Not long ago I’ve visited Pimalai Resort and SPA Koh Lanta in Krabi, Thailand and totally felt for it. It is one of those places that you long to visit again and again, as it is really awesome for our body, mind and soul. The feeling you have in here is one of total relaxation, serenity and pure happiness. I can totally say that the aim of this resort, Pimalai meaning “a little patch of Heaven” in Sanskrit ancient language is fully meet. So I had to find something to describe the experience and that’s it:
“Pimalai State of Mind”
Staying at Pimalai Resort and SPA Koh Lanta Krabi Thailand
– The Resort –
Pimalai Resort and SPA is a hidden gem of Koh Lanta, an island from the beautiful Krabi, Thailand. Its seclusion being insured due to the placement in the mountains, yet facing the sea. There are only 121 villas in a 100 acres of lush tropical vegetation. This means a lot of privacy you also have on the beach. 900 meters of the finest sand and clearest water, the private beach is such a bless as it is free of vendors of all kinds, massage offers and well, all kind of offers.
But more than the beach I loved the infinity pools and especially the big one on top of the hill. Serenity, beauty, silence, flowers, smiles everywhere. Did I mentioned the smiles? The staff is almost entirely from Koh Lanta and the nicest people possible. Makes you feel welcomed in any moment and so, well, pampered. They actually anticipate any of your need and satisfy it before you even ask. Staying here is a state of mind: Pimalai state of mind.
– The Rooms –
The rooms at Pimalai Resort and SPA are H U G E. The smallest ones are like mine and they are “only” 48 sqm. With a beautiful private terrace, I was nicely surprised by the note from the Hotel manager, the fruits and the fact that the coffee, tea, milk everything that war complimentary in the room is BIO.
Then I also liked the beach basket and that you have everything to have a pleasant stay, its met every possible need: room slippers, beach slippers, good cosmetics and plenty, lots of TV programs yet who wants to stay in the room too much? And then a very good WiFi.
In addition to the simple rooms there are private villas, some with huge pools, or beautiful infinity pools.
– The Pools –
There are two public pools in Pimalai Resort. Well, not public, but opened to all the hotel guests. My absolute favorite was the big one on top of the hill, which is one of the most beautiful infinity pools I have ever seen. Actually, it is my number one right now.
My tip will be to go there very early in the morning and you’ll have the pool for yourself. I did this and swam for an hour and half in the morning totally alone and it was magnificent. Really a feeling I cannot totally describe. In a sea of vegetation, overlooking Andaman Sea.
– The Beach –
Endless. The beach at Pimalai Resort and SPA has the finest sand. Moreover, is boarded by coconut trees and at the end of it comes a public beach full of bars and restaurants. In the night there is live music, karaoke and a very bohemian atmosphere, some say like Goa used to be.
– Food & Drinks –
At Pimalai Resort there are five restaurants and bars. Then, there is the bar on the beach. You can also dine privately in your room or villa. Nevertheless, although the breakfast choice is so wide, I always end up eating the same things: fruits, vegetables, eggs and salmon. All delicious in here J. Then, lots and lots of coffee. One of my nightmares, even in many five star hotels and resorts (beside poor WiFi) is the poor quality of breakfast coffee. Not in here, though: they do the finest cappuccino and the best coffee latte. Me happy.
– Activities –
All the activities related to water sports, like snorkeling, scuba diving, canoes, boogie boards, jet skis, water skis, sailing, paddle. Or soccer balls, Frisbees. Plus toys for kids. Yet: Pimalai is not that type of resort you can leave your kids with nannies and spend time separately. There are activities to involve parents and kids and Pimalai keeps great pride in their philosophy, which is to bring families together in vacation.
Then, there are many trips available to the islands nearby. Or to amazing emerald lagoons and so on.
There is also a very nice SPA center with lots of massages available and also a Fitness Center. They have it all, actually. And a little bit more.
About Pimalai Resort and SPA
Adress: 99 Moo 5, Ba Kan Tiang Beach
Koh Lanta, Krabi 81150, Thailand
Member of Small Luxury Hotels of The World
Free transfer from Krabi Airport for Hotel Guests
Qatar Airways introduced recently direct flight from Doha to Krabi Airport (KBV).