La Flora Resort & Spa Khao Lak
What We Love
- Breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- ?Lovely beachfront location in Khao Lak, close to some of Thailand’s most stunning natural treasures
- An excellent spa, comprehensive activities roster, and well-equipped water sports center?
- Efficient, cheerful service
What To Know
- A 10 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Khao Lak is a quiet beach town; those looking for more excitement should head to Phuket
- Large rooms and on-site activities are well suited to families
- ?Dining options are fairly limited; there’s only one restaurant on-site
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
With gorgeous Andaman Sea beaches, lush jungle, and limestone mountains, Khao Lak is studded with natural beauty and is a laid-back alternative to crowded Phuket, an hour’s drive to the south. Located on bustling (by Khao Lak standards) Bang Niang beach, La Flora is a complex of two- and three-story buildings and clapboard bungalows (with lovely little porches and pagoda-style roofs) surrounded by tropical gardens and coconut tree–lined paths. Inside, it’s a modern take on traditional Thai design: dark woods, white linens, graphic floral wall paintings, and colored silk accents in rich shades of gold and red.
Bed and Bath
Decorated in bold shades of red, burnt orange and gold, the 138 guestrooms definitely aren’t for the minimally inclined. The plush beds are mounted on dark wooden platforms and have hand-painted headboards. Daybeds sit by the window to take advantage of the ocean or garden views, and all rooms come with idyllic outdoor terraces. Bathrooms have soaking tubs and separate showers and are stocked with botanical products. At just under 500 square feet, the interiors of the Deluxe and Pool Access Rooms are virtually identical. The sole difference is that Pool Access Rooms are on the first floor and have patios that are directly connected to the pool.
La Flora comes with all the facilities you’d expect from a Thai beach resort: two pools (one infinity, another that snakes through the center of the property); an umbrella-filled beach; a water sports center; a tennis court (lessons are available); a well-equipped gym; and an activities roster that includes cooking lessons, mountain-biking excursions, and even classes in Muay Thai (traditional Thai boxing). At the spa you can indulge in a traditional Thai massage, scrubs using locally grown coffee beans, and facials featuring a fresh cucumber mask. The beachfront restaurant is shaded by palms and dishes up traditional Thai cuisine and fresh seafood.
In the Area
Take advantage of Khao Lak’s quiet vibe and get deep into the stunningly beautiful natural environment that characterizes this corner of Thailand. Phang Nga Bay provides jaw-dropping photo ops of nearly 50 limestone karsts (striated, foliage-covered rock formations that rise dramatically out of the sea). Or suit up and venture to Similan Islands National Marine Park, one of Thailand’s top dive spots, where the best sites are underwater. For those looking to channel their inner Tarzan, a trek through the jungles of Khao Sok National Park atop an elephant is not to be missed. Of course, it’s not all about natural glory in Khao Lak; the nearby village of Bang Niang has various outdoor markets to explore, including a bustling night market.
How to Get There
My friend and I stayed here in June. If your looking for peace and quiet , uv come to the right hotel. Perfect location,right on the beach ,but within a few minutes walk from the shops, bars,restaurants and markets. Felt very safe walking around at night and everyone was so friendly. Staff were amazing and so attentive. Breakfast was nice and a fairly good selection. Think it could be better and maybe a pancake or waffle station would be nice as the ones they served were Luke warm and soggy. But plenty of other choices.rooms were large and clean. A little dark with all the trees surrounding it , but nice and quiet, so def no complaints there. As we were out of season , the swim up bar was closed for renovation, so we missed out on using that side of the hotel, which was a little disappointing. All in all this is a beautiful hotel,with beautiful staff in a beautiful location and I will def be going back, and I don’t normally like going back to the same resort. Would of been a 5*if the pool had been open and breakfast was a little better.
by the beach is no understatement you can see the waves crashing whilst eating breakfast.The grounds are well maintained and the rooms spacious.The only problem we encountered was the room safe which was inoperable on a plus it was not needed as the rooms are secure at all times.The only negative was the shower in the mornings it took ages to warm up.Apart from that centrally located/excellent staff/ fantastic location.
I stayed here with my friend for 10 days, who had paid for me for my 50th Birthday. How lucky am I ! It was very quiet when we arrived and our room was in the first floor, a short walk from reception. The room was very quiet and you felt like there was nobody else staying there . From the door of our room, we could see one of the pools with the swim up to bar. We asked the times it was open to be told it was shut for a month for refurbishment, although disappointed, it was out of season so I guess to be expected. We settled ourselves at the other pool, which was an infinity pool overlooking the sea, seconds from the bar and restaurant, so really happy there. The staff were lovely and would go out of their way to help you. The location is perfect, about a 10 minute walk to the main road where the market is several times a week and plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from, even though we were out of season. Food was delicious and also cheap. We over ordered the first night, so be warned that the portions are large.
Market is definitely worth a visit and make sure you haggle. Am’s bar at the entrance is friendly and welcoming, so stop by for a drink with Am and her son Bob ! Also pay a visit to boat 813, which was carried 2km in the tsunami and has been left exactly where it was carried to.
The whole area felt safe and friendly and we as two women, were happy to walk to and from the hotel at all times. There are a lot of stray dogs, but they are looked after by the locals and donations are welcomed in the market to help pay for them.
I would love to return to La Flora again, hopefully in the not too distant future. Great location and a lovely relaxing hotel.
Cannot recommend La Flora enough. The views are wonderful and the beach is extraordinary. The rooms beautiful and the staff so polite and helpful. A short walk from the main area of town and the local market, and an even shorter walk to some of the best street food we've ever had.
Would love to come back some time and would go to exactly the same place as it really made the holiday.
My family and I stayed here for 10 nights and the resort was a fantastic place to stay and eat . Located on the beach and with the best breakfast in town it was a great base and a very close walk to the town , restaurants and bars. We had an issue with the A/C and it was fixed immediately and we received compensation for the small hassle .
I wanted to especially thank all the restaurant staff , chefs and kitchen hands . The food and service for breakfast was unbelievable , the culinary highlight of our day.