Exceptional 9.1
Based on 446 reviews

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About Pimalai Resort & Spa


This award-winning resort, nestled in a tropical forest facing a pristine white sand beach, is one of Koh Lanta’s finest. Pimalai Resort & Spa is set on 100 acres of lush greenery and directly on a stretch of unspoiled beach. The only sound you will hear is that of the rolling waves and the birds chirping. The luxurious guestrooms and villas are dotted along the gradually cascading hills, culminating in the Seven Seas Wine Bar and Restaurant and an infinity swimming pool at the top, giving guests a sweeping panoramic view of the sun setting over the bay and surrounding mountains. For those wanting to explore the island, a 10-minute walk from the hotel will take you to a local village with a handful of restaurants and bars. The Same Same But Different Restaurant, a 10-minute walk down the beach, is a hot spot with visitors here. Reservations at Pimalai Resort & Spa are simple via our secure online booking form.
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Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Getting around

  • Valet parking
  • Car park
  • Airport transfer
  • Rental car
  • Bicycle rental

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Snorkeling
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Diving
  • Spa
  • Massage(s)
  • Tennis court(s)
  • Tours
  • Table tennis
  • Garden
  • Steamroom
  • Water sports (non-motorized)

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Room service
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Poolside bar
  • Bar

Access, services, and conveniences

  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Infirmary
  • security [24-hour]
  • front desk [24-hour]
  • Luggage storage
  • Newspapers
  • Laundry service
  • Concierge
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Library
  • Currency exchange
  • Salon
  • Shop(s)
  • Smoking area
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Check-in [24-hour]

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Kids club
  • Swimming pool [kids]

Working and staying connected

  • Fax machine
  • Printer

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Thai
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Please note that the resort is able to rent the public ferries even after the normal ferry operating times for late arriving guests.

Please note that during daytime, and on rare occasions, the resort may have to cancel the boat trip at any time if it is determined that there are adverse weather or sea conditions. The resort will then use the two public ferries to transfer guests to the resort; the transfer may then take a 30 minutes additional travel time.

For safety reasons the resort is not able to operate the resort boat transportation during darkness - mainly from 6.00 pm to 6.00 am.

The transfer is scheduled as follows:

Departing from the resort’s jetty on the mainland to Pimalai
09:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:45 PM, 02:45 PM, 04:15 PM, 05:30 PM

Departing from Pimalai to the resort’s jetty on the mainland
06:30 AM, 08:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 02:00 PM, 04:00 PM

The property provides shuttle service to the airport and on Koh Lanta (Yai) island. Kindly contact the property for more details. The service is only provided on the check-in and check-out dates.

Children 3 - 12 years old will be charged THB 2,000 per child per night when using existing bedding (breakfast and complimentary round trip transfer from Krabi Airport to Pimalai included).

Children under 3 years old will be charged THB 1,000 per child per night when using existing bedding (breakfast and complimentary round trip transfer from Krabi Airport to Pimalai included).

  • Guests over 12 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-In From: 02:00 pm
Check-Out Until: 12:00 pm
Number of Bars: 4
Number of Restaurants: 4
Number of Rooms : 121
Time to Airport (Minutes): 100
Year Hotel Built: 2001
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Important notice

Caution concerning booking in the Hillside Pool Villas & Beach villas:

The Pool Villa are situated 60 meters above sea level in a serene rainforest and offers unrivalled ocean views & magnificent sunsets. The Hillside Pool Villas have all steep drop-off from the terraces and infinity pool, so parents with young children who wish to book such Villas should be aware that they will have to be especially vigilant in safeguarding their young ones & toddlers from these potential dangers. The Beach Villas have also a swimming pool with an infinity edge with a 4/5 meters drop off at the end. The pool is not fenced in either the Hillside or the Beach villas. None of the bedrooms in the Hillside or Beach Villas are inter-connected.
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Verified traveler reviews

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  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 9.4
  • Facilities 9.3
  • Location 9.0
  • Room Comfort/Standard 9.3
  • Service 9.2
  • Value for Money 8.6
  • Food/Dining 8.6
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Myriam C. from France
Stayed one night in August 2016
Pool Villa
The villas are beautiful and spacious, the view is just amazing. The villas are well spaced apart, no vis-a-vis; there are monkeys and other wildlife you'd expect to find in the jungle- its really fantastic. Staff are great; only negative side is you can hear the road from the spa treatment rooms. The restaurant is great, we ate well for breakfast and dinner and prices are reasonable given the prices of the hotel. Will definitely come again to this slice of paradise !
Reviewed August 16, 2016

Adam R. from Thailand
Stayed one night in July 2016
Pimalai was the fifth and final stop on our last trip to Koh Lanta. The resort arranged to pick us up for our check in. The location is distant from everything, but that is part of its charm. Despite being low season, the resort was virtually fully operational, although some construction was going on. The room was fabulous, with a stunning view. Price paid just over 5000 baht. Everything was perfect in the room with all details covered…from screens on the patio doors to welcome cookies and fruit. The property is magnificent. Both pools are idyllic. The food was great and breakfast was huge. The staff were friendly and accommodating. This is high-end luxury that we have never seen so well executed in Thailand. It is very difficult to get Thai staff to maintain these standards, so we give the management a tremendous amount of credit. The complimentary trip back tot the airport was also excellent, using a combination of van and speed boat. We have no complaints about this resort and think it is an excellent value and a truly “must-do” in Koh Lanta. We will return.
Reviewed July 30, 2016

Feng P. from United States
Families with young children
Stayed 4 nights in July 2016
Private, great facility, nice service
Stayed for four nights in an one bedroom villa with private poor. Great view over the sea and forest. Nice rooms and poor, worth every penny to stay. Service is also excellent.
Reviewed July 24, 2016

Richard S. from United Kingdom
Families with older children
Stayed 15 nights in July 2016
Peace and relaxation
From being met at the arrivals hall at Krabi airport, to the boat transfer and through to leaving Pimalai the staff members were all welcoming and very attentive. Constant refilling of water at the poolside showed how attentive the staff were but we're never intrusive. Breakfast was wonderful with plentiful supply of wonderfully succulent fruits, fresh pastries and cooked foods. View from the hillside villas was fantastic Ovelooking Ba Kantiang bay with equally good views from the Seven Seas restaurant looking back up the hillside. Overall a wonderful stay with excellent memories.
Reviewed July 20, 2016

NICOLAS B. from Luxembourg
Families with older children
Stayed 7 nights in July 2016
Absolutely awesome place
We had an awesome time all together in this resort, perfect location with very friendly and attention staff. Thank you so much !
Reviewed July 16, 2016

NICOLAS B. from Luxembourg
Families with older children
Stayed 7 nights in July 2016
Beautiful place
Perfect location, wonderful resort and very friendly and attention staff. This can only be recommended, we had a lovely time ! Thank you.
Reviewed July 16, 2016

marc V. from France
Stayed 3 nights in July 2016
Serene retreat
Location, facilities, food, staff, all was fantastic
Reviewed July 10, 2016

Ling L. from China
Families with older children
Stayed 3 nights in July 2016
Just as good as its reputation.
Reviewed July 07, 2016

Ashok K. from Malaysia
Stayed 2 nights in June 2016
Overrated for sure
We were delighted to head here after reading all the reviews but we were quickly disappointed after checking in. The beach wasn't as clean and there were some construction going on. The spa was definitely over priced and Their spa voucher is just a show piece. The food was awesome and reasonably priced for a 5 star resort. The staff was very strict worth their policies for example, I can't drop my pregnant wife at the lobby with the rented bike, and she was supposed to walk all the way in to the lobby. At the end of the day, we expected a lot of of this place but was disappointed. Do find alternatives if you can,
Reviewed June 26, 2016

Nikolas M. from United States
Stayed 2 nights in June 2016
Amazing hotel that I would reccommend to anyone
Very freindly and accommodating staff and a beautiful hotel. Breakfast was one of the highlights of our stay each morning. Food was excellent and view was even better. The rooms are spacious and very nice. Great hotel on a beautiful island.
Reviewed June 18, 2016


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