Nature is Booming at Pimalai Resort & Spa

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A harmless monitor lizard enjoys a sunbath while people stay at home.

Iconic luxury Thai resort Pimalai Resort & Spa is a serene sanctuary where guests can feel completely at peace in their private surroundings. Harmless animals and plants have also found their haven there. Pimalai is located on the laid-back southern tip of Koh Lanta and nestled in 100 acres of tropical jungle. The beach is long and private and there are many open-air dining options. The resort’s award-winning luxury spa is secluded and also a destination on its own.

A harmless monitor lizard enjoys a sunbath while people stay at home

The sense of privacy is totally guaranteed with suites and villas that are spread throughout the estate. The fauna and flora – and local animal life – have been loving the lockdown and have made Pimalai their home as nature rebounds. Dedicated measures are beng taken by the sustainable resort to protect the natural habitat for all animals. Pimalai Resort & Spa is set to re-open in July.

Green-backed flycatchers having a chat on a branch in Pimalai’s quiet estate

About Pimalai Resort & Spa

Koh Lanta’s first five-star resort, Pimalai Resort & Spa has been redefining luxury hospitality on the Andaman Island since it launched almost two decades ago. The award-winning property, located on the laid-back southern tip, cascades through 100 acres of tropical jungles easing its way towards one of Thailand’s best beaches: Kantiang Bay. It’s here that guests while the days away lounging on what often feels like a private beach or spend action-packed afternoons out in the cerulean sea scuba diving, snorkelling or simply relaxing on a sunset cruise. A smattering of local bars and restaurants line the beach, but its Pimalai’s onsite eateries that tend to steal the show. 

The legendary Rak Talay beachfront bar and restaurant is as loved for the sumptuous Thai-style seafood as it is its sunset setting, while nestled in the resort’s jungle interior, Seven Seas serves up Michelin-chef-conceived menus throughout the evening. Guests can also indulge in an array of onsite wellness experiences, ranging from traditional Muay Thai classes to early evening tennis matches and pampered afternoons at the signature Pimalai Spa. With no immediate neighbours, the 121-room resort is a serene sanctuary where guests can feel completely at peace in their private surroundings. 

Six orcas – wild specimens aren’t a threat to humans – spotted by Dr. Thon for the first time in Mu Ko Lanta National Park

From Hillside Ocean Pool Villas that command vistas of the stunning scenery through to the Beachside Villas, situated only a few short steps away from the shoreline, rooms at Pimalai cater to all tastes with spacious layouts and designs that seamlessly integrate with the natural surroundings.

In keeping with Koh Lanta’s low-key, laid-back mindset, Pimalai Resort & Spa offers guests from all corners of the globe the opportunity to savour a truly authentic Thai island experience in their very own private sanctuary. For more information, visit pimalai.com