Novotel Phuket Kata Avista Resort and Spa reopened its’ doors today after an extensive refresh and renovation of the property. Perched on the hillside overlooking the pristine bay of Kata Beach, the resort has been updated throughout and outfitted with family-orientated facilities to welcome back guests with one of the best family experiences in Phuket.
Closed for almost two years, Novotel Phuket Kata Avista Resort and Spa has carried out an extensive uplift of the property including a redesign and refresh of some of the guest rooms and revamped contemporary public spaces that invite family interaction and bonding. Centered around three swimming pools for adults, kids and toddlers in a lush tropical oasis, new facilities include a brand new lobby Family Zone, Little Ocean – an underwater-themed kids club and a sandy kids play area with wooden adventure climbing frame and slider. The swimming pools have been refurbished with a light and modern style to complement their unique white marble tiling and to offer an aesthetically pleasing contrast to the newly landscaped gardens, which feature a swing and hammock. Further changes to the kids pool area are upcoming with a new interactive splash pad and water slider.
The brand-new Little Ocean kids club occupies a prime poolside space next to the En Vogue restaurant with an indoor entrance accessible via the restaurant. The colorful and exciting space for little ones means they can safely play while adults enjoy a sumptuous meal next door. With a Nintendo Wii console hooked up to a large 55” LCD tv, a scattering of comfortable chairs and bean bags, plus board games, books and Toys, it is sure to be a space where imaginations can run wild. The new Family Zone features a pool table, foosball and kids corner with books, toys, light refreshments and gelato, as well as a fish pond with food station for feeding the Koi fish.
A freshly refurbished outlet next to the adults’ pool has been handed over to Seeds of Change Phuket, a local organization that will run a Charity Gift shop will all proceeds going to empower the local community and provide opportunities they would not normally have had.
“We are excited and proud to reopen as one of the best family resorts in Phuket and have used the time well during closure to make a significant investment in elevating our product and family experiences,” said General Manager Vineet Mahajan. “We are sure that with the complete transformation of the resort, we will become a place for locals and travelers to Phuket alike to come and reconnect with their families and make treasured memories together.
PHUKET, Thailand (June 06, 2022) – On 30 May, 2022, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Novotel Phuket Kata Avista Resort and Spa and the Prince of Songkla University, Phuket Campus in an agreement to develop their academic and industry links under a principle of mutual understanding, mutual benefits and common interests. The agreement was signed in a ceremony at the Kata Beach resort by General Manager Vineet Mahajan and the Dean of Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism, Dr. Pornpisanu Promsivapallop.
On 21 July 2022, a section of En Vogue restaurant at Novotel Phuket Kata Avista Resort was transformed into a fun arts and crafts center for kids and families. Seeds of Change Phuket – a Good Shepherd charity project founded by SO ‘n SO Gals in Phuket – conducted a bracelet and elephant soft toy making workshop as well as setting up a pop-up stall to display their beautiful, unique boutique items from their charity gift shop located at this Phuket resort for families.
“The weekly workshops at Novotel Phuket Kata Avista Resort are a great way for us to introduce the Seeds of Change charitable organization,” said Samantha McCue, a volunteer teacher with Seeds of Change. “It is a lovely family activity to create a local handmade product yourself and take it home as a momento of your stay, while supporting a very worthy local cause”.
Since March 2022, Seeds of Change have operated their only boutique charity gift shop in Phuket beside the main swimming pool at Novotel Phuket Kata Avista Resort. The gift shop has an “Eco Chic & Unique” focus” with all products made through re-used and re-purposed fabrics, trims, beads, and other craft items which have been donated to Seeds of Change. This ensures each product is sustainable, upcycled and one-of-a-kind. All items are handmade or re-purposed in Phuket by students and people from the community using the creative skills they have been taught by the Seeds of Change team. Proceeds from all sales help empower the students and give them opportunities they would not normally have had.
“We are so proud to partner and support this great local initiative which has a positive impact on the lives of those who need the most. It is an excellent initiative by Seeds of Change which gives an opportunity for our young guests to learn about the local art and craft as well. A very unique experience.” said Mr. Vineet Mahajan, General Manager of Novotel Phuket Kata Avista Resort & Spa. “Not only are we making a meaningful contribution to local business by supporting local handmade products, but we are empowering underserved people to make a sustainable income for years to come, while providing our guests with the opportunity to purchase a beautiful keepsake of their stay with us.”
To find out further information or pre-book a workshop at Novotel Phuket Kata Avista Resort, please contact seeds of change at +66(0)805 923171. Private Seeds of Change workshops or birthday parties are also available at Novotel Phuket Kata Avista Resort. For further information or reservations, please call +66)0)76 298 888, email [email protected] or visit http://novotel-phuket-kata-avista.com
Novotel Phuket Kata Avista Resort are pleased to announce the recent addition of exciting and innovative underwater scooters and e-Kickboards available at the main swimming pool. As one of the best Phuket resorts for families, the new equipment is part of an enhancement to the family activities and facilities within the resort allowing guests to effortlessly glide through the water in a novel and thrilling way. Offering a great way for kids to have fun and gain confidence in the water, the resort recreation team are fully trained in the safe use of these state of the art and user-friendly underwater vehicles and no prior experience is required.
As the only Phuket family resort to provide this fun activity, guest can choose from the Navbow Underwater Scooter, The SW11 Electronic Kickboard and the smaller WhiteShark Tini, which are some of the most user-friendly and powerful underwater scooters around. Using innovative technology, the scooters are designed to keep an individual’s balance while zipping across the water’s surface, so are fun for all ages and abilities.
Underwater Scooter rental starts at THB 300 for 30-minutes and can be booked through the resort’s front office or recreation team. For more information and bookings please visit www.novotelphuketresortkata.com , email [email protected] or call +66 (0) 076 298 888
Novotel Phuket Kata Avista Resort & Spa are pleased to announce the opening of a brand-new splash pad in its dedicated family fun zone, adjoining the Little Ocean Kids Club, Play Area and Family & Toddler swimming pools. Located just a short walk from the fine white sand of Kata Beach and Karon Beach in Phuket, the resort is a tropical haven for families with little ones now being able to enjoy wet-and-wild fun at the water-soaked play area for kids. The young at heart can cool off and enjoy endless spills and thrills amid the water sprinklers spraying from colourful giant mushrooms, rings, flowers and a fish-shaped water cannon.
swim-up pool bar, along with other facilities”.“Our core concept is a ‘destination resort’ for families to have fun and an unregretful holiday together”, said General Manager Vineet Majahan. “We have created new family zones and activities to provide an unbelievable family holiday for all ages, including our young guests. The new Splash pad will allow kids to play outside in the sunshine and let their imaginations run wild, while parents can enjoy the tropical setting and the
The brand-new splash pad joins the recent addition of an array of kid-friendly attractions. Next to the splash pad is a sandy play area where kids can build sandcastles and explore the adventure climbing frame. Older children will enjoy underwater thrills with our water scooters and eKick boards, while the bright and colorful Little Ocean kids club has an extensive selection of toys, books and games with a daily program of children’s activities. The popular lobby Family Zone features a pool table, foosball table and kids corner. Upcoming enhancements to the family experience, include a brand-new poolside For more information and bookings please visit www.novotelphuketresortkata.com , email [email protected] or call +66 (0) 076 298 888
Novotel Phuket Kata Avista Resort & Spa is pleased to announce Carlyle Rebello’s appointment as an Executive Chef of the best family resort in Phuket. With over 16 years of experience in the industry, Chef Carlyle brings with him a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the culinary arts and experiential dining.
“I am excited to have the opportunity to bring my ideas to the table and continue to elevate the Resort’s already exceptional dining options at En Vogue all-day dining restaurant and Zing Swim-up Pool Bar in Kata Beach. My focus wil be on experiential family dining and our young guests” said Chef Carlyle. “We are thrilled to have an Executive Chef of Carlyle’s calibre on board” said General Manager Vineet Mahajan. “We look forward to the new and exciting culinary creations, with a focus on family dining and our young guests, which is the core our brand Novotel”.