Koh Lanta is made of two islands; Koh Lanta Noi and Koh Lanta Yai.
Koh Lanta Noi is the smaller of the two islands and doesn't have tourist facilities. Visitors traveling by road from the
mainland travel across the smaller island on the way to the resorts on Koh Lanta Yai.
Koh Lanta Yai is made up of Si Raya (known today as Lanta Old town), a small, quiet village with 100 year-old shacks
and shop-houses built on stilts over the water. Ban Saladan on the northern tip of the island is the business and com-
mercial center where most visitors arrive on the island. Koh Lanta Yai has a very diverse cultural mix with Thai-Muslim,
Thai-Chinese and the original Sea Gypsies, all having lived on the island in harmony for hundreds of years. The west
coast, where Pimalai is located, faces the Andaman Sea, lined with astoundingly beautiful white sandy beaches and
views of breathtaking sunsets in the horizon. The east coast is less developed and offers glimpses of life before tour-
ism. It faces the mainland and has a coastline largely consisting of mangroves and large limestone rock formations.
An island so beautiful, Koh Lanta was recently voted as one of the World’s Top 7 Best Islands for Living by the Inter-
national Living magazine. Similarly too, the astounding Ba Kantiang Bay was also recently voted as one of the World’s
Top 10 Best Tropical Beaches by the Sunday Times, London.
With 100 acres of tropical vegetation, direct access to 900 meters of pristine sandy beach, Pimalai brings you the closest you will ever be to nature’s glorious splendor at the
white sandy coasts of Koh Lanta.
Away from other resorts and the hectic buzz of tourism on Koh Lanta, Pimalai’s guests are free to relax and rejuvenate in luxurious rooms and villas, right within the heart of
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Immerse yourself in astounding natural splendor beneath Koh Lanta’s clear skies, greeted everyday by signature Thai hospitality, in the land of a thousand smiles.