Bounded by luscious tropical rainforest on Koh Lanta Yai, a southern island of Thailand is the Pimalai Resort and Spa. Tranquil, calm and secluded, you’ll be well away from the crowded tourist beaches and able to experience an authentic slice of Thailand. Stylishly decorated in contemporary Thai style, the resort’s 121 rooms blend seamlessly with the landscape.
Pimalai rests on the west coast of Koh Lanta Yai facing the Andaman Sea. From Krabi airport you’ll be driven to Banhuahin pier where you’ll be taken by ferry to the resort. It’s a scenic journey which can take from one hour 45 minutes up to two hours and 15 minutes, depending on the sea conditions, but it’s just the right moment for you to start enjoying the fabulous views. Kick back by the infinity pool or spend a day out on the ocean exploring the coves by canoe. For an added touch of romance we can organize a sunset cruise and you’ll be completely engulfed by the island’s magical charm.
The Pimalai showcases a fantastic selection of rooms, suites and villas in a modern Thai style. You can expect tropical polished wood floors, bamboo blinds and dark wood furniture. Of course, all come with a sumptuous king sized bed for you to flop down on. For some extra luxury opt for one of the pool or beach villas which are extra spacious and nestled up on the hillside so you can really savor the magnificent views.
Why we like it
Pimalai is located right by some of the most stunning diving locations in the world. The resort’s dive center, ScubaFish@Pimalai, can be found on Ba Kantiang Beach. There are a variety of spots to explore on tours, special trips and night dives; see the diverse marine life and bright corals. If you’re lucky you may even spot a few sharks and mantaray along the way.