What rippermail - November 2009 says about "Accommodation" ?
We have just spent 6 nights at Pimalai and have loved every minute. From the speedboat transfers from Krabi airport (very Miami Vice!), to the amazing pool villa we were upgraded to upon arrival, the scene was set for a fantastic holiday.
We were in villa 601 -- fabulous views, the ultimate in privacy (all you could see was Kantiang Bay far below), yet close to breakfast at the Seven Seas restaurant and the most amazing infinity pool ever. Staff were attentive yet discreet, and a pleasure to deal with on all levels.
We sampled food both in and out of the resort -- unlike other reviewers, we would not recommend Same Same but Different restaurant. We found the staff there disinterested, the food just average (do not order the pad thai -- tasteless), and heard other diners also complaining of incorrect orders (we had ordered the whole deep fried fish with red curry off the menu -- when it turned up, it was two small fillets on the plate and we had an argument with the staff over the fact that the menu read whole deep fried fish and they had given us two pieces that had been braised). Food at the restaurant next to Why Not bar was alot better, and we found it more atmospheric down that end of the bay.
We also ordered room service one night, which was a real surprise and my husband's favourite meal of the trip! Sea bass was cooked to perfection, with the stir fry chicken with basil and chilli packing a real punch.
We really enjoyed staying up high on the hill, and had no problems with walking down to the beach each day to enjoy the sea (which was just like a bath!). Staff were more than happy to give us a ride back up the hill to our sanctuary at the end of the day, where we enjoyed drinks on the balcony and watched the sun set.
We would return again in an instant. This has been a truly relaxing week at the nicest beach on Koh Lanta. Highly recommended.