The perfect resort hideaway in Southern Thailand – Casa De La Flora

The perfect resort hideaway in Southern Thailand – Casa De La Flora

This week on RoomCritic we’re featuring the stunning Southern Thailand resort Casa De La Flora, a member of Design Hotels. Designed by VaSLab Architecture and opening in May 2011, the architecture of the 36 cube-shaped villas is bold and modern, yet the unique. Each of the tiered villas is set into the lush vegetation enabling the resort to blend beautifully with the surrounding ‘flora’ – hence the reference in the resort’s name.

The Rooms

The 36 spacious villas come in eight categories and are designed to allow guests to experience the environment and maximise as much of the ocean views as possible. The interior design of the rooms is also designed with the outdoors in mind using natural materials such as teakwood, resulting in stylish spaces ideal for rest and seclusion.

Situated just steps from the beach are 10 Beachfront villas, each with a private outdoor area with infinity pool, decking area and small garden, and uninterrupted views of the ocean. Those looking for a large space will enjoy the 11 duplex grand pool villas and 8 duplex pool suites, set further back from the shoreline with two floors, all with private pools on the ground floor. Set amongst lush vegetation are five Studio Pool Villas that offer a secluded retreat with wooden balconies surrounded by greenery. At the back of the property lies the Casa Pool Suite and the Presidential Suite. Both offer stunning ocean views thanks to their elevated position at the top of the property.

The Casa Pool Suite has an outdoor pool on the veranda, whilst the 128-square-metre Presidential Suite, set to open in June, offers a one-of-a-kind experience, with a large outdoor pool with sea views, one large bedroom and contemporary artwork throughout.

The Experience

A chic grey modernist building with a front of cascading water is the stunning point of arrival. A large open lobby area provides an airy and relaxing space for guests to sink into holiday mood and meet their friendly hosts. Among them is the on-site ‘Dream Maker’ who gets to know guests and does everything to make their stay as pleasurable as possible, from simply arranging a cake for a guest’s birthday to organising an over-the-top romantic experience.

Once in their private villas, guests may never want to leave. As well as having their own private swimming pool and decking area, there is a range of amenities, including an in-room entertainment system from Apple, Wi-Fi Internet access, and an i-Pod docking station. For dining, the La Aranya restaurant, just steps from the beach, lures guests with veritable feasts of Thai and international cuisine. There is also a large infinity pool at the centre of the resort with a bar serving smoothies, snacks and tropical cocktails. For some pampering, the spa, with four rooms and wide variety of spa treatments, is certain to leave guests with a holiday glow.

Location and Rates

Casa de La Flora is located directly on the beautiful beach of Khao Lak and close to the Khao Lak National Park. The hotel is a one-hour drive by car from Phuket International Airport. Rates from GBP 228, excluding VAT and including breakfast and minibar with daily refills.

Take a look through the RoomCritic Instagram Gallery on our Facebook page for more photos of Casa de La Flora taken by guests who have stayed at the resort. Thanks to Casa de La Flora and Design Hotels for sharing this information.

For more information follow Casa de La Flora on Facebook and Twitter or visit the Casa De La Flora website for bookings.

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  1. Pak Liam · June 6, 2012

    Nice review, and Khao Lak is such a great location!

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