In our #AmazingThailand series, we take you to discover the romantic wedding and honeymoon destinations in the country. Phuket, an hour’s flight from Bangkok or Chiang Mai, is an amazing island home to sensational beaches, exciting nightlife, and luxurious resorts. Also known as the ‘Pearl of the Andaman Sea’, Phuket is one of the most raved island destinations in Thailand. In this issue, we take you to discover one of the most iconic luxury resorts in Phuket, Kata Beach – Kata Rocks.
As one of the best five-star luxury villas in Phuket, the experience at Kata Rocks is unparalleled. On top of its breathtaking ocean views, its seductive blend of style and serenity topped off with their signature Thai hospitality makes for an unforgettable experience for your wedding and honeymoon. It’s unique range of oceanfront dining experiences, innovative spa treatments and spacious sky villas present exclusive and luxurious living worthy of your once-in-a-lifetime celebration. Read on to discover what this magical destination has in store for you.
6 Reasons to get Wed at Kata Rocks, a Luxurious Oceanfront Wedding & Honeymoon Destination
1. A magical sunset wedding on the infinity pool
Ever since we discovered walking on water for your wedding day, it was quite hard to get the dreamy image out of our minds. At Kata Rocks, you can have that dreamy set up for your big day. As you walk down your aisle, you are surrounded by the sparkling waters of the infinity pool, and a breathtaking backdrop of the ocean.
Sunset hours are especially mesmerizing as the sky turns into a warm glow as dawn turns to dusk. With the dramatic oceanfront backdrop, the magical sunset and the gorgeous wedding setup with the floating acrylic walkway, the romantic vibes here are unbelievable. Exchanging your nuptials here will most certainly be the most unforgettable moment of your lives. Also, in the case of wet weather, the lounge can be utilized as a backup venue.
2. Exchange your vows on the rocks with sweeping ocean views
Kata Rocks is built on the huge rocks that line the ocean shores, a landscape that is quite frankly, absolutely breathtaking. At Kata Rocks, there is a rocky point above the sea that is directly accessible from the resort. During low tides and the summer season, this spot serves as an exotic wedding venue for your solemnization ceremony.
With the waves crashing onto the rocks, enjoy the dramatic ocean views as you both exchange your vows and become newlyweds. Your guests will bound to be astounded by the uniqueness of this exotic wedding venue! The rocks also make a beautiful and convenient location for your photo shoot. The landscape here is so incredible that your wedding photos will be stunning.
3. Let the Sky (Villa) be the limit
Host your wedding in the crown jewel of the resort – the penthouse 4-bedroom Sky Villa. Stylish and spacious, this beachfront penthouse villa measures a massive 460 sqm spread over two floors. The Sky villa comes complete with multiple indoor and outdoor living areas, a spacious terrace with an outdoor barbecue galley and cooking station, as well as 4 comfortable bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Last but not least, it has a private infinity pool, the largest in the entire resort, that comes with a classy swim pool par to impress your guests.
It’s commanding position towers above the resort and overlooks some of the most dramatic panoramic views of the Andaman Sea found on the island. Here you can host an intimate and exclusive wedding, with a perfect blend of modern luxury, comfort, and stunning views.
Executive Chef, Laia Pons, brings her wealth of knowledge and international perspective while leading the talented culinary team at Kata Rocks. With an impressive career history spread across many fine establishments; Chef Laia provides a wealth of inspiration and enthusiasm in the culinary department. Originally from Spain, Chef Laia developed her knowledge and experience in iconic restaurants including the two-star Michelin restaurant Abac and one-star Michelin restaurant Caelis, both in Barcelona. After working in acclaimed Michelin-starred restaurants, Chef Laia felt that the time had come for a new challenge and moved to Asia. She initially worked with Raffles Hotels and The Opposite House in Beijing, where she further fine-tuned her true passion for the culinary arts.
Since the beginning of her role at Kata Rocks, Phuket, Chef Laia Pons has infused the team with a sense of creativity, passion, and originality in her approach to fine dining.
Have each entree and dish well-presented to be a culinary masterpiece, gelling together with piquant flavours that will have your taste buds come alive. Check out the restaurant menu here. You can even cater for a barbecue-style buffet for your wedding, where piping hot meats and seafood are served right to your plates. The wedding team of Kata Rocks is dedicated to making your dream wedding come to live, and are able to cater to tailored preferences and needs. Let the Sky be the limit!
4. Wake up to uninterrupted ocean views
With 4-bedrooms in the penthouse villa, you can conveniently accommodate your loved ones during your stay. The resort also has 34 beautifully appointed pool villas, each ranging from 134 to 460 sqm, for your other guests. All Sky villas boast uninterrupted ocean views for you to wake to each morning.
Designed to blend seamlessly with its natural surroundings, the sky villas are whitewashed and perch atop the hillside. Appearing to rise organically above the landscape, it does make for an incredible place to beat.
Consistent throughout the resort, each villa reveals a modern and minimalist interior design, serving to frame the resort’s natural beauty. With wide balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows, the focus is no doubt placed on the spectacular views of nature that you get to enjoy. Each suite is also stylishly designed with contemporary elements and Italian-inspired touches.
The Sky villas also feature large terraces with a private infinity pool ranging from 7 to 14 meters, perfect for pool parties! The master bedrooms also come with an outdoor jacuzzi for you to relax and enjoy the spectacular Phuket sunset. Another key mention of the Sky Villas would be its state-of-the-art technology – control lights, temperature, music, television, blinds and service requests with a single touch of a button from your iPad. The Sky Villa also comes with an incredible sound system that plays music delightful to the ears, both indoor and outdoors. The windows are sound-proofed so you can enjoy your party late into the night without worry of disturbing other guests.
5. Host an Intimate Wine Cellar Celebration
Couples who are discerning wine lovers will be psyched to hear that Kata Rocks has a private wine cellar stocked with a curated selection of some of the world’s finest wines. With over 250 labels, you are bound to find some aromatic wines to fall in love with. With their innovative enomatic wine dispensing system, you can enjoy premium wines by the glass too! The wine cellar seats up to 16 persons for your intimate celebration. You can delight over a wine and cheese tasting menu, custom chef surprise menus or culinary delights from their award-winning in-house restaurant. The classy and elegant ambience in the wine cellar makes for an ideal place to enjoy each others’ company and celebrate a special occasion. Check it out here.
6. Indulge in one of the best honeymoon destinations in the world
On top of being voted as one of the World’s Best Luxury Honeymoon Destination by FlightNetwork.com, Kata Rocks has also received quite a number of awards and accolades. such as Best Villa Resort (Global) by the Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards in 2016. Their in-house restaurant has also been repeatedly awarded as one of the best restaurants in Thailand by Tatler 3 years running, in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Their in-house Infinite Luxury Spa has won the title of Luxury Boutique Spa (Global) in the World Luxury Spa Awards in 2016 and 2017. Check out the press mentions of Kata Rocks here.
Breaktaking backdrops, calming spa sessions & cutting-edge fitness technology
With so many noteworthy mentions, we were most definitely excited to visit the resort. On top of the breathtaking backdrop that Kata Rocks has for a dreamy honeymoon, the entire experience was very memorable. Upon our arrival, we were taken around in a buggy up the slopes of the resort to our Sky villa, where we enjoyed complimentary MOET champagne to kickstart the vacation. You can experience calming serenity with a couple’s massage at the spa, which also features innovative treatments such as the energy pod and Senso healing. A fitness centre is available for your daily workout and you can also sign up for their yoga classes. The gym features cutting-edge high technology that allows you to cycle through nature trails.
Romantic experiences to enjoy
For Kata Rock’s signature romantic experiences, you can enjoy romantic dining at the rocks, or their restaurant which faces the ocean. Kata Rocks is a sundowner’s paradise, for refreshing evening cocktails at the Sunset Bar also presents you with unending views of glowy skies and ocean waves. This stylish bar also offers handcrafted cocktails and even their own small-batch Gin, named the ‘Spirit of Kata Rocks’. You can enjoy it over live music every evening, or opt for more privacy by having it on your balcony jacuzzi as you admire the skyline. You can also request to book the Sunseeker for a cruise out on the waters.
A fabulous location on Kata Beach
Kata Rocks is located on one of Phuket’s best beaches for a honeymoon – Kata Beach. Unlike Patong Beach which gets rowdy and crowded, Kata Beach offers a more pleasant and serene atmosphere for you to enjoy each other’s company. That being said, if you both are looking to spice it up with crazier nightlife, Patong Beach is just 20 minutes away. Kata Beach itself has an abundant number of shops, souvenir stalls, and beach restaurants for you to enjoy. Kata Rocks also includes a complimentary mobile phone during your stay, which features a city guide filled with inspiring local content for you to plan your Phuket honeymoon itinerary on the go. You can also use it to make free local and international calls, so accessibility during your trip is no problem. Kata Rocks offers you complimentary buggy rides around the resort and also takes you out to the main road where you can reach the beach easily.
Draped over a cliff with its unbeatable views, Kata Rocks can be described as pure fantasy. As one of the best 5-Star Phuket luxury villas that Phuket has to offer, if you are searching for a paradise to celebrate life’s special moments such as your wedding or honeymoon, we do suggest checking out this spectacular destination.
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