This lagoon resort is inspired by forgotten opulence that hails back to a little-known time in South-East Asia.
This beachfront resort is about pure escapism. It’s sister to the award-winning boutique hotel, Devasom Hua Hin, and is influenced by the same nostalgic themes but with a difference. This hotel takes inspiration from the unsung opulence of 6th- and 7th-Century South-East Asia and the resort’s location nestled between a near-empty beach and a natural lagoon adds plenty of exclusivity.
On Khuk Khak Beach, the longest stretch of sand in Khao Lak and with the fewest hotels, this resort is a promising hideaway. Local restaurants and markets are a 10-minute drive down the main road which connects Khao Lak’s small centres, although it’ll be hard to tear yourself away from the sumptuous surroundings of this hotel. There are unending sea views – the main infinity pool looks out over the beach and each room is partially or fully sea-facing. Dining will feel like an extravagant affair with high vaulted ceilings, there’s also a wine cellar to complement the Thai and western menus, and outdoor seating to embrace the glorious beachfront location. As well as grilled seafood and wood-fired pizzas, the Devasom Beach Grill and Bar plays host sunset cocktail parties.
Sunlight bathes the shades of camel and gold in each room and there’s an impressive seven-foot bed fit for royalty in every room. Amenities are luxurious – a Bose sound system, quality Devasom toiletries and a minibar replenished daily with soft drinks and snacks (and selected alcoholic beverages for Villa guests). Seaside Grand Deluxe rooms are calming and elegant with ancient prints. Upgrade to a Seaside Junior Suite with Jacuzzi for views of the lagoon and sea and a private Jacuzzi, or to a Seaside Pool Paradise Suite for a plunge pool and a separate living room. Beach Pool Villas are super luxurious with selected premium alcoholic beverages included in your minibar and direct access to the beach.
Between a lagoon and a beach in Khao Lak, north of Bang Niang Beach
Good to know
Minimum stay: 5 nights 26 Dec-02 Jan. This hotel has wheelchair accessible rooms.
69 luxury rooms
• Go snorkelling or diving in the Similan Islands (mid-October to mid-May)* • Take a kayak out to explore the lagoon • Practise mindfulness or learn how to make Thai food in one of the resort’s weekly 'Devasom Experience' classes*.
2 restaurants, beach grill, bar, wine cellar, private dining options
Breakfast at Takola Restaurant or in-villa breakfast for villa guests
Meal upgrade options (per person per night)
Half Board from £51 • Breakfast and dinner at Takola Restaurant and Wine Bar
Full Board from £80 • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Takola Restaurant and Wine Bar.
*Denotes local charge