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
Nestled right up to the Andaman Sea, you can find an absolute treasure. It's called Casa de La Flora. My husband and I are here for our second visit. We stayed in the duplex villa last time and the Ocean villa on this occasion. Our two week stay has been amazing thanks to the hotel's sublimely friendly staff, superb food and terrific room. We love this hotel as the sounds and sights of the sea are never far away and it's just so stunning. Shopping is just a walk away as are local bars. The gym is great as are the daily free yoga, pilates and thai boxing classes.
It was a lovely resort. Poppy from reception not only spoke fantastic english but understood everything you said. She just wanted to learn even more. Emma as well. No communication problems at all. We had our private pool which was lovely. No one can see into your room at all. There is a beautiful restaurant right on the beach when you walk out from reception and go left. 4 minute walk. Cheap but lovely food as well. You can walk into the village where there is so many restaurants and the market. Only takes 10 minutes. A lovely walk. The restaurant overlooks the sea so its just beautiful. I would say if you just want to relax and unwind if you are a couple or with friends it is a great choice. For families it maybe too quiet. They can organize a free shuttle to the sister resort La Vela so you can swim there in their pool and swim in the beach. Got to any restaurant and you got to reception to ask for a shuttle back to Casa de la flora. Anytime. You can have anything for breakfast as well as any type of coffee, hot or cold chocolate etc included. No limit!! I would highly recommend it. Ours was a package deal. Fantastic massages, 3 lunch or dinners etc. 3 movie channels on t.v. had a great time.
We choosed this hotel for our honeymoon. We choosed the room in front of the beach with a private swimming pool.
We recommend this hotel for honeymoon. Everything is made for couple retreats.They provided romantic set up, roses on the bed, roses hot bathtub ready when we entered the room, and sparkling wine provided. Quiet hotel for couples. We both love it!