My husband and I honeymooned for 10 days at Katathani. It was perfect. The location is absolutely perfect. We left the resort only a handful of times for excursions. Katathani is the perfect place for a perfect day: sleep in, have a fabulous huge buffet breakfast, find a chair on the beach and sip coconuts, take long walks on the beach, then take a cool dip in the pool followed by an outdoor massage for about $10, have a nice seafood lunch outdoors in your bikini, read on the beach, take a dip in a different pool, enjoy a happy hour drink at sunset, and then have a nice dinner with live music at one of the many venues on the property. We didn't get tired of being on the property. We actually enjoyed many massages, many meals, tennis, ping pong, swimming, eating, drinking... The staff is perfectly polite and helpful in every way.
The beach is public, but only those staying at the resort can enter the property to use all the amenities. Since the beach is public, sometimes it felt crowded, but we would get our beach chairs/umbrella ($6 total) early in the morning (by early, I mean 9:45 am) and try to set up in the swimming section (which is roped off) to be secluded from the para-sailing boat's annoyances.
The food is very very good. We ate in many of the restaurants and enjoyed many buffets. The variety is very good and we don't have any complaints about the food!
There are many activities such as yoga, tennis, water aerobics, vegetable carving, Thai cooking classes- I took advantage of them and it was fun!
The resort is on a dead end, so that helps it feel secluded. We went to a few good restaurants outside of the resort which are within walking distance or a short tuk tuk ride away.
We especially enjoyed the live music at the bars and dinner venues. They have musicians who sing very well and know a lot of fun, modern and old songs.
We don't have kids, but saw that families with kids were enjoying themselves just as much as we were. For couples, don't worry, it doesn't feel "over run with kids". You can still have a very adult vacation even though it's a family resort.
I highly recommend this resort to those who are coming to Phuket to relax and enjoy good food and atmosphere (not hard core partying).
We stayed in the Superior- the cheapest room at the resort- it's actually across the street from the main building, but it was fabulous- still very convenient and we loved the room with the little balcony, huge rain like shower head, and big comfy bed. We have high standards for cleanliness, and Katathani met the standards!!
If you're tired of searching the internet for hotels in Phuket (as we were), you can give up your search and settle on Katathani!!
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