If you are looking for an idyllic, relaxing vacation in paradise, look no further than Pimalai. I traveled about 30 hours to get there (including 3 planes, a van ride, and the Pimalai speed boat), but the journey was totally worth it. I have been fortunate to travel throughout the Caribbean and Europe, and have been to many beautiful beaches, but there is something magical about Pimalai. It is supremely relaxing and the perfect place to unplug.
Above all, the resort provides some of the most impeccable service that I have ever experienced. We did not encounter a single staff member who wasn't smiling and eager to help us. Franck is a fabulous general manager and made sure that our anniversary was very special for us. From our welcome at the floating dock with beautiful fragipani flowers, to our in room check in we felt immediately at home. Our pool villa was stunning, and we took advantage of our jet lag by getting up early to watch the sun rise and have a swim in our private plunge pool.
The restaurant provided the best breakfast that I have had at a resort, complete with my favorite feature: luscious, local tropical fruits that rotated each day. The breakfast buffet also included fantastic fruit smoothies. We also enjoyed a lovely afternoon at the resort spa with a Thai herbal foot soak and couple's massage. The spa facilities were amazing with a lovely outdoor space of beautiful wood furniture where we could relax, have some cleansing ginger tea, and watch the koi fish swimming.
While at Pimalai, we met a couple who had been returning for the last 10 years, and we can certainly see why. Our only complaint was that we had to leave! We look forward to returning next year for our anniversary (hopefully for a longer stay!), and fully trust in Pimalai to provide an experience that is just as amazing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pimalai Hotel Ko Lanta
- Pimalai Resort Ko Lanta