Destination Koh Lanta (Andaman Sea).
Contributed by Jens Hoffmann.
Sawasdee, the Pimalai resort on Koh Krabi is is picturesquely located on a thai island.
Truly a place of peace and emotion.
Pimon and Alai means a little peace of heaven.
Indeed, Serenity and solitude, these are the words that come to mind for the lovely Pimalai resort.
Covered in a garden eden, luxury, elegance, natural surroundings makes you happy. The property has more than half a mile of beachfront land, which keeps it quite.
A perfect venue for a honeymoon, a break from it all or even for a secret meeting in Thailand then Pimalai, nestled in a lush tropical forest, is the Andaman luxury destination to set your sights on.
Koh Lanta is the place to be, the island is only 27 kilometres long.
The exclusive beach resort combines all the right ingredients, five star comforts, natural beauty, environmental friendliness and lots of space. Located well distant from crowded beaches and other boutique resorts on Koh Lanta and close to Lanta Marine National Park, the only sound is that of the waves sliding in and out and slowly breaking onto the sandy beach.
Built within the rainforest as it meets the silver ocean strand, you would hardly know Pimalai was there.
This boutique beach resort occupies 100 acres of tropical vegetation with direct access to a 900 meters stretch of pristine sandy beach and offers 121 accommodation units – Deluxe, Bayfront Deluxe, Pavillion Suite, Beach Villa and Pool Villa – all very elegantly appointed.
We were greeted with a a glass of refreshing lemongrass juice and a beautiful lobby lounge that overlooks the bay.
Being a nature lover, I am very impressed with the garden. The garden is a Tropical Paradise filled with colourful bracts of Heliconia, pink torch Ginger, scented Plumeria, red Ixora which gives the resort a truely tropical touch.
I am not a morning person but I really enjoyed my breakfast at Baan Pimalai restaurant nestled within the greenery with a breathtaking view of the sea. The breakfast was great and the staff is like everywhere in Thailand fantastic. The restaurant also offers Thai cooking lessons for beginners.
The majority of the island is muslime and the island is famous for its laid-back culture and local traditions, and boasts the best beaches I came across on this trip. Hotels dot the coastline with views out to distant Koh Phi Phi, where the famous di Caprio “The Beach” was filmed.
But the tiny archipelago, sadly, should be avoided now, even for daytrips; it is ruined.
The beach Koh Lanta has long golden sands with lapping waves and aquarium-clear waters. Local laws bar jet skiing so the region feels quite and peaceful.
Watch the sun set behind Ko Haa, a clutch of karstic islands on the distant horizon.
Furthermore, we got a great massage.
The resort offers perfect thai hospitality also for families.
Hundred acres with accommodation from rooms to spacious pool villas.
An excellent dive centre offers offshore trips where manta ray and a whale shark were spotted during my stay.
It is a paradise for sure you will love this island’s beaches.
The sanuk factor is extremely high.