I am now in Khao Lak. Flew down from Chiang Mai on Thai Smile who operate several domestic routes on behalf of Thai Airways. A very pleasant 90 minute flight to Phuket. After that it was a further one hour road transfer up to Khao Lak.
I was here this time last year and I had 5 days of solid rain, high seas and flooded roads. I have been welcomed by a complete and nicely surprising contrast with bright sunshine and not a cloud in the sky. Let’s hope it lasts for a few more days as I have several trips coming up to offshore islands where calm seas are important.
My first stop was at the new La Vela Hotel.
This is part of the same group as La Flora and Casa La Flora and is located right on a good beach front within walking distance to restaurant and shopping options. I had seen the commencement of the building work last year and was impressed with the mock ups and the plans. It was good to see they actuality exceeded my expectations. It will have a soft opening in early July and will be fully operational by the end of September.
La Vela will be a great addition to our chic selection in Khao Lak and I will be finalising our contract within the next few days.
Now staying at the Sarojin Hotel…
A property I have known since it opened 11 years ago and one that I have a great personal affection for. It always delivers a high quality experience and has been one of our most popular hotels over the years, with many repeat guests.
I will be in the immediate area for the next few days and then travel to the south of Phuket.
DK – Chic Locations