Sharon Reid


Since social media plays an integral role in our lives from documenting our meals, new purchases and capturing the overall minutiae of life, some of us have embarked on a continuing quest to up our social media game, from undergoing cosmetic procedures as a means of producing the perfect selfie, to booking a holiday based on its ‘Instagenic’ quality á la the ‘rich kids of Instagram’. For those unfamiliar, the aforementioned are the privilege progeny of the rarefied 1%, their Instagram feed is full of eye-watering excess where the rich kids set up staged poses of themselves seated on private jets; along with the obligatory ‘oh look, check out my Birkin collection, worth £500,000’ and my personal favourite –the money shot (not that money shot –but just as crass!) where said rich kid poses nonchalantly with oodles of cash.

The world is full of Instagram – ready, ultra luxurious resorts, and Kata Rocks in Phuket, Thailand, has earned the honour of being one of the most ‘Instagenic’ hotels in the world, thanks to said rich kids of Instagram. Richard Pope, the British owner, has pulled out all the stops to provide a resort which defines unbridled luxury; the multi –million pound properties comprise of: 34 Sky Villas of one to four bedrooms, each offering its own private infinity-pool, expansive living and dining area, superbly appointed bedrooms and bathrooms. In addition, each villa is equipped with the latest interactive iPad technology allowing guests to control their luxurious stay at the touch or swipe of a button.Sunset masterpiece- KATA ROCKS - Copy

Described as the best of Miami found in the Far East, Kata Rocks’ sleek, chic interior makes for an ideal Instagenic selfie backdrop: Italian –made furnishings, boasting a white –on –white palette consisting of white linens, white shading umbrellas and white sun beds beside a white-tiled pool.

Taking endless selfies is an exhausting business, therefore a visit to Kata Rocks’ spa is highly recommended, with its eight treatment rooms housing everything from metro nap energy pods to light-emitting treatment beds and chromotherapy which combine beautifully with traditional Thai wellness philosophies, seamlessly bringing the best of East and West.Penthouse sunset dining room- KATA ROCKS

Whether you covet the rich kid’s enviable lifestyle, perhaps you are on the lookout for a photogenic resort to up your social media game, or you are simply looking for a great, relaxing holiday. Whatever your motivation, find out why Kata Rocks!

Ocean Front Sky Villas start from £560 per night, including B&B, for bookings and further information please visit: