This hotel sits right on the fabulous Bang Niang Beach in Khao Lak, just north of Phuket, with miles of clean, untouched beaches to explore. From the moment you arrive at Casa La Flora, the tone is set as the visitor has to choose their preferable room scent, pillow softness, and bath lotions. The level of care shown from the outset marks this place out as a guaranteed haven of relaxation.
The resort boasts 36 sea-facing villas, all with excellent views and private plunge pools. In the rooms, there is an iPod dock, Apple TV in both the bedroom and living area, an Apple Mac Mini to use, a free minibar, a Nespresso coffee machine. The bathrooms are divine, featuring a vast, welcoming bathtub with complimentary Thann toiletries. Furthermore, the excellent service demonstrated on arrival is on hand 24/7 with a helpful butler service whenever you need it.
For swimming, besides the plunge pool and the inviting sea right on your doorstep, there’s a modern and sleek pool in the resort with an adjacent pool bar for some cocktails. The cocktails deserve a mention, with fancy concoctions whipped up by the bartenders. For food, La Aranya restaurant is a shaded beachside eaterie where the chefs offer up fun takes on authentic Thai dishes. Everything is fresh and flavourful, with a prevalence for seafood.
No luxury beachfront hotel would be complete without its obligatory on-site spa. Spa la Casa has a trio of treatment rooms with expert massage therapists with a range of treatment options. Choose a relaxing aromatherapy session or opt for the firmer traditional Thai massage, with scrubs, manicures, or pedicures also available.
In terms of other activities, there are aqua yoga sessions available, a cooking class to master those indulgent Thai dishes, bikes to loan, and the hotel can organise some island-hopping trips. An excursion to the spellbinding Similan Islands is a must for visitors to Khao Lak.