Serenity…Peace…Solitude…Escape…Quiet…Nature….Relax…Revive…Enjoy…these are just some of the words that come to mind for Pimalai. Throw in luxury, elegance, nature and genuine friendly service and you have an offer that is hard to resist. Be it for a honeymoon, a diving experience, a get-away from every day life or even for a business meeting.
There are 150 islands that surround Krabi, creating a maritime playground like no other, and their palm fringed beaches, waterfalls, caves, reefs, strange rock pillars and caves have featured in many blockbuster movies. This favoured location is like a honey pot to a bee for sub-aqua enthusiasts and seaborne adventurers. The transparent clearness of the Andaman Sea makes this pure paradise – words can’t stress this enough!
One of the pure, unspoiled islands is Koh Lanta Yai, which is a sanctuary for Pimalai Resort and Spa, nestled in the lush tropical rainforest as it meets the pristine beach. On offer are subtle 5* comforts, natural beauty, being removed from the crowds, and no noise except the sound of the waves. The resort is well tucked away, built amongst 100 acres of tropical vegetation, with direct access to a 900-metre stretch of beach. The contrast between the buildings spaced apart and the luxuriant embrace of nature is inspiring.
There are 121 types of accommodation – rooms, suites, beach villas and pool villas – all very elegantly designed. There are 3 restaurants serving a large choice in cuisine. There are activities available to the restless traveller to introduce you to the area. For those of you who just want to chill out there is an infinity-edge pool. However, for the ultimate escape, the spa offers a range of Thai-based therapies. One of the places on earth that deserves the title of Eden!
To get there by road from Krabi, Phuket or Trang airports can be arranged by the resort, consisting of a 50minute drive from Krabi Airport, 1hr 30min from Trang Airport and 3hour drive from Phuket Airport. This takes you to Bahuahin pier where next to the public pier, the resort maintains a private jetty and convenience station.
-> Infinity-edge pool
-> Water sports
-> Sea Canoeing
-> PADI diving centre
-> Koh Haa
-> Elephant Trekking
-> National Marine Park
-> Snorkelling excursions to Koh Rok
-> Thai cooking classes
Pimalai – Resort & Spa – At Pimalai, rekindle your love for nature amidst lush tropical forests and the endless Andaman waters. Discover Koh Lanta’s best kept secret, nestled within the solitude and serenity of surrounding mountains. The name “Pimalai” is derived from ancient Sanskrit, meaning, “a little patch of Heaven”.
Interesting reading material:
Thailand’s Islands and Beaches (Lonely Planet Country Guide)
Thailand (Lonely Planet Country Guide)
The Rough Guide to Thailand (Rough Guide Travel Guides)