Katamanda Villas - Great escape

The Locale

Set against a backdrop of the dazzling Andaman Sea, Katamanda Estate offers peace and privacy. Superb views of the golden sand bays of Kata and the quieter Kata Noi are the highlight of many villas within the estate. Built along the coastal hillside of south-west Phuket, the estate is walking distance from Kata and Kata Noi beaches. Family-friendly Kata Beach is popular for swimming and snorkelling, romantic beach walks, and excellent for surfing from May until November.

A short walk away lies the lively centre of Kata Village with bustling street markets, and a mix of local Thai restaurants and fine dining venues offering a prime position for sunset watching. In the other direction is the quiet and unspoiled Nai Harn Beach and Promthep Cape, both irresistible spots for sunset selfies. Party hub, Patong Beach is 10km away and Phuket’s historic Old Town with colourful Sino-Portuguese architecture, hidden Chinese shrines, fantastic restaurants, an artistic vibe and lively weekend markets is just 9km away. Katamanda Estate is located 40km from the airport.


Kata Noi Beach
0.80 km
Kat Yai Beach
1.50 km
Karon Beach
5 km
Chalong Pier
6 km
Phunaka Golf Club
12 km
Big Buddha
13 km
Patong Beach
13.10 km
Central Festival Mall
16.50 km
Phuket Town
20 km
Phuket Airport
48 km

Things to Do

Katamanda Estate is located close to Phuket’s best beaches, hilltop viewpoints, superb restaurants, lively bars and entertainment sites. Get in touch with the Elite Concierge for information on where to go, and the best things to do on the island. They can also make restaurant reservations, arrange transport, get tickets for shows, and give advice on where to shop. Meanwhile, here’s a list to get you started:

Beach bums rejoice as Katamanda Estate is close to all the gorgeous southern beaches. Kata Noi and Kata Yai beaches are within walking distance, whilst a quick 15-minute drive takes you to Karon, Nai Harn, Rawai, and Ya Nui beaches. Swim, snorkel, take a ride on a traditional fishing boat or try stand-up paddleboarding, there’s no time to be bored here.

Rent a board and have some surfing fun at Kata Beach. From May to October, the surf’s up. Take lessons or rent a boogie board and go solo. If the waves aren’t high enough, you can instead spend the day at Surf House Phuket catching waves on the FlowRider surf machine. It’s also a great place to dine or party with friends afterwards.

Explore glorious marine life at nearby Similan Islands, rated as one of the top 10 scuba diving destinations in the world. Learn to dive or just spend time marvelling at the spectacular reefs, unusual underwater rock formations, and a huge variety of aquatic life. You’ll likely see sea turtles and colourful and cute clownfish, and if you’re very lucky you may see giant manta rays and even leopard sharks.

The west coast of Phuket has some amazing restaurants perched on rocky cliffs with fabulous sunset views. Indulge the family with flavoursome dishes at Kata Rocks, a hidden oasis for modern Mediterranean cuisine and seafood, whilst Boat House Kitchen serves classic Thai cuisine and excellent wines. Just over the mountain at The Nai Harn, you can enjoy an international culinary journey and robust southern Thai flavours.

Set sail on the Andaman and discover the beauty of the sea. Charter a luxury yacht for a day of striking sights, sunshine and swimming, cruising around the majestic karsts and lagoons of Phang Nga Bay. Snorkel or dive into the warm waters of Phi Phi or Racha Islands and sunbathe on fine white sands on your very own castaway island.

Discover Phuket’s sacred side with a visit to Wat Chalong, Phuket’s largest Buddhist temple, and Big Buddha, a 45-metre white marble statue gleaming atop the island’s highest hill with sweeping views of the island and hundreds of prayer bells chiming in the gentle breeze.

Take a guided walking tour of Old Phuket Town, a UNESCO Heritage Site, and understand the diverse cultural influences behind its colourful Sino-Portuguese shophouses and wonderful regional cuisine. Sunday evenings are especially abuzz, when the walking street market is in full swing, where you can buy original handmade souvenirs.

If you love the exotic flavours of Thai food, why not learn how to create it by signing up for a cookery class? Visit a local market to shop for fresh ingredients and return to the villa where a top Thai chef will take you through a culinary lesson.

Looking for adventure? Join a full day cycling tour of Koh Yao Noi that goes along scenic routes through rice fields and tropical jungles. Trek the trail walks, swim in waterfalls, and do the zip line atop tree canopies at Hanuman World.

Visit the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project to support local causes or get close to majestic elephants and observe them go about retired life as they roam, bathe and play.

Shop ‘til you drop at Patong, with its busy street markets and Jungceylon shopping centre, or max your credit card out at Central Floresta where all the top luxury brand names now can be found. Every weekend, Naka Night Market in Phuket Town is packed with people looking for bargains amongst its eclectic stalls and it’s a great place to try foods from all over the country.

Spend a leisurely afternoon teeing off at one of the international standard golf courses in Phuket. Phunaka Golf Club, Red Mountain and Phuket Country Club are beautifully landscaped. The standards are high, and the holes are testing enough to challenge new and experienced players alike.

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  • February 5th, 2020 - February 10th, 2020

    Thank you for an amazing stay! The Villa staff were very attentive and always willing to assist. We had the most amazing time sitting by the pool enjoying the view. The chef, food and service was impeccable. We could not fault one meal, they were all to die for. We look forward to staying again!

    Diana D, Australia
  • December 28th, 2019 - January 7th, 2020

    This was our first time visiting Thailand and our stay here was amazing. The villa was gorgeous, spacious and always clean. The service and food were excellent too. We loved our staying here. Thank you for everything

    Hana K, Slovakia
  • December 21st, 2019 - December 28th, 2019

    Absolutely gorgeous villa, very modern and spacious. Excellent staff, fantastic cook. Everything is well thought through, kept clean and tidy.Could not ask for more. We celebrated my parents fiftieth wedding anniversary and had three generations staying. We had a memorable time and our vacation was made very special by the staff.

    Ayesha D, India
  • December 11th, 2019 - December 20th, 2019

    Absolutely loved staying in this beautiful Villa with all the amazing and kind friendly staff. Thanks for everything. I loved that there is a lift and table tennis and a pool that is warm. Good food and snookers table I love this place. It has everything. My favorite is everything. This place is wonderful.

    Ronen Z, South Africa
  • October 20th, 2019 - October 30th, 2019

    The beautiful villa and wonderful staff. I had a wonderful time. Thank you for all so much Thank you to all staff of Amanzi villa. Beautiful location and great hospitality for my 50th Birthday Thank you

    Daniel G, Australia
  • September 19th, 2019 - September 22nd, 2019

    Amazing Villa! Thank you for your warm welcome and amazing service. The staff here was very friendly and very helpful. The villa looks amazing.

    Alkesh P, India
  • September 6th, 2019 - September 11th, 2019

    Thank you so much for the service and hospitality! We truly love this place. This is the first time we go to trip together as 3 families. We all enjoyed the stay. The villa is nicely maintained with all facilities we need. The staff are always helpful too. Special mention to the cook who is responsible for our breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our family really appreciated the seafood BBQ and dinner. It is basically the best meal we have in Phuket! We are in love with this villa! Already talking about to come back again next year!

    Sin T, Thailand
  • August 15th, 2019 - August 18th, 2019

    Dear Amanzi Team, Thank you for the warm hospitality and place and the meals are just amazing! Thank you for your help on arranging our meals and transport, pre-stocking, etc. It let us enjoy our trip without any troubles but enjoy. We will remember this place for a very great time, and recommend this to our friends. I look forward to staying here again soon!

    Marco C, Hong Kong
  • July 11th, 2019 - July 15th, 2019

    What a trip. Thanks for a hospitality, great staffs, good food and the time. Lots of chilling! Will be back.

    John M, Hong Kong
  • May 9th, 2019 - May 13th, 2019

    An amazing experience! The villa is beautiful and the staff was beyond fantastic. Many compliments to the chef who made delicious food that made us not want to ever leave the villa. I would recommend this place to anyone and hope to comeback again some day. Thanks so much to the wonderful and hospitable staff.

    Anthony N, United States
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