Casa de La Flora
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes a welcome drink, free drinks from the minibar and daily breakfast, sandwiches and a fruit plate
- Watching the sunset over the Andaman Sea from your villa's private plunge pool
- Khao Lak has the natural beauty of Phuket, without the crowds
What To Know
- Beach is on the skinny side, but still wide enough for loungers
- If you're looking for the traditional teak beach bungalow, you won't dig the modern design here
- Room service menu is a little disappointing
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
A vision in stone, concrete and glass, this minimalist design hotel stands out for its stark, angular and — unique in southern Thailand — postmodern Brutalist look. Aesthetics are paramount here, and every facet of the design serves not only to look sexy but to maximize the stunning ocean views. Glass-fronted cubic villas come with private plunge pools and polished wood verandas overlooking the Andaman Sea, creating a wonderful water symmetry.
Bed and Bath
The sharp angles and contemporary design continue in the 36 cube-shaped beachfront villas, which have floor-to-ceiling glass walls that offer stunning sea views. Despite the sharp lines, bedrooms are surprisingly comfortable, with plush mattresses dressed in clean white linens and piled high with plenty of pillows. Bathrooms have deep stone soaking tubs, ceramic sinks and dispensers full of botanical products.
The strip of golden sand is narrow here, but it is also mostly deserted — a welcome contrast to crowd-packed Phuket, a 90-minute drive to the south. The quality of the water is the same, however: clear, warm and calm, and Casa de La Flora has done an excellent job of blending into the natural environs – wood loungers are built right into the tasteful stone wall separating units from the sea. The house restaurant, La Aranya, serves a mixture of Thai and Western dishes in a chic lounge setting. The on-site spa offers a tantalizing lineup of traditional treatments and Thai massages.
How to Get There
We are returning in October 2019! This is the third time we have holidayed in Khao Lak and our first stay at the Casa de La Flora. We had a gorgeous time and loved our duplex pool villa. The hotel is located right on the sea front, and near to local bars and restaurants. We opted to dine in the hotel most nights as the food is of a superb quality and service excellent.
We have been here numerous times, perfect for when we want 'us' time. We always get a room on the beach front, fantastic views of the sea and atmospheric at high tide. Apart from strolling out to breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner we lounge in the privacy of the plunge pool and our room. We have celebrated birthdays, anniversaries and even New Year at the hotel, Tang (general manager) and all the staff are fantastic. A special mention to Jan, for the best massages!! We have had the private dining experience on the roof top, which is so special with flowers, candles and your own chef. The hotel is out of the way, which we like, and only a 10 minute walk into the town restaurants. We have had the pleasure of watching the hotel flourish from when it was first opened and met the owner and seen his passion for conservation of the area, which appeals to us in this day and age.
Amazing staff, tours, facilities, location and service.
Love Khao lak.
Quiet and Calming.
Also lots of Adventure.
We will be back.....
It was a great experience and best hospitality ever!! The room was gorgeous and felt very private.The staffs are friendly and nice. Breakfast selections are great. I don't want to leave and I definitely go back there.
After arising early in Melb, 3hr wait at International airport, 7hour flight to Singapore, 3hr wait there, 1hr 20 min flight to Phuket, we were looking forward to our supposedly waiting air port pick-up, which we had confirmed time of International arrival. No such luck - wandering up and down the pick-up area, 2 phone calls later to hotel, 40 minutes later we were finally met by our driver who had been waiting at the domestic terminal. No cold towels, no water and a 1hr 20 minute slow drive to hotel, to say we were exhausted was an understatement. We really just wanted to get to our room and not have the guided tour and how everything worked at 11.30pm. The room was spacious, clean with a nice private plunge pool. After we had recovered from the day before, we headed off to breakfast. As it was low season there were very few guests. Staff were attentive, breakfast adequate and a great location overlooking the Andaman sea, waves crashing along the sea wall - and we had the pool to ourselves each day. TV in restaurant needs to go though, just doesn’t feel right. Buckets loads of bottled water is delivered to your room every day, any amount of water at breakfast, just don’t ask for it with your dinner as you will be charged without being informed. No big deal really, but seeing we had to wait at airport, and no water given on drive to hotel, we thought at least the water we were charged for at dinner could have been deducted from our account. No such luck! Spa is great, girls very welcoming. About a 20 minute walk to local restaurants - Siam restaurant is great, we ate there twice. There is a great place not far from there where you can get leg/foot massages, but can’t remember the name. Don’t go to the mini mart closest to Casa on way to restaurants, most unfriendly person we twice had the misfortune to meet in Kao Lak. We felt like an inconvenience at a supposedly convenience store. Shuttle bus will take you to the sister hotel where you can enjoy the pool and facilities etc. and a Tuk Tuk will bring you back. We booked a 1/2 day tour through hotel that took us to the Tsunami Memorial, Cashew Factory, Takuapa and street market, which we thoroughly enjoyed. The hotel is a bit out of the way, but if you like the peace and quiet then go for it!