CASA DE LA FLORA, KHAO LAK | A REVIEW BY LUXURY TRAVEL PUBLISHER.
Casa De La Flora is a tropical oasis beach hideaway situated in Khao Lak, Phang Nga some 100 km’s from Phuket.
Access from the airport is easy and straightforward, with hotel or private transfers getting you to Casa De La Flora in just over an hour.
Casa De La Flora is located on prime beachfront just minutes from Khao Lak’s town centre and features 36 cubed shaped villa’s with private pool’s.
Khao Lak is a prime spot for those seeking day trips to nearby Similan and Tachai Islands, part of the Similan National Park which are both famous dive sites, and popular for those seeking snorkelling day trips with crystal clear waters and a myriad of ocean life to marvel at.
Aside from day trips to nearby islands, Phang Na, the province in which Casa De La Flora is located, has some of Thailand’s most pristine beaches, caves, and other activities.
Upon being greeted at Phuket Airport by the friendly member off staff from Casa De La Flora, the hotel provided transfer took us by private luxurious minivan to the resort. Shortly over an hour later, we arrived in style and were greeted by members of staff.
As part of the check in process, we were given a fresh chilled coconut with was a welcome refreshment, as well as a give the choice of room scent (lavender or lemongrass) and choice of scented bathroom amenities.
Further to this, Casa De Flora provides a pillow menu for your choice of 7 different pillow types.
We were escorted to our room, the Beachfront Suite Pool Villa where we were acquainted with the villa’s offerings. Our butler introduced us to the modern technology and convenience options that the villas has been decked out with.
These include touch panel lighting options, where you can select pre-set moods or manually dim each light to your preferred tone. The air con is also controlled by touch panel display, and this as well as the light setting are also conveniently located at the bedside – convenience at the touch of a finger, even in the middle of the night.
Our villas features a bedroom, bathroom and separate living room area. In both areas, there are 2 large screen TV’s with Apple TV and integrated entertainment interface. This allows you to watch TV, use computer mode to browse the internet, use Facebook or similar, as well as stream a large variety of movies. This is a very modern approach to in-villa entertainment, and after a short instruction, it is very clean and easy to use.
The room comes complete with a complimentary mini bar which is refilled daily and has both alcoholic and non alcoholic choices, and an automatic espresso machine for coffee lovers.
The living room is spacious with large sofa and coffee table, and large sliding doors to the garden/private pool area.
The main bedroom features a very comfortable King Bed, and also has access to the pool via large glass door frontage.
The cubed shaped room is both ascetically dynamic, and is a testament to the modern approach in design and finish that Casa De La Flora strives for.
To the rear of the bedroom, the bathroom awaits. Fitted with his and her’s vanity with shared large sink. Behind which sits a large cubed shaped bathtub, which is perfect at night when you’ve set the ‘romantic’ light setting on the touch panel display.
Double rain shower’s are a very nice touch, and the bathroom has plenty of storage for clothes, amenities and stowage of luggage.
The villa’s are finished to a high standard, in alignments with Casa De La Flora’s attitude to contemporary, modern industrial design. The raw concrete walls are fusion with a large use of wooden slats across the floor and walls and create a fusion of luxury, contemporary living.
Slide open the large glass doors and you’ll have access to your provide garden and pool. The pool has a jacuzzi function, and the garden is complete with a sun pod day bed.
Just outside the room, you can see a a number of
Restaurant, food & beverage:
Casa De La Flora has one main restaurant “La Aranya”, which is open day and night.
The cuisines is a mix of Thai, International and fusion. With some great concepts and flavours, La Aranya provides great choices for both lunch and dinner.
There are tables outside on the lawn, facing towards the ocean, and also tables inside in the open plan eatery. Further to cuisines, La Aranya provides a large selection of cocktails and mocktails, with some cutting edge cocktails using liquid nitrogen to get some fantastic effects. Highly recommended!
La Aranya – the main restaurant, is also the place for breakfast. With choices of international and western affair, there is also an a la carte menu with some great choices! Pad Thai is a superb start to your day.
Casa De La Flora has a reputable spa offering high quality treatments and services. Surprising too, it’s rates are very competitive. The spa is located near the main lobby and features a large welcome area, and well equipped treatment rooms including a large bathtub and sauna, deepening on your treatment type.
The signature treatment was a combination of traditional thai massage techniques, hot herbal compress, and oil aromatherapy to create the ultimate massage treatment. The masseuse and spa staff are very friendly and professional, and the treatment was very rejuvenating and relaxing. Highly recommended!
Casa De La Flora, a member of ‘design hotels’ certainly doesn’t disappoint in both service and design. Service is what can be expected of a 5 star hotel chain, both attentive and personal, friendly yet professional. Casa De La Flora has a large common swimming pool with a great view of the Andaman ocean below, and it’s grounds are perfect to spend the day relaxing, rejuvenating, or enjoying a cocktail.
Great design, great service and easily accessible from Phuket.