Facilities at Pimalai

Pimalai Resort & Spa

Koh Lanta, Thailand

At a Glance

  • One of the best beaches in Thailand with crystal clear calm waters

  • Situated on the undeveloped island of Koh Lanta with beautiful beaches, lush tropical rainforests and fantastic diving

  • The boat transfer is an enjoyable part of your stay

  • Beautiful jungle award-winning spa

  • Local restaurants and bars to wander out to down the beach

  • Activities include Thai cookery class, walking in lush forests full of wildlife, elephant trekking and a mangrove discovery tour

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Best time to Visit

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Tropical climate and the driest months to visit are December to March. November and April are also good months to visit and you may get some rain, although it is outside of the monsoon season. May to October is the monsoon with downpours occurring once or twice a day, rather than constant rain.

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Insider's View

One of my favorite beaches in Thailand, with stunning white sand and clear blue water. The Pimalai owns most of the bay, so the beach is always really peaceful and relaxed.

2 hours trying to hook a squid with one hand and balancing a refreshing cool beer in the other is 2 hours well spent - especially if it means barbecued squid for dinner!

The pool villas at the Pimalai are amazing, with stunning views across the bay. They are definitely one of my favorite pool villas in Thailand!

I loved the laid back, jungle clad island of Koh Lanta, it is a fantastic contrast to some of the busier spots in Thailand, without the neon lights and throngs of people, you really absorb the chilled out atmosphere.

For honeymooners choose a private pool villa high up on the hillside for complete privacy. Villa 601 and 602 are perfectly located close to the pool and dining areas and just a short walk from the beach.

Make sure you allow enough time to soak up the surrounding views at breakfast - it is a great way to start your day

Make sure you start the evening on the Seven Seas Terrace listening to music as you watch the twinkling lights reflecting on the water if the nearby village sipping their James Bond Martini!

Look out for monkeys in the trees by your Hillside Villa!

I loved the laid back, jungle clad island of Koh Lanta, it is a fantastic contrast to some of the busier spots in Thailand, without the neon lights and throngs of people, you really absorb the chilled out atmosphere.

Call us on 858 345 1762 to start planning your vacation to Pimalai Resort & Spa

Description

The Pimalai Resort & Spa is a peaceful, hidden Thai gem offering a range of luxurious rooms and pool villas, surrounded by the lush tropical forest of Koh Lanta and set on a beautiful pristine white sand beach.

The Pimalai Resort & Spa sits on the peaceful, undeveloped island of Koh Lanta, with a 900 meter long deserted and idyllic beach. Built within the rainforest as it meets the ocean you would hardly know the resort was there. Pimalai Resort & Spa prides itself on being in a natural environment and peaceful setting while maintaining high standards of luxury and friendly service.

The spacious and elegant rooms and villas are designed in a contemporary Thai style with polished wooden floors, bamboo blinds and dark wooden furniture. The deluxe rooms are in clusters of four and are set in low rise Thai style houses, all with private balconies and many of the resort's voluminous one, two and three bedroom villas have their own private swimming pool and beachfront location.

An exciting array of eight restaurants and bars means that there is something to suit everyone's tastes at The Pimalai and each one has its own style with wonderful vistas across the sea or swimming pool. Traditional tasty Thai dishes are of course a favorite but the superb seafood and authentic international cuisine is all prepared with extra fresh ingredients, chosen with care by the chefs.

In keeping with the rest of the resort and the very central philosophy of keeping things natural here, the spa brings guests back to nature with its pretty straw roofed salas fashioned with stones, native wood, bamboo, ropes and ceramics. The design may be simplistic but the spa is of international standards with aromatherapy massages, scrubs and wraps just some of the many pampering treatments available.

The Pimalai Resort & Spa also has a popular cooking school or, for those who want to be more active, there is an activity center offering mountain bikes, trekking and tennis. The surrounding waters of the Lanta Marine National Park are pristine for diving or snorkeling and the Pimalai has its own PADI dive center.

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Accommodation

The Pimalai has a total of 121 rooms. The spacious Deluxe Rooms have polished teak floors and balconies with comfy seating areas. The Bayfront Deluxe Rooms are larger still with a daybed on the balcony while the one and two bedroom Pavilion Suites have a large living/dining area. The one, two and three bedroom Pool Villas are built on the hillside and have infinity pools, living rooms and kitchens. Beach Villas are well positioned and some have a private pool, others share in small clusters. All rooms, suites and villas feature: safe, tea and coffee facilities, phone, satellite TV, CD/DVD player, hairdryer, fridge, minibar, bathrobes and slippers.

Deluxe

Our deluxe rooms are spacious with a minimum of 48 m2 including your own private balcony overlooking great landscapes. All are air-conditioned and feature a polished teak wood floor, rattan curtains, rich Thai fabric and are equipped with either a king size or twin beds.

The bathroom either opens onto the bedroom or overlooks the garden. Very well appointed, it features a bathtub, a separate walk-in shower and toilets. The room also features king-size or twin beds, day bed/sofa (available as extra bed), air conditioning, minibar and refrigerator, satellite TV, IDD telephone & CD/DVD player, WIFI internet access free of charge, tea & coffee making facilities, cotton bathrobe and slippers, balcony with overhead fan, bathtub and separate shower, personal safe and hair dryer.

Bayfront Deluxe

The bedroom offers a great living space with polished teak wood floor, rich Thai cotton upholstery, rattan curtains and Siamese artifacts.

A large bathroom with double vanity basins, separate walk-in shower and toilets, a bathtub set behind a large window offering partial views of the bay and the garden.

This room offers approximately 70 m2 of living space, king-size bed, day bed/sofa (available as extra bed), air conditioning, minibar and refrigerator, satellite TV, IDD telephone & CD/DVD player, WIFI internet access free of charge, tea & coffee making facilities, cotton bathrobe and slippers, large balcony with overhead fan, personal safe and hair dryer.

Pavilion Suite One Bedroom

All suites' master bedroom have a king-size bed and offer refined Thai style interior design with polished teak wood floor, rattan curtains and Siamese artifacts.

This suite features: approximately 110 m2 of living space, air-conditioned bedroom (king-size bed), bath tub, separate shower and double vanity basins, open air shower in a private garden, air-conditioned living room, equipped with large day bed, sofa, TV and CD/DVD set, IDD Telephone and miniature garden, minibar, personal safe & hair dryer, tea & coffee making facilities, cotton bathrobe and slippers, WIFI internet access free of charge and large wooden deck verandah.

Pavilion Suite Two Bedrooms

All suites' master bedroom have a king-size bed and offer refined Thai style interior design with polished teak wood floor, rattan curtains and Siamese artifacts.

The second bedroom is equipped with twin beds and features an oversized bathroom with double vanity basins and a bathtub overlooking a private manicured garden equipped with an open-air shower. The second bedroom is well detached from the master bedroom and living room building and therefore offers complete privacy to its occupants.

The oversized bathroom of the Pavilion suite features double vanity basins, inside separate walk-in shower and toilets, and a bathtub overlooking a small manicured garden also equipped with an open-air shower.

The suite also features approximately 160 m2 of living space, 2 air-conditioned bedrooms, open air shower in a private garden, air-conditioned living room, equipped with large day bed/ sofa, TV and CD/DVD set, IDD telephone and miniature garden, minibar, personal safe & hair dryer, tea & coffee making facilities, cotton bathrobe and slippers, WIFI internet access free of charge and large wooden deck verandah.

Beach Villa One Bedroom

The One Bedroom Beach Villas are set within a landscaped garden and facing the sea. Their living space including the outdoor wooden deck is approximately 150 m2.

The villa consists of a large bedroom equipped with a king-size bed and decorated in a refined Thai style interior design including polished teak wood floor, rattan curtains and Siamese artifacts. The adjacent oversized bathroom includes double vanity basins, walk-in shower and toilets; also featured is a great panel glass encased bathtub overlooking a miniature garden also equipped with an outdoor shower.

A refreshing 55 m2 swimming pool - shared with 3 other small villas - is located just a step away from your villa and meters away from the beach.

The four One-Bedroom Beach Villas can be booked as a whole and provide an ideal private "estate" for a large party of 12 to 14 persons. A living room, a dining room and kitchen facilities are available to complete your own little private estate.

Beach Side Private Pool Villa Two Bedrooms

The Two Bedroom Beach Villas are set within a landscaped garden and facing the sea. With a living space of about 350 m2 and decorated in a classy contemporary Thai style, these Villas consist of 2 air-conditioning bedrooms with large bathrooms equipped with outdoor bathtub.

An open air living room and dining area (with adjacent kitchen facilities) equipped with TV and CD/DVD sets overlook your own private 35 m2 infinity-edge swimming pool providing magnificent views of the Andaman sea.

Beach Side Private Pool Villa Three Bedrooms

The Three Bedroom Beach Villas have a living space of approximately 650 m2 and are decorated in a classy contemporary Thai style. They consist of 3 air conditioned bedrooms with large bathrooms equipped with outdoor bathtub.

An air conditioned living room with TV and CD/DVD sets, dining area and kitchen facilities allow you to arrange great dinner parties with your family or friends.

A private 45 m2 infinity-edge swimming pool, with a great outdoor terrace overlooking the sea and an adjacent shady Thai "Sala" complete this magnificent scenery. An open air living room and dining area (with adjacent kitchen facilities) equipped with TV and CD/DVD sets overlook views of the Andaman sea.

Hillside Ocean View Private Pool Villa One Bedroom

Each villa has a total living area of 204 m2 and is built on a hillside covering an area ranging from 700 to 1000 m2. Spacious, elegant and unpretentious in their architectural design, it provides commanding views of Kan Tiang bay and the surrounding lush tropical forest.

The villa consists of a master bedroom facing the bay; it is equipped with either, a king size bed or twin beds and decorated in contemporary Thai style. The adjacent bathroom includes double vanity basins, walk-in shower equipped with rain-shower, and a large bathtub set behind a window panel overlooking the bay and the tropical garden.

The bedroom is equipped with air-conditioning and ceiling fan and it also features a 25" TV set and a CD/DVD player.

Step outside onto a spacious sundeck and plunge into your refreshing 5.5 x 3.5 m infinity-edge private pool; an outdoor Thai style sala also awaits for you to relax or to receive private spa treatments whenever needed.

Across the sundeck is your living room also equipped with a 29" TV set and a CD/DVD player. The living room is furnished with a large sofa that can be turned into a bed should you have visiting friend during your stay; a second small bathroom has been added so to preserve privacy of the villa's occupants.

Finally, a kitchen equipped with oven, heating plaque, fridge, coffee filter machine and cooking utensils is there at your disposal should you decide to prepare for yourself and your partner one of your favorite Thai specialty.

Hillside Ocean View Private Pool Villa Two Bedrooms

Each villa has a total living area of 279 m2 and is built on a hillside covering an area ranging from 700 to 1000 m2. Spacious, elegant and unpretentious in their architectural design, it provides commanding views of Kan Tiang bay and the surrounding lush tropical forest.

The villa consists of a master bedroom facing the bay; it is equipped with either king size bed or twin beds and decorated in contemporary Thai style. The adjacent bathroom includes double vanity basins, walk-in shower equipped with rain-shower, and a large bathtub set behind a window panel overlooking the bay and the tropical garden.

The bedroom is equipped with air-conditioning and ceiling fan and it also features a 25" TV set and a CD/DVD player. The second bedroom is located underneath the master bedroom offering equivalent facilities.

Step outside onto a spacious sundeck and plunge into your refreshing 5.5 x 3.5 m infinity-edge private pool; an outdoor Thai style sala also awaits for you to relax or to receive private spa treatments whenever needed.

Across the sundeck is your living room also equipped with a 29" TV set and a CD/DVD player. The living room is furnished with a large sofa that can be turned into a bed should you have visiting friend during your stay; a second small bathroom has been added so to preserve privacy of the villa's occupants.

Finally, a kitchen equipped with oven, heating plaque, fridge, coffee filter machine and cooking utensils is there at your disposal should you decide to prepare for yourself and your partner one of your favorite Thai specialty.

Hillside Ocean View Private Pool Villa Three Bedrooms

Each villa has a total living area of 422 m2 and is built on a hillside covering an area ranging from 700 to 1000 m2. Spacious, elegant and unpretentious in their architectural design, it provides commanding views of Kan Tiang bay and the surrounding lush tropical forest.

The imposing villa faces the bay; the three bedrooms are equipped with either king size bed or twin beds and decorated in contemporary Thai style. All have large bathroom and includes double vanity basins, walk-in shower equipped with rain-shower, and a large bathtub set behind a window panel overlooking the bay and the garden. The bedrooms are equipped with air-conditioning and ceiling fan and all three features 25" TV set and a CD/DVD player.

Step outside onto a spacious sundeck and plunge into your refreshing 13 x 4 m infinity-edge private pool. Across the sundeck is your living room also equipped with a 29" TV set and a CD/DVD player. The living room is furnished with a large sofa that can be turned into a bed should you have visiting friend during your stay; a second small bathroom has been added so to preserve privacy of your visiting friend.

Finally, a kitchen equipped with oven, heating plaque, fridge, coffee filter machine and cooking utensils is there at your disposal should you decide to throw a dinner party!

Childcare

Children are welcome at The Pimalai Resort and Spa and there is a small games room open from November to April. There are also children's menus available and babysitting on request. Please note that children are not allowed in all of the resort's restaurants and certain parts of the hillside swimming pool.

Facilities

Pimalai has eight restaurants and bars to choose from all serving delicious fresh fare with an extensive selection of cuisines, styles and ambience. Other facilities include two large infinity pools, two tennis courts, wonderful natural spa, fully equipped gym, library and PADI dive center.

Activities

Pimalai Resort & Spa offers a whole host of complimentary non motorized watersports such as canoes, kayaks, sailing, windsurfing and snorkeling as well as bicycles for all guests to use. There are also boat cruises, Thai cooking classes and elephant treks available nearby.

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Reviews

5

Louise Canton (Staff)

The Pimalai boasts a huge area with a large quiet beach and plenty of activities for any age. The hillside villas give a luxury stay with breathtaking views over the marine national park. It's a perfect area to snorkel and learn about the hotel's conservation efforts with the coral and the fish. The three restaurants serve a huge variation of tasty dishes which will satisfy any palette and the friendly staff will ensure it's a stay to remember.

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Jules Maury (Staff)

Flying through the incredible emerald islands we arrived at Koh Lantau for the last 20 minutes by car to Pimalai - accessible by boat to the resort in the high season months. Villas and rooms cascade down through hillsides clad in jungle vegetation and glorious flowers, inter spaced by azure pools and the gracious restaurants and bars dotted around the resort. Everything was about endless sea views, the scent of Frangipani, the sound of the sea lapping against the shore and a sunset that turned the sky from gold to red to finally the purple dusk scattered with stars. We had found Nivarna!

5

Clare Barratt (Staff)

A fabulous resort perched on the hillside with views down to the sea. Quite a big resort so once in your villa you really feel like you are on your own so it is a great option if you are seeking privacy. Most villas have lots of outdoor space and large pools so you don't have to leave! But make some time to go to the beach as it is lovely and sandy. The highlight for me was tucking into a delicious breakfast whilst looking out to the sparkling sea. More expensive than some of the neighboring resorts but it really is worth it as it is a fail safe option.

5

Sophie Jones (Staff)

The Pimalai is situated in a stunning location on the hillside overlooking the beach below. In keeping with the whole feel of Koh Lanta the villas and are surrounded by lush tropical jungle making you feel like you have truly escaped from the outside world and all that you can do is sit back, relax and soak up the atmosphere.

5

Evi-Elli La Valle (Staff)

What I love about the Pimalai is that if you are looking for a relaxed vacation, it really does offer something for everyone. For couples looking for romance, the Pool Villas are ideal with vast private indoor and outdoor living areas and your own pool with amazing sea views. For families, take one of the villas closer to the beach and some of these also have private pools. Food enthusiasts can enjoy a choice of five fantastic restaurants including gourmet cuisine at Seven Seas or a more informal seafood BBQ at Rak Talay right by the beach. Enjoy amazing treatments at the jungle spa or try your hand at the many water sports on offer, squid fishing was my favorite! If you are divers, some of the best diving in Thailand is also right on your doorstep. The Pimalai is also ideal for longer stays as there is so much on offer within the resort but also some fun local restaurants to wander out to further down the beach for a taste of local Thai culture.

Offers

Pimalai Resort & Spa, Thailand - Early Bird Offer 2019

Receive up to 10% off your stay at Pimalai Resort & Spa, Thailand when you book at least 60 days prior to arrival.
Terms, conditions and blackout dates apply. Subject to availability. Please contact our specialists for more information.
Book from 03 September 2018 to 31 October 2019
Travel from 01 November 2018 to 20 December 2018
11 January 2019 to 31 October 2019
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Pimalai - Early Booking Offer

Book your stay at the Pimalai 60 days in advance, and receive 10% off your villa rate.

This offer is not applicable for Deluxe or Bay Front Deluxe Rooms. The offer is not available during the period of 20th December 2017 to 31st March 2018.

Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability

Book from 08 August 2017 to 31 October 2018
Travel from 08 August 2017 to 31 October 2018
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Experiences

  • Pimalai Resort & Spa - Day Exploring Koh Rok

    Guests staying at Pimalai Resort & Spa can spend the day exploring the area surrounding Koh Lanta, setting off to Koh Rok with its pristine white beaches and impressive snorkeling.

Vacation Ideas

  • Bhutan and Thailand for Teenagers

    Bangkok, Thimphu, Punakha, Paro & Koh Lanta

    from $5800 pp 13 nights

    • Impeccable and friendly service
    • Delicious breakfasts with a different flavour smoothie each morning
    • Iced water in cool boxes for every couple on the beach
  • Floating Markets to Limestone Karsts to Powdery Beaches

    Bangkok, Krabi and Koh Lanta

    from $2600 pp 13 nights

    • Impeccable and friendly service
    • Delicious breakfasts with a different flavour smoothie each morning
    • Iced water in cool boxes for every couple on the beach
  • Laos and Thailand for Families

    Luang Prabang, Bangkok, Khao Sok & Koh Lanta

    from $4700 pp 12 nights

    • Impeccable and friendly service
    • Delicious breakfasts with a different flavour smoothie each morning
    • Iced water in cool boxes for every couple on the beach
  • Western Thailand for Teenagers

    Bangkok, Khao Sok, Koh Lanta

    from $3100 pp 12 nights

    • Impeccable and friendly service
    • Delicious breakfasts with a different flavour smoothie each morning
    • Iced water in cool boxes for every couple on the beach

Location & directions

Koh Lanta, Thailand

Located on the south west coast of the island of Koh Lanta Yai in the province of Krabi, and close to Lanta Marine National Park.

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