Casa de la Flora, Thailand

Style, modern luxury and natural beauty combine to create these super sleek beach villas at Casa de la Flora in Khao Lak, Thailand.


Where is it?
On the beach at Khao Lak, one-hour north of Phuket’s international airport

Why is it amazing?
Overlooking the cool blue waters of the Andaman Sea, Casa de la Flora is the first stylish resort to open at Khao Lak. In fact, the 36 cube-shaped, glass-and-concrete villas appear downright futuristic against the older Asian inspired resorts here.

Inside a different story unravels with golden-coloured hardwoods, modern furnishings, his-and-her rain showers, huge terrazzo tubs and terraces with plunge pools.

A tranquil spa, breezy beach side restaurant and neon-lit pop-rock INGFAH bar are enough to entertain most guests. If not borrow a bicycle and explore the sleepy roads of Khao Lak with its laid-back locals, cowboy bars and superb Thai restaurants.

Don’t leave without
Book a massage at the resort’s private wooden pier, Stella De Silva, which is in the middle of a mangrove forest

When to go
November to March for cooler and drier weather

Double rooms from $338 per night including breakfast; +66 76428999;