Brilliant stay and fantastic staff and restaurant food. However there is a big discrepancy in the location of the deluxe rooms. Ours was the pits in this regard - room 111 - which had no view when compared to other rooms which were directly opposite with fantastic views - evidently the same deluxe rooms at the same cost.Adrian from Preston, checked in Mon 23 Jan 2023
Pimalai Resort & Spa opened on November 1st, 2001. It is currently the only resort on Lanta island, Krabi, having received the official 5 ***** certifications by the Minister of Tourism and Sports. The resort has won some of the most prestigious awards in Travel industry which also includes World Travel Awards, World Luxury Hotel Awards, TripAdvisor Awards Of Excellence, Conde Nast Johannsen Luxury Spa to name a few Through its commitment in preserving the environment Pimalai was awarded a “Green Gold Class Certificate” by Thailand Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment as well as official member of Green Globe; it also received a PADI Gold Palm Resort membership for its Dive Center
Koh Lanta is a very quiet and natural destination with its own charm. The island is still largely unspoiled, offers some beautiful beaches, superb low and green mountain backdrops where wildlife is very well present and is at very short distances of some of the highly rated diving spots in Thailand.
Pimalai Resort & Spa is built on a splendid 100 acres of hilly land of lush tropical forest with direct access to a 900 meters pristine sandy beach. A great emphasis has been placed by the architects to preserve the environment when designing the low-rise southern style buildings and this result today in a resort complementing the setting rather than competing with it.
The property is located approximately 2hrs from Krabi International Airport and is reached by the resort’s private minibus and cruising boat. The accommodation of restful low-density and of a southern style design, are nestled in this magnificent lush tropical forest, overlooking Kantieng bay, arguably the best bay on the island.
In December 2005, was initiated the opening of 39 stunning Pool Villas. The elegantly appointed one, two and three bedrooms pool villas are located on a hillside, some 60 to 80 meters above sea level and provide breathtaking views of the majestic Andaman sea and the surrounding lush tropical vegetation.
Today the resort’s facilities consist of, a combined 121 Deluxe Rooms, Pavilion Suites, Beach Villas and Pool Villas, all with a contemporary Thai style design, two superb infinity-edge freshwater swimming pools, a PADI dive center (Nov – Apr), a large fitness room with high quality fitness equipment, a sport ground that includes 2 floodlight tennis courts, library lounges offering free high speed internet access, shops and meeting facilities for up to 80 persons.
To enhance this ultimate retreat experience, the resort proposes 5 dining alternatives for guest to choose from complemented by an award-winning wine cellar.
The resort at last offers a wide range of activities – including, mangroves eco-tours, canoeing, sailing, scuba diving, bicycling, trekking, tennis courts, Thai cooking classes, wedding ceremonies - for those looking for a more active focused holidays but also offers the perfect setting for guest who are just looking for a romantic getaway. Guest can also revitalize in the wonderful Pimalai Spa that offers a host of Oriental therapeutic treatments using mainly Thai herbal and natural products.