Bangkok-based VaSLab architecture is responsible for what’s been called “one of the best new hotels” by Condé Nast Traveler’s “Hot List” for 2012, the winner from Travelers’ Choice 2013, and Asia Pacific Hotel Awards 2013: Casa de La Flora. This heavenly escape, set on a beautiful palm-fringed beach of Khao Lak, is a mere hour’s drive from Phuket International Airport and welcomes discriminating guests from around the globe. As the staff says, “We are proud of being the first modernist hideaway in Khao Lak, presenting cutting-edge architecture and unique design amid tropical nature. Whether you’re looking for a romantic hideaway or a luxury holiday experience, Casa de La Flora is definitely a perfect choice.” The resort consists of villas with ocean views as well as a reception lounge, swimming pool, pool bar, beachfront restaurant, spa, fitness center, and library.
The sum total of these elements is a sleekly modern vacation destination that still imparts a warm feeling of being one with the “flora” around it. Unique wall and roof angles help the 36 cube-shaped pool villas to maximize both view and open-air capabilities. Small, compact villas are on one level, below and in front of larger two-level accommodations fit for a group — or just extra space to stretch out in. But even the smallest pool villa is a luxurious spot, complete with romantic bathtubs for two and built-in beds, coffee tables, and cabinets, as well as entertainment centers and cozy lounges. So whether you’re floating in the infinity pool, enjoying a fabulous sunset, or having a spa treatment with the tropical breezes overhead, you may think you’re in paradise…and you’d be right, at Casa de La Flora.