Thailand, Khao Lak
Named one of the best new hotels on Conde Nast Traveller’s Hot List 2012, Casa De La Flora wows with architectural style, innovative, eco friendly design and five star boutique luxury. This intimate resort has only 36 villas, decorated in a contemporary style, each with their own private pool. Just steps from the Andaman Sea, the resort is perfect for beach and nature lovers looking for a romantic hideaway. Casa De La Flora is made for the discerning couple with an eye for style and architecture.
Couples and honeymooners will delight in the private pools, bespoke Thai spa, and can enjoy a sundowner on the beach before sampling the restaurant's Thai fusion cuisine. The resort also offers a wide range of activities, including Thai boxing, bamboo raft building and white water rafting. Speak to the staff, who can also arrange tours to nearby islands, Phuket excursions, or snorkel and dive adventures.
La Aranya, restaurant and bar offers fine international cuisine with a unique Thai fusion. Dishes include seared tuna or salmon napoleon, made from local ingredients. A hot breakfast is also offered daily.
Casa de la Flora is set right on one of Khao Lak’s most beautiful golden sandy beaches, where you can relax on loungers or take a dip in the ocean.
A gorgeous infinity pool, free of chlorine and chemicals, is available to all guests, as are sun loungers, umbrellas, and towels. All guest villas also have private pools.
Spa La Casa creates bespoke spa treatments, massage and facials, based on Thai and European techniques. Luxury spa brand Anne Semonin products are used for the ultimate in relaxation.
A full fitness centre is also available, allowing guests to keep up their exercise regime on holiday.
Many activities and water sports are offered daily, including boat trips, kayaking tours and lots more. Keep active with stand up paddle boarding, or rent a boat for the day. Casa de la Flora resort also offers a library for guest use. Here you’ll find a relaxed atmosphere where you can read the newspapers, relax with a book or enjoy the WiFi. If you're in the mood for exploring, the resort organises tours and excursions to all points of interest in the area, with private tours available.
Khao Lak (‘khao means mountain in Thai’) does not fail to live up to its name- think dramatic mountains and cliffs, tall waterfalls, rich green jungle and rugged hiking trails. Nearby Khao Sok National Park is paradise for nature lovers, offering river canoeing, caves and rainforests, all made for exploring, complete with bright tropical flowers and bird life.
Of course, the beaches are equally inspiring, with only a handful of luxury hotels dotted among the clean golden sand beaches, coconut palms, and sparkling blue waters.
The beaches and sea are made for divers and snorkelers, rich with wrecks, coral reefs, and tropical marine life. Favourites include Khao Na Yak reef and Similan Islands Marine Park. Take the plunge and learn to dive at one of area’s PADI dive shops, or head out for a day of guided snorkelling.
Casa de la Flora is 90 minutes from Phuket Airport.
Max 2 adults
Beachfront Pool Villas are approximately 70m² including the outside space that has an outdoor pool and terrace area. The villa features a comfortable bedroom and the bathroom boasts a two-person bathtub and walk-in rain shower.
Max 3 adults
Duplex Grand Pool Villas are approximately 110m² including the outdoor private pool and terrace. Split over two levels, the bathroom boasts a two person bathtub and the bedroom has a king size bed with floor-to-ceiling windows to enjoy the ocean view. Downstairs a spacious living area can be found that leads onto the private deck with pool.
Max 3 adults
Duplex Pool Suites are approximately 90m² including the outdoor private plunge pool and terrace. Split over two levels, the downstairs area has a living room with floor-to-ceiling doors that open onto the pool area. Upstairs a terrace, bedroom and spacious bathroom can be found with a large bathtub that looks out onto the resort.
Max 2 adults
Studio Pool Villas are approximately 70-90m² including the outside space that features a private swimming pool and furnished terrace. The villa boasts facilities that include a Mac Mini®, a minibar that is replenished daily, daily newspaper, pillow menu and Wi-Fi. The bathroom has a walk-in rain shower and separate bathtub for two.