STAYED: LA FLORA PATONG
Arguably Phuket’s most popular, and certainly most raucous, beach destination, Patong Beach is sometimes referred to as “Bangkok on the beach”. Steady streams of visitors from a diverse range of locales around the world come for the Andaman’s tropical sun, sand, and sea, and the promise of wild times on Bangla Road.
Every type of imaginable accommodation can be found but none can quite match La Flora for its combination of prime location, beach front access, boutique-resort style, and friendly service. Situated right smack dab in the middle of Patong Beach, La Flora is fortunate enough to have staked a claim to 2.7 rai (about one acre) of some of the most desirable real estate in Phuket.
The quaint 67-room property offers up seven lodging varieties ranging from the roomy, water-side pool view rooms, up to the 2-bedroom beach-front grand deluxe pool villas. The rooms are all tastefully outfitted with a blend of contemporary tile and warm, natural wood accents. Extensive lighting details help set the mood and create a beautiful atmosphere, all controlled from a central bedside remote. Add in the up-to-date flat screen TV, Bluetooth soundbar, and relaxing bathtub and you’ll feel right at home.
La Flora might be a small property but they sport a spa, workout room, 2 restaurants (one is rooftop), a beach bar, concierge/activities desk, and chill out spots sprinkled around the grounds. The Surface rooftop restaurant/bar is open to the public and is a choice sunset spot with its sublime views over Patong Bay. Kick back in a bean bag with a fruity cocktail while parasailers float past in front of another epic Andaman sunset.
One of the most distinguishing features of La Flora is that despite it being only 200 metres from the uninhibited nightlife to be found at Bangla Road, it is an oasis of peace and solitude. While you can relax in the oversized lobby chairs and watch the world go by on the busy street, once inside of the resort you are met with quiet privacy and perhaps a much needed respite from the bustling city outside.
Only a few properties have their own little slice of Patong Beach and La Flora is one of them. You can work your way out from a comfy poolside lounge chair to a shady spot in the sand just steps away. Beach bar staff is on hand to keep your glass and belly full.
Speaking of staff, La Flora has one of the friendliest and most warm-hearted teams you’ll encounter. They know you by name right away and make great effort to note what your likes and dislikes are. Such being the case, this explains why during the busy season you may find nearly every guest at La Flora is a return customer. After a visit, you might find yourself joining them.
La Flora Resort Patong
39 Thaweewong Road, Patong Beach,
+66 (0) 76 344 241