Pimalai Resort & Spa, Krabi Thailand Luxury Hotel


Rooms & Suites: 66 Rooms, 7 Suites & 7 Villas

Koh Lanta is a very quiet and natural destination with its own charm.

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 to 2hrs30mns (pending on season) 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 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 canoeing, sailing, scuba diving (Nov – Apr), 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.


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Pimalai Resort & Spa is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World Winner - Best Accommodation Southern region 2004 - Thailand Tourism Authority. Winner - Thailand's Leading Resort - World Travel Awards 2007. Awarded - Green Leaf 2007 - Gold Class - Thailand Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment By not printing this email you too can help the environment Read TripAdvisor reviews for Pimalai Resort & Spa

Trip Type

Romantic Getaway


The resort features 75 elegantly appointed rooms and suites offering king size and twin beds and decorated in classy contemporary Thai style design. Check In Time: 2.00pm. / Check Out Time: noon. Deluxe Rooms – 64 units: Sixteen clusters of two-storey buildings of southern Thai style architecture, containing four rooms. Each air-conditioned room has 48 square meters of living space with polished teak wood floor, rich Thai cotton upholstery, Bamboo curtains, and beautiful Siamese artifacts. The bedroom equipped with king size or twin beds open onto a large balcony equipped with wooden furniture and a cooling overhead fan. The adjacent large bathroom includes bathtub, separate walk-in shower and toilets. Other features include personal safe, tea & coffee making facilities, direct dial telephone, remote control satellite T.V, CD/DVD Player, hair dryer, clothes line, refrigerator, minibar, cotton bathrobe, slippers. Bayfront Deluxe Rooms – 4 units: Each air conditioned deluxe room, equipped with king size bed has more than 70 square meters of living space and offers refined Thai style interior design. The large bathroom features a bathtub overlooking the bay, separate walk-in shower and toilets. Other features include, personal safe, tea & coffee making facilities, direct dial telephone, satellite remote control T.V, CD/DVD player, hair dryer, clothes line, refrigerator, minibar, cotton bathrobe, slippers. Pavilion Suites – 7 units: Pavilion Suites are available in combination of one (2 units) and two bedrooms (5 units), offering a living space from 110 square meters up to 170 square meters. A separate lounge with outside wooden sun deck opens onto the bay as well as onto a private miniature garden planted with ferns and tropical plants. A corridor leads into the bedroom and the bathroom. Featured in the oversized bathroom is a bathtub overlooking another secluded manicured garden which is also equipped with an open air shower. All suite master bedrooms are equipped with a king size bed; in the Pavilion Suites 2 Bedrooms, the second bedroom is equipped with twin beds and also features a second oversized bathroom of the same design. The second bedroom is well detached from the main building and therefore offers complete privacy to its occupants. Other features include personal safe, tea & coffee making facilities, direct dial telephone, remote control satellite T.V, CD/DVD player, hair dryer, clothes line, refrigerator, minibar, cotton bathrobe, slippers. Pool Villas - On the hillside from 60 to 80 meters above sea level. Pool Villa One Bedroom 26 units; Pool Villa Two Bedrooms 11 units; Pool Villa Three Bedrooms 2 units. The Beach Villas - Spectacularly located, hidden away among coconut palms and lush tropical vegetation and adjacent to the main resort are the seven Pimalai Beach Villas. In line with the resort southern style architecture, the superb villas set peacefully within landscaped garden and with direct access to Ba Kan Tiang pristine sandy beach. Spacious, thoughtfully designed with refined elegance and comfort, the villas one, two and three bedrooms offer privacy and views of the beach and the Andaman sea towards a brilliant Thai sunset. Beach Villa Three Bedrooms 1 unit; Beach Villa Two Bedrooms 2 units; Beach Villa One Bedroom 4 units.


Stunning freshwater infinity-edge swimming pool with adjacent Jacuzzi and children's pool Small fitness room equipped with high quality fitness equipment Non motorized water sports equipment (canoe, windsurfing board, laser boat) On Site PADI Scuba diving center (November to April) Private speed boat rental Mountain biking Trekking Sport complex including 2 floodlight tennis courts. Pimalai Spa - Set in a lush sloping valley, lies Pimalai Spa, where the winds grind flashes of light fragrances to the small walled treatment rooms, each named after a local flower. Absolutely unique in its design, the Spa aims at bringing back guests to nature; built in the shape of a village style, the pretty small straw roofed "Salas" blend totally with the natural beauty of the Jungle. Library Lounge - adjacent to the resort shop, has an extensive selection of reading materials as well as computers with free Internet access so guests can keep in touch with family and friends.


Pimalai Resort & Spa is spectacularly located, deeply nestled in the lush Ba Kan Tiang bay. Just 70 kms south of Krabi Airport, the resort is set in 100 acres of natural tropical surroundings with direct access to 900 meters of unspoiled pristine sandy beach. There are many exceptional attractions within a short distance of the resort, including the Marine National Park where numerous monkeys and other wildlife can be spotted and the famous and stunning Emerald Cave on Koh Muk. Sea canoeing is also possible on nearby rivers. At last, Scuba Diving sites (Nov – April only) are exceptional in this part of Thailand because the surrounding coral reefs remain untouched. Other island excursions include Koh Rok, Koh Kradan, Koh Gnai and Koh Haa. Snorkelling to Rok Island (National Park) - 1 hour 30 minutes away Snorkelling to Haa Island (National Park) - 1 hour away Diving to Haa Island (National Park) - 1 hour away Diving to Hin Deng / Hin Muang - 2 hours away Jungle trek by elephant - 15 minutes away Trekking to Lanta National Park - 30 minutes away Kayaking to Talabeng Island - 45 minutes away

Getting There

Transportation by road from Krabi, can be arranged by the resort; it consists of a 50 minutes drive from Krabi Airport to Bahuahin pier where, adjacent to the public pier, the resort maintains a private jetty and convenience station. Transportation from Bahuahin to Pimalai Resort depends on the season: High Season: From November to mid-April, one of the resort's boats will then take you from Bahuahin for a 60 minutes scenic ride along the east or west coast of the Lanta Islands eventually arriving at the resort's beach jetty. Sturdy casual footwear is strongly recommended for boat travel. Please note that our jetty is an environmental friendly floating jetty; as opposed to an unattractive concrete structure that would spoil the scenery, damage the sea eco-system and would most likely create sand and beach erosion. For these reasons we have opted for this strange looking floating jetty; it is a little bit "awkward" to walk on it but rest assured the resort staff are on standby to give a helping hand. Please note that resort boat transportation operates from 6.00pm to 6.00am. Transfer time in low green season from Krabi airport may vary from 2hrs 15mins to 2hrs 30 mins, depending on weather, sea and road traffic conditions. Climate / When to Visit: November to April is high season and May to October is low season (rainy season). November - February is comfortably warm during the day with cool evenings and relatively low humidity. Temperatures generally range from 25.C to 30.C.March - June is very warm with the temperatures ranging from 28.C to 35.C. July – October, the summer season with higher humidity and scattered tropical showers with Temperatures from 22.C to 30.C.