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Hotels in Kathu: Away from the hustle and bustle of Phuket, cheap and luxurious accommodation is a temptation
If you choose a hotel on the Thai island of Phuket for your vacation, you will usually have the busy streets like the Thalang Road of Phuket Town or the numerous beaches on Phuket in mind. But the island also offers more tranquil recreation. In the hotel in Kathu in the interior for example. Because the small village offers, away from commercial tourism, numerous hotels with lots of peace, sports and wellness.

Hotels in Kathu: Thai originality with its own bathing atmosphere in the interior of the island

Behind the name Kathu is not only the smallest of the three districts on the Thai island of Phuket – to which Patong also belongs administratively, but which represents a completely different world. Because also a small old village is hidden behind Kathu. The village with its hotels is located halfway between Patong Beach and Phuket Town. While in the hotel in the capital of the island and at the Patong Beach, everything revolves around the beach holiday and the eventful nightlife, the vacationer will find in Kathu less commercial offers, hotels with more calmness and nature.

Kathu is about five kilometres away from Patong Beach, and the drive from Phuket airport takes about 45 minutes. Some parts of Kathu are busy, others particularly quiet. There are mainly large residential areas, where one or two hotels have been built. In Kathu it is always worthwhile to mingle with the locals, visit the fresh markets and follow the traditions in Thailand. Many a hotel is located here in the middle of it all.

Kathu is known on Phuket above all for its waterfall. While holidaymakers usually use Patong Beach for swimming, the locals prefer their waterfalls. The waterfall in Kathu consists of three steps, at each of which you can enjoy a bath. Many a hotel is only a walk away. The free bathing pleasure is recommendable specially during the week, as then the vacationer often has the waterfall all to himself.

But also the original and much sought-after Thai culture can be found in Kathu, for example at “Wat Kathu” or the “Kathu Chinese Shrine”. The “Wat Kathu” is a quiet local temple not far from some hotels, where only few tourist buses stop. Around the typical cultural site on Phuket there is also a menagerie with dogs, cats and chickens. But also the “Kathu Chinese Shrine” is a place of tranquility, located directly in the village on the Samkong-Kathu Road – two kilometers from the junction between Kathu and Patong. The shrine is firmly linked to the “Phuket Vegetarian Festival”, which has its origins here: a colourful festival in the ninth month of the Chinese lunar calendar. Whether old or young – in Kathu and all over Phuket everyone knows this festival.

Free time in the hotels in Kathu: a paradise for golfers, sportsmen and hikers

However, if you are looking for a hotel on Phuket to escape from the daily routine, Kathu is also the right place. Because the small village is a true paradise for golfers on Phuket. More than one club attracts the sportsman in direct and immediate proximity. Many a hotel in Kathu has specialised in offers to spend the day on the green and work on your handicap.

But also adventure and nature are possible in the Hotels Kathus. One or the other hotel is located near the zipline adventure “Flying Hanuman” on Wichitsongkram Road, where holidaymakers can swing from tree to tree through the jungle and experience the beauty of Phuket from the air. If you want to get close to tigers with a beating heart, you should not miss the “Tiger Kingdom Phuket” in Kathu. In the small zoo you can get close to a tiger, watch the animals and even stroke them. In addition, there are numerous free hiking routes in the nature around many a hotel in the village, which can be guided, but also explored on your own.

Huge selection: From 2-star hotel to luxury resort

In the small village of Kathu on Phuket there is a wide choice of different hotels. The offers are scattered all over the village and are not concentrated in just one area of Kathu. Away from the hustle and bustle of Patong Beach or the nightlife of Phuket Town, the holidaymaker can stay in one of the village’s hotels in the middle of the locals. He also has the choice between different types of accommodation. In Kathu there are:

  • Two-star hotels
  • Three star hotels
  • Four-star hotels
  • Five-star hotels
  • the Golf Resort
  • the Wellness Resort
  • Club Hotels
  • Guest houses
  • bed & breakfasts
  • Pensions
  • Hostels

Small hotels, hostels and pensions: Cheap accommodation in Kathu

While the resort attracts visitors to Thailand with its many rooms and upscale facilities in a large complex, the hostel can also be used for overnight stays with a small budget.

Here the holidaymaker has the choice: either he shares his room and stays in the dormitory or books his own room with bathroom in a simple hotel. The equipment is mostly simple, a common room and a kitchen can be used outside the room.

But also guesthouses and guest houses offer numerous offers for overnight stays in Kathu. These simple hotels are in no way inferior to the big resort in terms of friendliness and service.

Reviews can provide reliable information about cleanliness, comfort and facilities in the hotel. Free WLAN, pool and terrace can be found here as well as in the 5-star resorts.

Golf, wellness and relaxation: the luxury stay at Kathus Hotels

But in Kathu no one has to do without luxury. Because there are also hotels that are a little more expensive but can offer numerous stars, luxury and upscale equipment. The big golf resorts are often the winners of the ratings. They not only offer everything for the sport, but often also a quiet location, excellent service and some hotels offer a great sea view. The hotels with a golf orientation in Kathu entice you to hole up, with short distances to the course, idyllic atmosphere and a great view from the hotel room to the course.

But also wellness is possible in many a hotel or spa in Kathu. Beside the outdoor pool there is oftenly a pool with a roofing, as the hotels in Kathu are located in the centre of the island and therewith a little distance from the beach. A spa in Kathu offers numerous massage offers for which the Thai people are worldwide known. In these hotels, different packages can be booked. Such a hotel is especially suitable for a holiday for two.

The upscale hotels in Kathu have every standard that the guest desires. The service of these hotels ranges from a 24-hour reception, ticket offers, laundry service, wake-up calls to parking lot surveillance and fulfillment of individual wishes of the guests in the hotel. The rooms are equipped differently depending on the category: The private bathroom, minibar, air conditioning, hairdryer and television are standard at the hotel. More upscale rooms also have a balcony, tea and coffee making facilities, additional drinks, private entrances, pool view, outdoor dining area and much more. Some suites are also available at these hotels.


It does not always have to be a hotel in Phuket Town or Patong Beach. If you are looking for a tranquil holiday in Thailand, you should look for hotels in Kathu. In the domestic village you will find Thai life away from the commercial metropolises. Here you can find the upscale club as well as the simple hotel. Holiday opinions can help to find the real bargain here.

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