- Krabi Highlights by Speedboat
- Khaosok Discovery (Canoe)
- Hong by Starlight with John Gray Sea Canoe
Hotels on the Beach
The south end of Kata beach is one of the few places in Phuket where hotels have direct beach access (no road between the hotel and the beach).
The whole of the middle part of the beach is taken by Club Med's low key landscaped grounds.
The north end is quite deserted apart from a couple of resorts located up the hill, set back from the beach.
On the hillside above the northern end of Kata Beach with a path leading directly down to the beach, Aspasia is a strikingly different resort and serviced apartments with hints of Mayan design throughout. Original paintings and antiques are displayed in the spa, restaurant and lobby, complementing the style of decor. Rooms and Suites are extremely spacious (65sqm – 210sqm) and face the sea and foliage of the hillside, the ambience is peaceful and friendly. Certain rooms feature a Jacuzzi. Guests can choose their personalised packages at the Aspasia Spa and enjoying sundowners by the pool at sunset is a wonderful occasion. Read More...
Sunsets at Kata Beach are extra special and one of the best places to catch them is at Kata Beach Resort. Located directly on the beach, the resort features Deluxe Seaview Rooms, Superior, Grand Deluxe Ocean Room, Junior Suites, and Grand Pool Access. Guests can dine with the sea breezes in their hair at the @Beach Bar & Restaurant or choose to go Italian at the Peppino restaurant as well as dine or sip a cocktail at several other food outlets. The resort’s Kanda Spa caters to the needs of health lovers while other facilities include a fitness room, two swimming pools, a sauna, tailor shop, barber and beauty salon, and a babysitting service – and all this on absolute beachfront. Read More...
Hotels on Pak Bang Road (behind Club Med)
This area consists of several roads leading off a main thoroughfare which feature many restaurants, shops and massage outlets. A large shopping plaza and a warren of bars stand at the northern end.
Nalina Classic & Nalina Jaz Pool Access Rooms, Nalina Grand Suites, and Nalina Pool Villas make up the accommodation contingent at Alpina Phuket Nalina Resort & Spa. Each category features a whole raft of luxurious facilities as well as free Wi-Fi, private balcony or terrace, electronic safety box, free coffee and tea-making facilities. The on-site two-storey Gaia Spa has 27 treatment beds with private rooms and a far-reaching spa menu as well as state-of-the-art cardiovascular and weight training machines in the adjoining fitness centre. The resort also offers all-day dining, a pizza outlet, a fun, themed ‘Pirate Grill’ restaurant as well as a deli bakery and two drinks and snacks outlets. Read More...
New, trendy, with 24-hour service, Ibis Phuket Kata is ideal for those looking for mid-range accommodation near Kata centre. With 258 rooms, each featuring comfortable bedding, LCD TV, air conditioning and Wi-Fi connections – rooms come in three categories: Standard – with one double bed; Standard – two single beds; Family – one double and one bunk bed. Located close by Kata’s shopping and nightlife district, Ibis is a five-minute walk to gorgeous Kata Beach. The Taste restaurant offers air-conditioned and al fresco dining and serves regional cuisine while the central swimming pool and mini-golf course provide relaxation and exercise options. Wheelchair ramps provided. Read More...
Forty-one superbly fitted out villas with an enviable mélange of modern and traditional décor and design; Malisa Villa Suites are a practical and effective way to ensure privacy and luxury while on holiday. Every room, including the air-conditioned Master Bedroom with its king-size bed, opens onto the enclosed generously proportioned swimming pool, thus ensuring privacy and complete relaxation. The fitness centre also houses the free DVD collection. Villas come equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, the very latest in technology (free Wi-Fi and free use of an Apple) and the best in textiles and materials. Malisa Villa Suites also features an on-site international restaurant and spa with yoga facilities. Read More...
On the hillside at the southern end of Kata Beach, Sugar Palm Grand Hillside commands inspiring views out over the area, the beach, sea, nearby Pu Island and the Big Buddha image. Here, you can choose between five distinct guestroom types. The modernistic design of the whole resort is a breath of fresh air and with an astounding 11 swimming pools, free Wi-Fi in all areas, complimentary use of fitness room, sauna and steam room, guests are made to feel more than welcome. The resort is within strolling distance of Kata and Kata Noi beaches and is surrounded by good restaurants while extensive shopping is a walk away. Read More...
With room types such as Deluxe, Family Deluxe, Family Suite and Two-bedroom Family Suite, Centara Kata Resort has all the bases covered. The resort offers three pool areas and sundecks for soaking up the sunshine. These include one free-form swimming pool with a sparkling Jacuzzi, or the landscaped Emerald pool with connecting children’s pool and a swim-up bar. Just 4 Kids is Centara’s children’s club and play area while the resort also offers fitness activities. Guests can relax and be pampered at the Spa Cenvaree, with its extensive treatment and spa package menu. Seasons Restaurant is a bright and naturally lit eatery that offers Thai and international dining along with themed buffet nights and live entertainment. Read More...