Casa De La Flora Khao Lak: Designer Luxury Boutique Resort
Khao Lak is a town in Phang Nga, a province in Southern Thailand next to Phuket. Many travellers recognized Phang Nga with the James Bond Island but actually there are more to explore. Khao Lak is a beautiful beach town, it is quiet and it has many fantastic resorts. The tourists here are mainly Europeans and locals and the environment here is more relax and subtle.
There are plenty of resorts in Khao Lak and the Casa De La Flora is one of the unique ones. Casa De La Flora is a designer luxury boutique resort and it is also a member of Design Hotel in Thailand.
They won many local and International awards and some of the highlights include Telegraph UK’s Top 5 Hotels in Thailand and Conde Nast Traveler’s Hot List 2012, Best New Hotels.
The award winning resort comes with 36 cube shaped villas and it is designed by VaSLab Architecture, commissioned in 2008 by one of leading Thai businessmen Sompong Dowpiset, this beachfront resort was aimed to serve as a new high profile but yet humble destination hotel in this beautiful town of the southern Thailand.
I stayed there for two nights at their Beachfront Suite Pool Villa. It is one of the ten villas/suites available in Casa De La Flora.
Each and every suite or resort has its own “floral” name to keep up with the theme. Walking around the resort feels like you are in a garden.
When I stayed in a luxury resort, I always look for the key points such as design, space, cleanliness, uniqueness and services.
For the design, ten units are built directly to the beach, with maximum sea views, and all come with private pools, 24-hour butler service and the latest in-room entertainment.
For uniqueness, eco-friendly credentials come in the form of an ozone (low-chemical) purification system for the swimming pools and waste-water and rain water recycling. It is not just about the design but a careful and smart architecture too in Casa De La Flora.
The have Apple TV for every TV and also the BOSE speaker system. You can tell the guest to enjoy the quality and value of the villa.
I felt that the bathtub is too huge as it can easily fits four person but I will not complain with the space and the amenities.
The private pool is another great addition especially after a long day venturing Phang Nga. The pool is a great place for couples. I love to enjoy a glass of wine or champagne while dipping in the private pool. This is how a vacation should be.
Like I mentioned earlier, Casa De La Flora has different villas to cater for different market. They have the smaller villas for couples and also the bigger ones for family or a group of friends.
They also offer daily excursions to James Bond Island half day tour or Phang Nga Waterfall excursion.
Two nights at Casa De La Flora was not enough and I will come back again one day for my endless honeymoon anniversary with my wife. Book now at the best rates with Agoda.com
The best way to travel to Khao Lak is to take a direct flight from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket and rent a car from the airport.
My recommendation is to book from a reliable Thai Rental Company such as Thai Rent A Car. I flew direct from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket via Malaysia Airlines and check out their best rates at MalaysiaAirlines.com
Casa De La Flora Address and GPS:
67/213 Moo 5, Khuk Khak, Takuapa, Bang Niang Beach, Khao Lak, Thailand 82190
GPS: 8.669887, 98.241804