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Pimalai Resort & Spa, Koh Lanta

Pimalai is ancient Sanskrit for ‘little patch of heaven’. Wandering along the fine white sand beach, it is not difficult to see how the resort gained its name.

Whether you’re walking along the beach, feeling the warm sand beneath your toes, or trekking through the 100 acres of tropical forest, surrounded by the buzzing of cicadas and the calling of exotic birds, you’ll agree that Pimalai is aptly named. The resort is also off the beaten track; it takes the resort’s speedboat an hour to reach the island from busy Krabi, but it’s a journey worth making. Especially as it takes you skimming past some of Thailand’s most beautiful small islands.

You’ll also find, if you’re visiting as part of a luxury, tailor-made holiday to Thailand that, for a beach vacation, Pimalai holds some pleasant surprises. Like the chance to go elephant trekking, or exploring a forest full of tree squirrels, monkeys and exotic birds – including eagles.

Pimalai Resort & Spa, at a glance

  • Exclusive, five star resort set on a beach close to the Lanta Marine Park
  • An hour by speedboat from the busy beaches of Krabi
  • Choice of deluxe guest rooms, suites and villas
  • Private verandas or terraces giving great views of the sea or luxuriant tropical gardens
  • Stylish en suite bathrooms with tubs and separate showers
  • Polished teak floors and contemporary Thai design throughout
  • Suites offer one or two bedrooms
  • Pool villas have their own pools and spacious sun decks, many have direct access to the beach
  • Menu of four different restaurants, bars and a café, plus private dining in your villa or on the beach

For leisure and pleasure

  • Inviting swimming pool with tree-shaded sun deck, pagoda and stunning views
  • Spa offering massage and treatments amidst the sounds of nature
  • Diving and snorkelling excursions to famous sites like Koh Rok and Koh Haa
  • Water sports including windsurfing, canoeing, paddle and boogie boarding
  • Boat excursions and island hopping
  • Koh Haa discovery and sunset cruise
  • Elephant trekking through beautiful countryside
  • Exploring Lanta Marine National Park and Lanta Island
  • Tennis and cycling

  • Absolutely outstanding. This was the best holiday we have ever had.

    SF, Mexico