La Vela Khao Lak

Location: Phuket & Western Thailand | Thailand

Price guide: £££££ £200-£350 per person per night

Located just steps away from Bang Niang Beach, with its long stretches of golden sands met by the lapping, turquoise waves from the Andaman Sea, La Vela Khao Lak makes for the perfect tropical, getaway in a peaceful, scenic setting in southern Thailand.
Perfect forCouples, families and travellers with a taste for adventure and sophistication.
In the knowThe name Khao Lak literally means ‘Main Mountain’ due to the fact that Lak Mountain was one of the peaks used by ancient seafarers to guide themselves back to the safe harbour spot at Thap Lamu.

Recommended for...

  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Landscapes & Scenery
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Beach

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Surrounded by a luxuriously expansive, open-air pool that faces the shore, this sleek, modern hotel combines comfort and style with warm hospitality and traditions that date back to the maritime trade era.

Rooms at La Vela Khao Lak

Choose from a large variety of contemporary, spacious rooms, which are tastefully decorated with earthy hues and charming accents of wicker and wood as well as sepia-tone maps - this unique, contemporary wall art reflects the history of the region.

Slide open the floor-length sized, glass windows onto private balconies which offer stunning views of the pool, garden or ocean, and enjoy all of the comforts of home with access to cosy indoor and outdoor sofa seating areas, plush king-sized beds and large, modern bathrooms with separate showers and bathtubs.

Choose a Pool Access Room for access to patios which open up onto the main pool or opt for one of the Pool Access Grand Rooms, which include outdoor Jacuzzis to unwind in after a long day out exploring the area.

Food & Drink

Start the day with a hearty breakfast at the Spices restaurant, which offers an array of international dishes as well as platters of bread and sweets surrounded by the greenery of the lush gardens. Grab a freshly-made coffee or smoothie and relax in the laid-back and light interiors of the Cotton Café & Library, or head over to the Miner's Bar next to the oceanside pool for some tropical cocktails.

For dinner, choose from indoor or outdoor seating at Kokulo Beach Club and sample enjoy some seafood along with the buzzing atmosphere of the live cooking stations and music, overlooking the pool and beach beyond.


Unwind after a hot day soaking up the sun with an indulgent spa treatment at Spa Qaqula, located just beneath the lobby. Enter rooms with dark, marble walls and star-like spotlights which create the perfect quiet sanctuary for a range of massages and restorative therapy treatments. Pamper yourself with products that incorporate natural and botanical ingredients and try out Miracle Ice facials, hand massages and body wraps.

Whilst your children are enjoying their time at the Petit Captain kids club, make use of the gym or take a dip in one of the large freeform pools, complete with swim-up sun loungers from which you are invited to enjoy the scenic ocean views.

Activities at La Vela Khao Lak

Head out of the hotel and embark on a white water rafting adventure or try out some bamboo rafting before hopping on a speedboat for a scenic trip around the beautiful and secluded Thai islands, including the famous James Bond Island. Visit the uninhabited Similan Islands and explore the rich marine life with some snorkelling and diving or visit the oldest evergreen rainforest in the world and take a day trip to Khao Sok National Park.

Stay closer to home and visit the equally beautiful Khao Lak National Park and explore the waterfalls and wildlife with a jungle trek or experience the spectacular reef at Khao Na Yak, just a short distance away by local boat.

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Hotel location

La Vela Khao Lak is just an hour’s drive north of Phuket’s international airport.

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