Boathouse by Montara

Small luxury resort with spacious rooms and ocean views

29559151A small resort with 38 guestrooms, the Boathouse by Montara Resort sits just steps away from the beach, with 3 other beaches nearby. Located in the Kata area and close to area attractions, brand name shops, restaurants, shows and nightlife, this resort is great for those who want to do more than lay out on the beach all day. Room rates range drastically from the smaller rooms to the larger rooms with sea views, though they still seem to attract all kinds of guests, from those looking for a quiet exclusive experience to those looking for more of an adventure and nightlife filled vacation.

There is a nice selection of on-site resort activities as well, ranging from cooking classes to pool lounging. There is also a nice spa on-site with a pretty large selection of treatments and massages to choose from, some not typical of the normal everyday resort spa. The individual rooms, though ranging in size, are spacious, comfortable and neat, with tropical, ocean inspired decor throughout each and everyone. Most rooms also offer a view of the beach or sea, making the rooms seem even larger. Even though the resort is relatively private, the beach, depending on the season, is crowded with surfers or beach goers making this resort perfect for the gregarious type.

Rooms/suites/villas: 38
Area: Kata
Category: 5-star

Room types

  • Superior Seaview
  • Deluxe Beachfront
  • Deluxe Seaview
  • Family Seaview Suite
  • Hideaway Seaview Suite
  • Beachfront Suite
  • Beachfront Penthouse

Special room features

  • 1 King sized bed or 2 twins
  • Fine cotton linens
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • LCD TV
  • Rain shower
  • Fluffy bath towels
  • Personal espresso machine
  • Ronnefeldt teas in assorted flavors
  • Balcony or terrace


  • High season online specials from US$313 per night
  • Low season online specials from US$182 per night

Restaurants and bars

  • Boathouse Wine & Grill restaurant
  • Sunset Lounge & Beachfront bar
  • Coffee cafe

Resort features

  • Wine cellar
  • Cooking classes
  • Wedding facilities
  • Library
  • Elevator
  • Car hire
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Smoking area
  • Multiple languages spoken (French, Thai, English and Spanish)
  • Outdoor pool
  • Shops

Spa information

On-site spa features massages, aromatherapy and beauty treatments including nails and waxing.

Nearby activities

  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba Diving
  • Water excursions
  • Kayaking
  • Shopping
  • Shows
  • Golf
  • Surfing

Distance from Phuket International Airport

32.5 km / 20 miles – 45 minutes by car

What the reviews say

The reviews for the Boathouse by Montara Resort are very positive with the words “perfect” and “excellent” used throughout many of them. Lots of guests rave about the lagoon and mountain views and the extreme closeness to the beach, citing it as a rare luxury in Phuket. Staff is also described as very attentive and professional while the food, especially breakfast, is noted as tasty and cooked fresh to order (which, surprisingly, isn’t always the case in a resort or hotel).

There are a few reviews stating that they feel as if the pool is a bit on the small side, but saying that it really doesn’t matter since the beach is a mere few steps away. Many guests state in their reviews that they will most definitely return for another stay, which is a big deal in the resort world.

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