Kata’s Sugar Palm Resort
Our 2nd trip to Phuket indulged us to explore the southern part of the island. Upon arrival, we rented a car for the whole stay and it took about 40 mins drive to get to Sugar Palm. Its about 10km or 15mins from Patong area but driving skills are necessary passing thru hilly roads.
We’ve booked Sugar Palm a week in advance via online booking. The hotel deals were attractive, and 3 nights stay was worth it. Our room was on the 2nd floor, facing the pool, spacious and has all the necessary amenieties. The design was more or less like a boutique styled hotel. 2 water bottles provided daily but tea/coffee was not replenished. Breakfast was simple so don’t expect a 5 star spread. Other breakfast options can be found around the hotel area.
We spent most of our time at the new mall Jungceylon in Patong and Central Festival Phuket. We’ve been thru the tourist routine and souvenir shopping last year, so we became mall shoppers instead to escape the heat. There are many shops just in front of Sugar Palm, and around Kata selling similar items all around Phuket. There’s a nice coffee shack called “Summer’ nearby which has a nice setting and cheaper than your regulars.
Kata beach is comparatively more attractive than Surin, with longer and nicer beach surroundings. We stayed at TwinPalm’s the previous year just for the hotel, but nothing much can be done in Surin beach.
Our stay has been pleasant at Sugar Palm, less the fact that most staff could hardly speak and understand English. All the negative comments from other people’s reviews seemed untrue after our stay. Probably it only affected the fussy travelers. Definitely coming back for our future trip!