It is tempting to try to keep Baan Kata Keeree ("the home on Kata hill") to ourselves! We are very fussy travellers, but this place is every bit as good as the reviews on TripAdvisor. From the moment we arrived until after we left, everything was even better than we could have planned or hoped for. My wife and I travelled with our four (20-27year old) kids and their partners.
The property lies literally adjacent to the vibrant but still pleasant Kata Beach, where there are plenty of bars, activities and tailors, but not the seediness of some Phuket beaches. The surf was up and the man-made surf machine was also fun. One of its great attractions is that once you get home, you are in a quiet, well maintained oasis. It is set up on the small cliff, surrounded by crashing waves, overlooking the hurly burly of hot tourists under their beach umbrellas on the distant beach. We felt like (extremely privileged) locals looking down with sympathy on the crowds, as we sipped cocktails prepared by the indomitable Mr Bom, our private butler.
All meals were prepared on site. We just nominated the time and left it to Mr Bom and Mr Jit, the excellent manager, to choose the menu. Every meal was a surprise, and the chef prepared such excellent dishes! We paid market price for the ingredients, and the alcohol (of which, I must admit, there was a considerable amount). We brought some duty free spirits and these were supplemented with the house stock for cocktails at 6 every night. All food, alcohol, some transport and laundry came out to about 1000 Baht per person per day.
On one night, a special meal was prepared for my son and his girlfriend, complete with beautiful flowers; the rest of us ate out. This was the first proposal made at Baan Kata Keeree! Such a romantic place! The whole family were thrilled to be able to share the occasion when we returned from the fantastic Mom Tri's, just over the hill. On another night, an ice cream cake appeared to celebrate two birthdays! Nothing was too much trouble.
You can see why we are reluctant to share this place with you. There is now no other place we could stay in Phuket, when any of us return. Please leave a space for us when we come back.
Thank you to Mr Jit and his incredibly professional team for the holiday our family will remember for the rest of our lives.
- Also Known As:
- Villa Phuket Kata Beach