Khao Lak, Thailand
Inspired by verdant tropical nature, a shimmering ocean, and a rich cultural heritage of the ancient Takola seaport, La Vela is a luxury resort anchored on Khao Lak’s most serene stretch of beach, Bang Niang. This modern resort with its 181 rooms in rustic charm welcomes visitors from around the world with a glowing hospitality, bringing back the beautiful traditions of the local people during the maritime trade era.
La Vela is anchored on Khao Lak’s most serene stretch of beach named Bang Niang. It is just an 1 hour 20 minutes drive north of Phuket’s International Airport. Bang Niang beach is about 2.5 km north of Khao Lak beach, but it is an even quieter version of sandy bliss with more streamlined beaches and fewer people. Close to Khao Lak Center, surrounded by several shopping and restaurant possibilities. Khao Lak National Park and Takua Pa Old Town are also just a short car ride away.
- Room features
This resort is comprised of two distinct zones – oceanside and poolside, a total of 181 ultra-spacious guest rooms.
Every room offers the whole gamut of comfort and amenities that one would expect from a decent beach resort. A large fridge, fairly large desk, sleek sofa and daybed, stylish bath or jacuzzi, walk-in shower, and free high speed Wi-Fi exemplify what is on offer in each room. However, the standout feature in every room is a choice of either a private terrace or balcony overlooking strikingly beautiful views.
Deluxe Poolside (57x) 52qm
With comfort and an aesthetic taste in mind, every Deluxe Poolside is meticulously designed. The sepia wallpaper above the headboard unveils the ancient history of this cultural seaport. The floor-to-ceiling glass windows / doors open to a private balcony where you might enjoy lounging and sipping your morning coffee while relishing the splendid pool view.
All the deluxe poolside rooms are on 1rst – 4th floors in the poolside wing. Guests can choose either king-sized bed or twin queen-sized bed, with the comfy sofa bed in the living area and the private balcony with nice pool views. The bathroom features absolutely stunning walk-in shower and separate bathtub.
Pool Access Room (24x) 52qm
As the name implies, a pool access room comes with a private terrace with direct access to the swimming pool. Besides the lounger, the provision of a terrace jacuzzi will give you an alternative form of relaxation. The room’s interior imparts a rustic ambience. The earthy tone of the tiled floor blends with the wood details of the fixtures and the sepia map of the historical maritime trade routes.
All the pool access rooms are on the ground floor in the poolside wing. Each room boasts its private terrace with direct access to the pool. The king-sized bed is to guarantee your ultra-comfort. Besides the private terrace and other highlight in the room includes the comfy sofa bed in the living area. The bathroom also features absolutely stunning walk-in shower and separate bathtub.
Family Room (24x) 52qm
Good news for parents with children. All family rooms are specially designed so you can enjoy your vacation while having quality time with your children. Each room is bisected by a sliding partition, yet your children are always close at hand. (children up to the age of 15 are allowed.) The wooden fixture as well as the sepia map that adorns the wall above the headboard gives a warm, classic charm. The sofa on the balcony is another spot where you can chill out while looking out over the pool.
Deluxe Oceanside (65x) 57qm
If you are here on honeymoon with your loved one, you will fall in love with a Deluxe Oceanside. Each room’s interior imparts an air of cool modernity. The grand 7-foot bed takes center stage, facing the floor-to-ceiling glass windows that allow the entire room to be drenched in natural light. Apart from the comfortable sofa, the outdoor bath will invite you to enjoy relaxing waters in the privacy of your own room’s balcony where the views stretch away to the distant horizon.
All the deluxe oceanside rooms are located in 1st – 3th floor in the Oceanside wing. These rooms feature all the modern comforts that you want including the king-sized bed and cozy daybed. The bathroom features absolutely stunning walk-in shower and separate bathtub. On a beautiful sunny day, you might also want to enjoy the outdoor bathtub.
Pool Access Grand (11x) 57qm
Book a Pool Access Grand and elevate your holiday experience. Not only does this room have a private terrace with direct access to the swimming pool, it is also just steps away from the pristine beach. With navy blue wallpaper showing a map of the historical maritime trade routes alongside the rich wood texture of the furniture and fittings, the interior confers a feel of modern sublime. The 7-foot bed faces the floor-to-ceiling glass windows that take in the splendid pool view.
All the pool access grand are on the ground floor in the Oceanside wing, close to the beachfront with direct access to the pool. Every room comes with king-sized bed and snug sofa. The bathroom features absolutely stunning walk-in shower. The highlight is its private terrace with outdoor Jacuzzi bathtub.
- Food & Beverage
Kokulo Beach Club
Whatever you want to do on your holiday, this Beach Club is for you. Lounging, basking, eating, drinking, swimming, or even dancing. With simplicity as the hallmark of both the interior and exterior, this place is more like a happy beach house than a club, comprising a restaurant, beach bar, bathrooms, and lounging areas. On a sunny day, don’t just stay in your room! Go take an invigorating dip in the mirror-calm infinity pool that stretches out over the aquamarine Andaman sea. If you are a non-swimmer, you might also want to stretch yourself out and take a little siesta on one of the pool loungers. Tans will fade but memories will endure, so make the best of your vacation!
As you enter the Beach Club’s restaurant, you will be welcomed with a happy smile alongside the relaxed, homely interior. Racks displaying bottles of exotic wine from around the globe and buffet lines presenting incredibly diverse foods freshly cooked by our experienced chefs are waiting to delight you. Whether it’s mouthwatering pasta, pizza, or a dock-to-dish seafood bounty, check out the myriad of live cooking stations you must see to believe. Take a seat indoor or out, relish every dish as your ears dance to the upbeat music! Whatever your taste buds desire, you can find it here.
Dusk may be the loveliest time to come to the beach bar. The exterior clad in large mirrors reflecting the sunset views will surely give you one-of-a-kind experience. Order an icy rum cocktail and take a seat either at the bar or on the terrace, and watch the sun slowly set as the fishing boats light up. However, if you want to try something new, our bartenders also pride themselves on concocting drinks especially for you.
Kick-start a fresh morning with Spices Restaurant, which is just a short walk from the lobby. As you enter, the interior with its rich wood décor will give you a welcoming feel. The breakfast buffet takes place here every morning (6:3o – 10:30 am), inside and out. Surrounded by lush greenery, the buffet is a real feast featuring diverse international foods. Choose from platters of bread, sweets, and countless hot dishes lined up invitingly on the counter tables, or grab some coffee and then go relax by the window taking in fresh garden views.
If you develop a thirst, drop by Cotton Café. Nowhere else captures the essences of taste and aromas better than Cotton Café, a spot with a laid-back vibe. Located by one of the pools, this place is where you will want to lounge, kick back and relax every afternoon. Here we serve up fresh salads, sandwiches, delectable confections and almost all kinds of drinks including freshly made espresso, coffee, smoothies and exotic teas. Whether it’s pure espresso or art latte, you can always trust our experienced baristas.
Adjacent to the Oceanside pool sits Miner’s Bar. This is another spot that’s unmissable. The rustic interior and décor bring to mind the rich cultural history of the ancient Takola seaport. This pool bar has a menu that seems to blend the exotic essence of the West with an avant-garde take on local style – from quick bites and big bites to classic and not-so-classic cocktails. Knock back a Tequila, or sip a Pina Colada – what better way to spend your afternoon at a tropical beachfront resort?
- Sport & recreation
During your stay at La Vela, don’t forget to treat yourself to an uplifting treatment at Spa Qaqula! This place offers a quiet sanctuary just beneath La Vela’s lobby. The reception and lounge area’s interior alongside its rich wood textures and basketry décor impart a warm, relaxed feel. This is an oasis of calm to ease your tired muscles after a hot day at the beach. A range of our signature massages, restorative therapies, facials and body treatments is offered across five dedicated treatment rooms. Our spa products that are made of natural and botanical ingredients, unrivalled expertise, and personal service are what distinguish us and ensure the ultimate spa experience.