The Shore at Katathani

Phuket, Thailand

The hotel

A pool-strewn Phuket paradise, there are so many watery oases at this hideaway you could almost miss the flawless sands of Kata Noi beach which fringe the resort. As well as The Infinity Pool and The Sea Pool (both aptly named for their fabulous views), you have your own private infinity pool – reserved exclusively for you at your luxury villa, where other sumptuous touches include a sunken lounge and a rain shower. Only open to adults, there’s a sense of seclusion and serenity at The Shore at Katahani, whether you’re dining at its waterfront restaurants, ambling along its sinuous seafront promenade, or trying your hand at yoga, fruit carving, or Thai cookery.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Beautifully pristine Kata Noi Beach, approximately 20 minutes south of Patong Beach. Transfer time from Phuket airport: 50 minutes.

Hotel information

All villas offer a private swimming pool and deck, air-conditioning, flat-screen satellite TV, complimentary WiFi, mini-bar*, safe, hairdryer, espresso machine, bathrobes, slippers and umbrella. Pool Villas offer a garden view with 1 king-size bed, sleeping 2 adults.

Seaview Pool Villas with a private infinity pool, sunken lounge and bath with a rain shower and view of the ocean, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping 2 adults.

Seaview Pool Villa Romance offers an extra spacious sun terrace, indoor bathtub for two, double rain shower heads and a cozy loveseat to view the panoramic sea view from. There is 1 king-size bed, sleeping 2 adults.

Two-bedroom Pool Villas split level, with a very spacious master bedroom with living area and balcony upstairs, and a second bedroom, and living and dining area downstairs.  Outside there's a pool with sunbathing area for four people. There are 2 king-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

The Harbour Restaurant (American breakfast, International and Thai dishes), Param Para (authentic Thai), The Nest Beach Club (cocktails, beer, wine and fresh juices). Infinity pool and sea pool. Walking trail along the oceanfront. Fitness centre and spa*. Library with magazines, novels, music and DVDs. Yoga classes*, Thai cooking class*, fruit carving*, tour desk, gift shop and service center*. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. In-villa dining*.

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: this hotel doesn't allow children under 12.

Rating summary

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Loved it, amazing!

Mar 16, 2020 W9964BYandrewm Nuneaton, United Kingdom

All I can do here is really echo many previous reviews because The Shore is simply stunning in many ways. The Shore experience for us started with location, ambiance and the room as that's what hits you on arrival. The location was perfect, cut into the side of the hill at the end of Kata Noi beach, providing stunning views across the bay and… Read more
All I can do here is really echo many previous reviews because The Shore is simply stunning in many ways. The Shore experience for us started with location, ambiance and the room as that's what hits you on arrival. The location was perfect, cut into the side of the hill at the end of Kata Noi beach, providing stunning views across the bay and perfect viewing for sunsets with a cocktail. It's adults only and has a sense of calm serenity everywhere with pretty much all guests being couples, just doing their own thing quietly and it exudes relaxation. However, you're only a walk or a Tuk Tuk from some action. We loved the ability to dip in and dip out back to the luxury of the Shore. Visits to Patong, Karon and Kata are inexpensive and easy. We had a Sea View Room which was beautiful. Incredible view across the bay and we loved the balcony pool, day bed and outside seating area. Loads of space, all the luxury you want and well maintained and cleaned. The little daily treats and bed decorations were amongst those little touches that made The Shore such an experience. I can't really comment too much about the food as, across 13 nights, we tended to eat out most nights to experience real Thai food. The breakfast though was great, some mornings it could be a bit of a struggle for my vegetarian wife but that was minor. The complementary afternoon tea was lovely. We ate once at The Harbour which was fantastic. Our only other evening dinner in The Shore was spectacular though. We chose the Dinner in the Sand experience for my wife's birthday and I'd strongly recommend this to all. The food was exceptional, our private waiter and chef were brilliant and the romantic setting could not have been better. We have done special dining experiences in the Maldives that we thought could never be topped but this matched them easily. A truly special evening and I'm up against it to beat that on future birthdays! My final and most important mention must go to the staff and I mean all the staff from front of house to the hard working grounds staff and maintenance team. There is a reason why this is called The Land of Smiles and the staff at The Shore embody this. Everybody we engaged with or just happen to walk past provided excellent service or just gave a cheery smile to wish us a good day, it makes it a happy place. The guys who drive the buggies are brilliant, joking, laughing, full of tips and hints and even the odd compliment for my wife which made her happy. One little tip. The Shore is cut into a hillside as I mentioned and the buggy service around the estate is fantastic. However, some of the rooms, even after being dropped off by the buggy, do still have some steps to climb, ours had 61! If your knees are a bit dodgy it might be worth pointing that out to customer services in advance so they can make sure your room works for you. Overall, there is nothing to fault at The Shore, we loved it, it's amazing and we will return! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating 8 days of Bliss - relaxation plus great service

Mar 15, 2020 andrewz26 Sydney, Australia

We have just spent one of the most pleasant stays at the amazing Shore Resort overlooking Kata Noi Beach on the South Western corner of Phuket. The resort has over 70 villas, most with Sea views and their own plunge pools. Ours was a Sea View villa with amazing views over the bay. Accommodation is clean and spacious - our villa was 120 sq, meters,… Read more
We have just spent one of the most pleasant stays at the amazing Shore Resort overlooking Kata Noi Beach on the South Western corner of Phuket. The resort has over 70 villas, most with Sea views and their own plunge pools. Ours was a Sea View villa with amazing views over the bay. Accommodation is clean and spacious - our villa was 120 sq, meters, complimentary wifi, king size bed and hige shower. Most of the power points worked Australian electrical plugs. The grounds semi tropical and all villas step up the hill side and overlook each other towards the Andaman. Due to the brilliant design of the resort, the higher you go the further you need to travel to and from your room. But as a resort feature, buggies are always on call to take the less mobile to and from their rooms - my wife and I often preferred the to walk off our meals by strolling back up (approximately 160 steps and a few sloped pathways) to our villa. We often stayed in the shady cabanas by the main pool where complimentary bottled water kept us hydrated through the day. There was a small stair by the pool which led out to the beach which was nice, but becomes a little more crowded with visitors from the adjacent Katathani Beach Resort (which is the sister to the Shore Resort - which means we could use their facilities, pools and restaurants). The staff were always friendly and after 8 days it becomes a bit like staying with family (with a nice place). Sad to leave, hope to return sometime again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Outstanding luxury villas & service

Mar 14, 2020 HeljaMartikainen Helsinki, Finland

The Shore is so close to the perfection that once in my life I am speechless. The service, the villa, the view, the private pool, the romantic atmosphere and all those little details that matter! Come here and dont go anywhere else!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Defines the Wow Factor

Mar 14, 2020 RichardandsharonG Northampton, United Kingdom

It's hard to articulate how wonderful this hotel really is. My wife and I were celebrating my 60th birthday so we wanted to stay somewhere special. We had high expectations having read the reviews and seen the images on the website, but in the flesh everything exceeded our expectations. The room was fantastic in all respects - the sea view can't… Read more
It's hard to articulate how wonderful this hotel really is. My wife and I were celebrating my 60th birthday so we wanted to stay somewhere special. We had high expectations having read the reviews and seen the images on the website, but in the flesh everything exceeded our expectations. The room was fantastic in all respects - the sea view can't be beaten (we were in 8814). The staff are lovely, from the ladies (and gents) on reception, the buggy drivers, and waiting staff. Even the housekeeping staff whom we sadly never saw would leave little surprises in our room. A lovely touch. My problem now is how will I find somewhere to compete with The Shore for my wife's birthday later this year? Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful honeymoon stay!

Mar 12, 2020 ds076 Rochester, New York

The Shore was our second hotel on Phuket for our honeymoon stay and was our favorite. Upon arrival, we were checked in by Noah who was AMAZING! From check-in we knew the Shore would be special. We arrived via the hotel’s private transport where they graciously picked us up from the other hotel further north we were staying at. We stayed at the… Read more
The Shore was our second hotel on Phuket for our honeymoon stay and was our favorite. Upon arrival, we were checked in by Noah who was AMAZING! From check-in we knew the Shore would be special. We arrived via the hotel’s private transport where they graciously picked us up from the other hotel further north we were staying at. We stayed at the shore for 3 nights at villa 8913 which was the in love villa I believe. Our room was decorated to celebrate our honeymoon, with complimentary fruits and cake as well. The room itself was gorgeous - clean, modern, beautifully decorated and the view was amazing. Not a single obstruction or tree from our view, just the open blue water. We found the transportation easy - anytime we wanted to head down for breakfast, the beach or dinner we called reception and did not wait longer than 5 minutes for a club car. Johnny frequently picked us up from our room and we loved him! We had dinner twice at the harbor, and once at the Thai restaurant on site. While pricey compared to off the resort, wonderful service and food. We had Wannista as a server at the Thai restaurant, Alex who was between both remembered that we always ordered martinis, and Yaya - thank you ALL! Other than the view and amenities, the staff at the Shore was our favorite part. Thank you for making us feel so welcomed. Read less