THE DEAL: Tucked within a quiet alcove amidst the hustle and bustle of Kata Beach’s tourist strip is Kata Rocks, an all-villa resort and residence known for its beachside dining, pool parties, and the annual Superyacht Rendezvous. Though the party vibes are contained outside the heavy doors of its Infinity Luxury Spa, Kata Rocks’ dedication to offering something different is prevalent even in this sanctuary. Its post-treatment refreshment list, for instance, has the usual ginger and green teas, but also lemon sorbet, banana bread, and for an extra cost, champagne and Prosecco.
The spa centers around four pillars: being uniquely Thai, anti-aging, recovery, and detox. Treatments cater to everyone from those seeking serious pampering to the time-pressed. The wide menu impresses with express touch-ups, 60 to 120-minute treatments, full-day journeys with healthy meals in between, as well as three- to five-day retreats and juice detoxes.
Eight treatment rooms each serve a unique purpose: couples rooms have his and her bathtubs; a chromotherapy room has changing colored lights fitted both on the bed and ceiling; one room features an Italian-made Iso Benessere water massage bed; another has a Metronap rest pod to combat jet lag. There is a space for mani-pedis and the rest for traditional Thai spa treatments. For more privacy, guests staying at the resort’s Spa Villas can opt for in-room pampering.
I opted for the Sense of Thai