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Eco Chic | Casa de La Flora, Khao Lak

September 21, 2011

A welcome addition to Thailand’s burgeoning boutique resort scene, away from the usual suspects of Phuket or Chiang Mai. The very chic Casa de La Flora on idyllic Khao Lak coastline remains faithful to its tropical backdrop, yet uncompromisingly forward thinking in its design – perfect for those in search of privacy in unspoiled surroundings.

Urban design quietly nestled among an oasis of natural serenity, Casa de La Flora sits in Khao Lak, on the shore of the Andaman Sea. The brainchild of businessman Sompong Dowpiset, this 36-villa resort is an ode to the angular geometries of Brutalist architecture, while simultaneously paying tribute to the surrounding environment. Applying a distinct sensitivity to the adjacent landscape and achieving harmony with the local flora, the hotel by VaSLab Architecture is Khao Lak’s only resort offering contemporary architecture and design.

Guests are invited to experience this exceptional retreat in the midst of pioneering interiors, personalized services and discreet, yet sincere eco-credentials. With each low-rise villa, guests are introduced to arresting sea views, private pools and a smattering of small gardens, supported by a 24-hour concierge service and welcome quirks such as in-room entertainment technology provided by Apple.

In addition to the secluded solace of each glass-fronted villa, Casa de La Flora’s public spaces accommodate an infinity edge pool, four treatment rooms, a sauna and a steam room. Contemporary highlights include a library where visitors can unwind while enjoying an assortment of books and DVDs. Beyond this, La Arunya restaurant lures guests with veritable feasts of Thai and international cuisine.

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