Phuket is Thailand’s largest island and one of the country’s most popular travel destinations. You’ll find a lot of interesting things on the island, including an annual ‘Vegetarian Festival’, an abundance of beaches and some of the country’s best luxury resorts, not to be missed if you like the finer things in life. For vegans Kata Rocks, near the popular Kata beach, gives you the best of the best. If you like über luxury, seclusion and good vegan food then you’ll be well at home here.
Situated on pre-historic looking rocks, the resort is designed to invoke visions of a super-yacht with white, bow shaped canopies stretching out over the buildings. The contrast of raw natural beauty from the coastline with giant boulders and crashing waves combined with the super sleek, modern design of the resort is visually striking in a ‘best of both worlds’ kind of way.
It took us a while to realise our villa at Kata Rocks was real and not just a very enjoyable dream; its one of those places that is truly makes you want to pinch yourself to check you are awake. Our one bedroom ‘Ocean Loft Sky Villa’ had a modern, minimalist design with gleaming white surfaces and a fully equipped high tech kitchen. We were even able to book our own private cooking lesson with the resort chef in our villa (more on that later).
Every aspect of our apartment showed that no corners had been cut. Upstairs the bedroom, a cool ‘elavated penthouse loft’ had a spacious ensuite bathroom complete with walk-in shower, double sink and bath, that shared the same sea view that was visible from every part of the villa. Expect high-end audio visual equipment, futuristic high-tech lighting controls and blinds that close smoothly at the touch of a button.
Outside there was a private pool, sunbathing and lounge area and gardens which led down to the rocky shoreline. A private shuttle service offered the chance to head down to Kata Beach for those wanting to swim in the sea and make the most of the sandy beach; but to be honest, it was difficult to leave Kata Rocks and go outside. The pool area was stunning with cool sunshades to offer shade when needed, the views of course stole the show though with an endless ocean vista and perfect view of sunset.