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Pimalai Resort and Spa

99 Moo 5, Ba Kan Tiang Beach, Ko Lanta 81150 Thailand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 08/05/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 117 hotels in Ko Lanta
2021 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
Pimalai, nestled in a lush tropical forest with direct access to 900 meters of pristine sandy beach, is the Andaman destination to set your sights on. The beach resort combines all the right ingredients - subtle five star comforts, natural beauty, far from the crowds, with no noise except the sound of the waves sliding in and out and slowly breaking onto the sand.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Valet parking
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Free airport transportation
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Flatscreen TV
Private balcony
Room service
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Thai
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No' Kulkomol wrote a review Jan 18
Bangkok, Thailand36 contributions40 helpful votes
This is our second visit here and everthing still fantastic as before. The room is spacious and clean. Staff service mind here is unbeatable. The food is great, we have all meals in the hotel for our 3 nights stay and never get bored. Breakfast not much variety but good quality and taste great. Spa is also not to be missed, very professional and hygiene. We have a great time here and this place is one of our favourite. Thanks to all staff to make our trip a pleasant one.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Viatortalk1 wrote a review Jan 16
Thailand17 contributions21 helpful votes
It is difficult to put in words how truly outstanding our Pimalai resort experience has been. A second visit and it surpassed the first one. We have lived in various countries in south East Asia over the past 25 years staying at some of the most beautiful hotels and resorts and we can say without a doubt that Pimalai is right up there at the top. The resort location is spectacularly set directly on the beach with views of Koh Ha, Koh Rok and stunning sunsets every night. The resort spans from beach and rises up the to hillside. We stayed at both beach villas and hillside villas and both have beautiful rooms, pools, and views. What truly makes Pimalai extra special and unique on top of the wonderful location, beach, food, activities, attitude to sustainability , ease of transport is the management and staff. From the moment you meet the staff either at Krabi airport or on arrival at the hotel you are made to feel welcome and special. Whether it’s security, housekeeping, restaurant staff, bar staff you are met with a smile, a welcome and a feeling that nothing is too much trouble for them. We went on both the Koh Rok and Koh Ha boat trips and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The snorkelling experience was better than it ever has been in years in Thailand. Our family had a medical issue during our stay which involved us staying longer that expected. It also involved much communication with the doctor and hospital. We could not have managed this without the assistance of Khun Kade. Khun Kade is without doubt an exceptional person. She was available to assist us during work hours and weekends. Our family extend our gratitude to you and your hotel team for all the assistance, support and kindness during our stay. We most certainly will return to Pimalai and highly recommend others to plan a stay with you. They will not be disappointed.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Samuli S wrote a review Jan 12
Helsinki, Finland131 contributions20 helpful votes
Had a pleasure to stay at Pimalai in December 2021. Travelled as family, so we had booked 2 deluxe rooms. We have been in Koh Lanta few times, so when travelling during the pandemic we decided to visit a familiar laid back destination. We had not been staying at Pimalai before, but red nice reviews of the hotel. So Pimalai it was. Pimalai is a unique upscale resort, where your experience starts already from the airport transfer. After an hour van drive from the airport, we were transferred via private speed boat to Pimalai. As we were arriving to Thailand under the Test & Go scheme, we were escorted to our rooms, where we needed to wait until the PCR tests were ready. After few hours, we were free to go. Pimalai is a big resort. How ever, it has been build very wisely, so you really do not feel of being in a big resort. Of course as the pandemic is still on, there were not too many guests at the first place. Service at Pimalai is on it´s own level compared to many other upscale resorts in Thailand. Yes, service is friendly and polite, but the service attitude is still warm and down to earth. It seems that the employees really do love their job. And you really can feel it. Resort is lush, luxurious and green. It is really well kept. Swimming pools are really nice as well. Deluxe rooms are spacious, and well kept. When we were visiting Pimalai, only open restaurant was Rak Talay at the beach. We had few lunches and dinners there. Nice restaurant with friendly service. Other evenings we ate at Kantiang Bay. Restaurant was served at Seven Seas restaurant, which provides you a nice view towards Andaman Sea. What a way to start your day! From the organized activities, we participated to Koh Rok and Koh Haa snorkeling trips. Can highly recommend both. Seems that the pandemic has been treating the nature in Thailand well, as the reefs seemed to be far more healthier than few years ago. What can I say. Pimalai is THE place to stay when travelling to Koh Lanta. Will definatelly visit again.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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275sophy wrote a review Jan 5
Charlottenlund, Denmark23 contributions2 helpful votes
Truly a five star experience. We had an amazing stay at the hotel and even though the expectations were high it did not disappoint. What sets the hotel apart is the staff. We couldn’t have asked for a more attentive and caring staff that goes above and beyond for you. The rooms are tasteful and the surroundings absolutely beautiful. The beach is by far the best on the island and the water crystal clear. It is a big hotel but somehow it doesn’t feel that way. Please go, you won’t be disappointed. It is one of the best hotels I have stayed at around the world, and I’ve stayed at quite a few.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Get a sea view room
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Response from Kanata Thamawanazint, Guest Services / Front Office at Pimalai Resort and Spa
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your kind words, Khun 275Sophy. This means a lot to us. We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. It was a pleasure to have you staying with us. The whole team would like to thank you and we wish to welcome you again soon. Warmest regards, Resort Host
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AworldGoers wrote a review Jan 4
Washington dc33 contributions40 helpful votes
It’s a large resort, but uses every bit of its space to its advantage, meaning lots of places to sit and relax. Admittedly we were happy to be staying close to the beach (in the resort area) and would have loved to have stayed in a pool villa up top of the hill BUT it’s so far away from the beach and would require a long golf cart ride to and from anywhere you wanted to go. The beach restaurant (serving wonderful fish) is in many ways superior to 7 seas the restaurant at the top of the resort, which though, served us a wonderful steak.
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Date of stay: December 2021
Room Tip: some pool villas are a long golf cart ride away from the beach
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Response from Kanata Thamawanazint, Guest Services / Front Office at Pimalai Resort and Spa
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your kind words and delightful review, Khun AworldGoers. We appreciate you taking the time to share your wonderful experience with us. The whole team would like to thank you for your review and we wish to welcome you again soon. Warmest regards, Resort Host
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pimalai Resort and Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Pimalai Resort and Spa?
Nearby attractions include Nui Beach (0.6 miles), Why Not Bar (0.3 miles), and The Bad Penny (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Pimalai Resort and Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Pimalai Resort and Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Pimalai Resort and Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Pimalai Resort and Spa?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pimalai Resort and Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include K. Himalaya Indian Restaurant Lanta, The Seven Seas Wine Bar & Restaurant, and Rak Talay Beach Bar and Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pimalai Resort and Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Pimalai Resort and Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Pimalai Resort and Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Pimalai Resort and Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Pimalai Resort and Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Pimalai Resort and Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Pimalai Resort and Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.