Nestled on the captivating Andaman coast, Krabi province’s Koh Lanta emerges as one of southern Thailand’s most enchanting and intriguing islands.
Embraced by verdant jungles and caressed by the Andaman Sea, this gem beckons curious explorers to indulge in its natural and cultural wonders. Despite its proximity to popular tourist hotspots like Phuket and Koh Phi Phi, Koh Lanta has managed to retain its blissfully secluded ambience, offering a sanctuary where tranquillity thrives.
For over two decades, Pimalai Resort & Spa has played the role of a five-star sanctuary, inviting discerning travellers to immerse themselves in the authentic charm of this exquisite island. As a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World’s Considerate Collection, Pimalai boasts knowledgeable local staff, deep community connections, and a fleet of seven boats captained by professionals. Guests can embark on a range of unforgettable excursions, carefully designed to showcase the best of Koh Lanta.
Exploring the Natural Marvels: Eco-Sensitive Offshore Tours
For travellers eager to discover the mesmerizing seascapes of Mu Ko Lanta National Park, Pimalai offers a selection of eco-sensitive offshore tours. The “Fabulous Koh Rok” tour promises a scenic boat ride to a pair of paradise islands adorned with powdery soft sandy beaches gently caressed by warm, shallow seas. On the other hand, the “Koh Haa Sunset” adventure unveils a breathtaking collection of limestone islets encircling a dazzling aquamarine lagoon, a vibrant reef, and a pristine white beach. Both excursions provide outstanding opportunities for swimming and snorkelling while enjoying cool refreshments.
Thrilling Adventures for the Intrepid Souls
For the daring and adventurous souls, the “Emerald Cave” itinerary presents a chance to explore a magnificent limestone cave emanating a vivid green hue, which inspired its name. Delve into this remarkable cave, take a refreshing dip in the hidden lagoon, and bask on the immaculate beach surrounded by untouched jungle.
Afterwards, venture to the idyllic island of Koh Ngai for some well-deserved relaxation under the sun. Additionally, the “Mangroves Tour” offers a journey into the labyrinthine world of Thung Yee Peng, a lush coastal forest teeming with exotic wildlife. Embark on a gondola boat accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide and learn about the significance of this vibrant ecosystem.
Unveiling Cultural Heritage: Talabeng + Koh Lanta Old Town Itinerary
For travellers seeking to uncover Koh Lanta’s rich cultural heritage, the “Talabeng + Koh Lanta Old Town” itinerary stands as a testament to the island’s historical depth. Explore Koh Talabeng, aptly nicknamed “Little Halong Bay” due to its dramatic limestone karsts and cliffs. Kayak through hidden caves and otherworldly rock formations, witnessing the marvels of nature up close. On land, guests will be transported to Koh Lanta Old Town, a charming port boasting over a century of heritage. This quaint locale harmoniously accommodates Buddhist, Muslim, and Chao Lay communities, creating an atmosphere of cultural diversity and unity.
Pimalai: A Haven of Tranquility and Bespoke Experiences
Beyond the captivating excursions, Pimalai offers a multitude of enriching experiences right within its premises. Engage in Thai cooking classes, embrace the art of muay Thai boxing, find inner peace through yoga sessions, or embark on leisurely bike rides. Nature enthusiasts can explore endless hours of wilderness through hiking trails that lead to jungle-clad peaks and stunning waterfalls. Moreover, Pimalai boasts a 900-metre-long sandy beach and the sparkling Kantiang Bay, perfect for indulging in low-impact water sports like paddle boarding, sailing, or kayaking.
A World Below: Diving Adventures in Koh Lanta
For those who yearn to discover the wonders beneath the waves, Pimalai offers PADI-certified diving trips catering to divers of all levels. Delight in the beauty of popular dive spots such as Koh Haa, Koh Rok, Hin Muang Hin Daeng, the Bida Islands, and Koh Maa Shipwreck Park. With its glistening waters, vibrant coral reefs, and an abundance of native species, from charming tropical fish to awe-inspiring giants like whale sharks and manta rays, Koh Lanta presents an underwater paradise like no other.
Preserving the Essence: A Testimony from Pimalai’s General Manager
“Koh Lanta is an idyllic slice of paradise that remains blissfully distant from the tourist trail. Nestled in the Andaman Sea, away from the crowds, this sanctuary thrives culturally and ecologically, flourishing in relative isolation. As custodians of this pristine corner of Koh Lanta, we take immense pride in presenting the island’s myriad wonders through our small-scale, eco-sensitive excursions. Conscious travellers can rest assured knowing they are experiencing the authentic essence of southern Thailand while fostering lasting benefits for the local community,” affirms Brice Borin, Pimalai’s General Manager.
A Sanctuary of Tranquility: Pimalai Resort & Spa
Spanning 100 acres of unspoiled jungle that gently cascades down to the 900-metre-long stretch of sand at Kantiang Bay, Pimalai offers a haven of tranquillity. With just 121 stylish rooms, spacious suites, and spectacular pool villas, the resort ensures an intimate and personalized experience for each guest. The award-winning Pimalai Spa resides amidst the lush jungle, offering deeply soothing therapies. Elegant infinity pools seemingly suspended in the forest canopy provide a serene ambience, and four outstanding restaurants cater to diverse culinary desires. Unsurprisingly, Pimalai was recognized as the second-best resort in Southeast Asia in Travel + Leisure’s prestigious annual “World’s Best Awards.”
With its unique blend of untouched natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and a commitment to sustainability, Koh Lanta remains a hidden gem awaiting discovery. Pimalai Resort & Spa stands ready to guide and inspire travellers with their eco-sensitive excursions, promising an unforgettable experience that celebrates the best of this enchanting Andaman island.