La Vela, Khao Lak

Beachfront Design Hotel.

La Vela is located on Bang Niang Beach – one of the most spectacular beaches in the Khao Lak area. This is a contemporary resort, which will appeal to anyone with an eye for design. The hospitality is warm and welcoming, and the facilities are extensive and varied.

A particular highlight is the fantastic Kokulo Beach Club. This is the first of its kind in Khao Lak. There is an inviting infinity pool, a trendy bar which hosts weekly parties and a restaurant serving a delicious Mediterranean inspired menu.

Choose between the two distinct wings – Poolside or Oceanside.  All rooms are luxurious and equipped with everything you would need for a comfortable and indulgent stay. Thoughtful touches are everywhere; a large fridge, comfy sofas, deep soaking bathtubs, cosy bathrobes and slippers. And there is complimentary high-speed WiFi throughout the resort to help you stay connected (if you wish).

A visit to the “Spa Qaqula” is not to be missed. A place of serenity, where you can choose from an imaginative menu. Treat yourself to an uplifting treatment, or for an ultimate experience book one of the full day packages. What a perfect way to relax and pamper yourself in this beautiful setting

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Average: 4.5 (1 vote)

Guide Price

£1,019 per person
Hotel Category
Deluxe
Location Type
Beach
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 584 Reviews
Khao Lak

Hotel highlights

  • All inclusive available
  • Pool Access Rooms
  • Private beach club
  • Contemporary design

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    14:00
  • Check-out Time:
    11:00
  • 181 rooms

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • H&J Recommended
  • Hidden gem

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive
  • Full Board
  • Half Board
  • Bed & Breakfast

For Families

  • Family Rooms
  • Kid's Club

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

La Vela, Khao Lak

  • Beach
  • Approx. 90 minutes from Phuket airport
584 Reviews % of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 448
  • Very Good 92
  • Average 27
  • Poor 14
  • Terrible 3

What to Expect

  • Sleep Quality
  • Location
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Aug 07, 2019

Beautifully appointed but...

London, United Kingdom

We stayed at La Vela for 5 nights at the end of our 3 weeks in Asia. We came to Thailand 19 years ago and wanted to come back for the wonderful Thai beaches and people. The hotel is beautiful, we were in a pool access room which was lovely, it has a bath on the patio. It doesn’t get the sun so not good for sunbathing but lovely to relax on the patio. Plenty of water replenished each day in the room. The rooms are of a high standard, well thought out and beautifully furnished. The beach is a huge disappointment we were there in the monsoon season so the waves are going to be bigger, we expected that, however I did not expect to see so much plastic washed up on the beach. The hotel make no attempt to clear this from the beach, guests were seen picking up the litter that the sea had washed up! This is a real shame as Thailand is known for its beautiful beaches. I’m saddened by the plastic waste washed up on the beach. The food at the La Vela is disappointing, it was the low season and the restaurant was not busy. They have a wonderful beach bar but the food is not good enough for the cost. During our stay they were clearing the drains in the middle of the restaurant while the food was being cooked and people were eating! Just not acceptable. Although we spoke to the hotel about this, this continued for the majority of the day. I do think this hotel caters for the Chinese, there was not much choice at breakfast for western people. We chose to eat at Give Me Five, a restaurant just outside the hotel, fantastic food, good value and a great hospitality from Mr Nut who did have his restaurant on the beach where the La Vela now sits. We did use the spa in the hotel which I would recommend. We also got our washing done just outside of the hotel at a really low cost. We did enjoy our stay at La Vela but it has some points it needs to brush up on.
Aug 06, 2019

La Vela , La Nice

Gold Coast, Australia

Our beachfront pool access is one of only two in this catagory. The patio is quite private an generous in size. Some little minor things were attended quickly and they even sent a complimentary bottle of wine. 8 nights in this hotel is enough and the many restaurants close by are a real bunus.
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La Vela, Khao Lak

Facilities

Kokulo Beach Club

The Kokulo Beach Club comprises of a restaurant with live cooking stations, a beach bar with innovative bar tenders who love to create exciting cocktails and a refreshing infinity pool. There are Dj’s delighting you ears all day, whilst you lie back on the extremely comfortable pool loungers – a perfect spot to watch the sun set.

Spa Qaqula

A visit to The Qaqula Spa will be a treat for body and soul. This is a serene sanctuary, where you can choose from a range of signature massages and restorative therapies.

Gym

Fitted with all the latest equipment to help you stay in peak condition – including treadmills, exercise bikes, various weights of dumb-bells and more.

La Vela, Khao Lak

Room Types

Deluxe Poolside

Deluxe Poolside rooms are stylish and spacious, and with floor to ceiling windows – light floods in. Your large private, furnished balcony is a wonderful, peaceful spot to enjoy the pool views. And with a huge range of amenities your room is quipped to ensure a very comfortable stay. Complimentary high-speed WiFi is provided.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • In Room WiFi
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Deluxe Oceanside

The first thing you will notice in the Deluxe Oceanside room is the enormous 7 foot bed. The rooms are romantic and bathed in natural light – with an outdoor bathtub big enough for two.

And with a huge range of amenities your room is quipped to ensure a very comfortable stay. Complimentary high-speed WiFi is provided.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Pool Access Room

If you like to take a dip in the pool at any given moment, then a pool access room would be the ideal choice for you. Each room has a large terrace, furnished with comfortable furniture and an outdoor bathtub – big enough for two.

With a huge range of amenities your room is quipped to ensure a very comfortable stay. Complimentary high-speed WiFi is provided.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Family Room

Family Rooms are specially designed for young families who wish be accommodated together, but offer lots of space and privacy options. Each room can be partitioned in two, so if the children are ready for bed – adults can relax on the balcony or in their bedroom without fear of disturbing them.

With a huge range of amenities your room is quipped to ensure a very comfortable stay – including a full sized Samsung fridge/freezer, safe, kettle/coffee maker and large flat TV with English channels and it can also pair with Bluetooth devices and play music through the Bose speakers, even in the bathroom. The lighting system can be controlled from either side of the bed and has several settings. Complimentary high speed WiFi is provided for your convenience.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV
La Vela, Khao Lak

Food & Drink

Spices restaurant

This is your breakfast venue, where you can enjoy a real feast to start your day. 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.

Cotton Cafe

The Cotton Café is relaxed and laid-back. With big comfy sofas, it’s a lovely spot to lounge away a few hours while putting the experienced baristas to the test.

Miners Bar

The Miners Bar is a relaxed spot to sample an innovative cocktail list and light bite menu.

Board Basis Options

All Inclusive

Food

Breakfast: Spicers restaurant 07:00 - 10:00hrs

Lunch : KOKULO Beach Club & restaurant 12:00 - 14:30hrs

Dinner : KOKULO Beach Club & Restaurant 18:00 – 22:00hrs

Snacks

KOKULO Beach Club: 11:00 - 17:00hrs

Beach Bar:  11:00 - 17:00hrs

Miners Bar: 11:00 - 17:00hrs

Beverages

KOKULO Beach Club: 11:00 - 22:00hrs

Beach Bar: 11:00 - 22:00hrs

Miners Bar: 11:00 - 19:00hrs

Cotton Café: 11:00 - 21:00hrs

Unlimited open bar with following items included:

Classic Cocktails

Mojito (Raspberry / Mango/ Orange/ Pineapple / Original)

Caipirinha (Raspberry / Mango/ Orange/ Pineapple / Original)

Gin Fizz (Raspberry / Mango/ Orange/ Pineapple / Original)

Mosco Mule (Raspberry / Mango/ Orange/ Pineapple / Original)

Cocktails

Pina Colada Singapore Sling Caipiroska

Cuba Libra Daiquiri Long Island

Margarita Dry Martini Mai Tai

Blue Hawaii

Signature Gin Tonic

La Vela Gin Tonic Orange Bitter Gin Tonic

Cucumber Gin Tonic Cinnamon Elder Gin Tonic

Mocktails

Virgin Pina Fruit Punch

Beer:  Chang, Singha and  Heineken 

Draught beer:        Chang Draught beer 0.5 L.

Smoothies/ Fresh Fruit Shake

Mango / Blueberry / Strawberry / Lime / Pineapple

Coconut / Watermelon Cantaloupe / Dragon Fruit / Banana / Orange

La Vela, Khao Lak

Family Friendly Facilities

Petit Captain Kids Club

We know that happy children equates to happy parents. At Petit Captain kids' club, there is so much to keep the little ones busy and amused. All the activities are Montessori inspired, and every staff member is trained to exacting standards to ensure they are well looked after and welcomed.

La Vela, Khao Lak

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