Peace and privacy are assured at Amanzi, set within the secure and luxuriantly landscaped Katamanda villa estate with unfettered views over Kata Noi bay. The white-sands of Kata Noi beach – one of Phuket’s finest – are just 800m away, while the larger Kata beach lies just a little further to the north. Both Kata Noi and Kata beaches are known for their lovely sunsets and excellent surfing conditions during the south-west monsoon months of May through October. Making the most of those spectacular views, some of the island’s best restaurants have sprung up on the beachfront and headland around Kata Noi, while the resort town of Kata offers several more dining, shopping and entertainment choices.
Kata Noi Beach
Kat Yai Beach
Phunaka Golf Club
Central Festival Mall
Things to do
Villa Amanzi is well placed for easy access to Phuket’s best beaches and attractions. Ask your villa manager about recommended dining spots or for assistance in booking golf tee-off times, yacht trips, cultural tours and more. In the meantime, here’s just a taste of activities to enjoy around Phuket, many of which are found a short distance away from the villa.
- Kata and Kata Noi beaches are the top surfing spots on Phuket, with board rental and lessons available. During the calmer months of November through April, explore the coastline on a stand-up paddle or visit the lively Surf House near the Kata beachfront for some flowboarding action.
- Discover the beauty of the Andaman Sea aboard a luxury yacht or scuba diving trip. An easy day cruise takes you to the majestic karsts of Phang Nga Bay, to the dive and snorkelling sites of Raya island, or to the busy but still magnificent Phi Phi islands.
- Explore Phuket’s sacred side with a visit to Wat Chalong, its largest Buddhist temple, and to the nearby Big Buddha, a 45-metre white marble statue set atop one of the island’s highest hills.
- Take in Kata’s famous sunsets while indulging in a great meal at one of the excellent restaurants perched along its coastline. Kata Rocks is the spot for modern Mediterranean cuisine and seafood, while Mom Tri’s Kitchen and The Boathouse both serve classic Thai cuisine and fabulous wines.
- Join a walking tour of Old Phuket Town and learn about the diverse cultural influences behind its colourful Sino-Portuguese shophouses and delicious regional cuisine. Or explore the Old Town Sunday street market at your own pace.
- Learn how to make your favourite dishes back home by joining a Thai cookery class, which often involves a guided shopping trip to a local fresh market.
- Explore Phuket’s lush interior on a bicycle tour, an ATV trip, jungle trail walks to waterfalls, a visit to the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project, zip-lining at Hanuman World or a visit to an elephant sanctuary.
- Indulge in a shopping extravaganza at one of Phuket’s bustling malls including Jungceylon in Patong, a sprinkling of boutique shops and its lively street markets.
- Tee off at one of several golf courses in Phuket including Phunaka Golf Club, Red Mountain and Phuket Country Club. Or join the wee ones for a round of mini golf in the jungly Jurassic Park-style surrounds of Dino Park.
- Delve into Phuket’s nightlife scene with a variety of places to go from simple beachside beer shacks to upscale cocktail bars to DJ dance clubs, with the most action at busy Patong Beach.