Pimalai Resort & Spa
Pimalai Resort & Spa commands a dramatic location in a secluded cove on the south-west coast of Koh Lanta, backed by rainforest-covered hills and fronted by one of Thailand’s finest beaches.
Oversize, traditional Thai-style suites and villas are scattered up the hillside or located near the beach, with buggies carrying guests between the two areas. All have private balconies with sweeping ocean views and offer plenty of space in which to revel in your surroundings. Two- and three-bedroom suites are ideal for families or groups of friends, though splurge if you can on the opulent villas, which feature private pools, wraparound decks and either breathtaking views or direct beach access. Whether by the beach or up the hill, Pimalai’s location means one thing you can count on are sensational sunset views.
A wonderful spa is set within tropical gardens, a range of restaurants and poolside cafes ensure all tastes are catered for, and the cliffside infinity pool – jutting out of the jungle 200 feet above sea level – is astonishing to behold. It’s not all about relaxing and pampering though. There’s a PADI dive centre, as well as snorkelling, kayaking and paddleboarding to enjoy. Plus Pimalai works the local communities to offer sustainable trips to visit local Thai villages and explore the nearby marine park.