Best hotels and hostels in Hat Kata

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    Kata Rocks

    This contemporary all-white beauty, poised on cliffs between Kata's two beaches, is known for its superyacht scene. Villas are minimalist-chic apartments with iPad-controlled sound systems, full kitchens, capsule-coffee machines, private pools and contemporary artwork. Semi-submerged sunbeds dot the pale-turquoise sea-view infinity pool. The innovative Infinite Luxury Spa blends traditional therapies with bang-up-to-date technology, while the sea-vista restaurant is excellent.

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    Katathani Resort & Spa

    Taking over most of (relatively) quiet Hat Kata Noi, this upmarket resort offers all the usual trimmings in stylish surrounds: six pools, heaps of space and activities, and large, very comfortable rooms amid palm-dappled grounds.

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    Fin Hostel

    Set back from the road, this on-the-ball surf-inspired hostel spreads across two buildings. Dorms (including women-only) are spotless, with comfy mattresses and personal light and plugs; curtained single or double capsules are a step up. Colourful private rooms have beanbags and fridge, and there's a communal area/coworking space plus a small rooftop pool – all walking distance from Kata's beaches.

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    Boathouse

    Revamped with sleek, contemporary nautical-inspired style, the elegant beachfront Boathouse attracts Thai celebs in droves. Bold blues and decorative fishing ropes add character to the gorgeous, spacious rooms, many of which have large breezy verandas; some overlook the small sea-view infinity pool. The on-site restaurant is one of the island's top restaurants and also runs cooking classes.

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    Sawasdee Village

    This glittery boutique-feeling resort mixes classic Thai style with Moroccan-esque flourishes, immersed in a lush tropical landscape with canals, pools, waterfalls, Buddhist art and the stunning Baray Spa. Ornate bungalows aren't huge but have supercomfy beds, wooden floors, beamed ceilings and lots of character. Villas are two-floor homes with hot tubs and direct access to one of two romantic pools.

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    OZO Phuket

    Opened in 2019, this block of modernity has a large open-air reception and comfortable rooms with Scandinavian simplicity and modern touches like USB ports in walls. There's a quiet garden and pool area with a water slide, gym and kids' play area. It's superbly located a two-minute walk from the beach and is close to Kata's busy nightspots and restaurants.

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    Sugar Ohana

    From the crisp, fresh, contemporary rooms to the stylish, tile-floored, low-key cafe, this warm little guesthouse on central Kata's main road ticks all the boutiquey 'poshtel' boxes. Bright, spacious, pristine rooms come with desks, slippers, subway tiles, plenty of natural light and, in some case, private balconies.

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    Shore at Katathani

    The Shore is the luxury, adults-only arm of the Katathani Resort complex. Its romantic private-pool villas with freestanding bathtubs are fronted by a beautiful infinity pool and sit almost on the beach, at the southern end of Hat Kata Noi.

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    Rumblefish Adventure

    This friendly, popular divers' flophouse offers clean, no-frills en suite doubles, hot water and air-con, and is attached to a recommended boutique dive school. The six-bed dorm is big and light, with towels and lockers provided. Divers often get free dorm beds if there's space.

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    Kata Beach Homestay

    This welcoming, rather anonymous hostel-guesthouse offers cheap sleeps in an eight-bed dorm with two bathrooms. Clean, compact doubles (some brighter than others), with colourful cushions and walls and either shared or private bathrooms, have a little more character. There's a large communal lounge with free tea and coffee. Enter through the ground-floor travel agency.

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    Fantasy Hill Bungalow

    Tucked into a lush garden on a low-rise hill, long-standing Fantasy Hill is peaceful, central and efficiently run. The ageing but well-maintained rooms, with fridge and balcony, are great value for the location, and staff are pleasant. Go for a corner room with views across Kata and beyond.