Kata Palm beach Resort
So I was looking for a hotel to recommend in the Kata Beach area. Since I arrived here in Phuket, some parts of Kata have not changed much but along the road behind Club Med, many hotels have been built and indeed the south end of Kata is now (I would say) a better area to stay that the north end if you want a good variety of restaurants and bars. One of the resorts in that area is Kata Palm Resort (and Spa.. everyone seems to tack "and spa" on the end of their name these days!).
It's quite big with 180+ rooms, but it covers a big area so does not feel crowded. About 5 minutes walk to Kata Beach. There are a couple of big pools plus kids pools. The pools wind interestingly around the gardens. No boring square edges. There's a kids club too - looks like a good family choice rather than a romantic getaway if you ask me.
And in case I forgot to mention... during the Phuket summer season, the rates go waaaay down. Compared to high season rates starting at 5, 000 Baht you can book at Kata Palm Resort from 1500 Baht per night. Deal or No Deal?
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