40 years ago, the owners and developers of this resort discovered lush, hilly land at the tip of Koh Lanta.
They envisioned a personal paradise, a place where children could learn about and inherit a love for nature.
They fell in love with the vivid azure cove, golden strips of sand and the verdant green of the surrounding
mountains and realized that such beauty was meant to be shared. So for the next 30 years, the two of them,
with a group of like-minded family and friends as business partners, built the Pimalai estate. Unlike the rest of
Koh Lanta which had given way to resorts, beach vendors and the hectic buzz of tourism, the natural setting
of Pimalai remains virtually untouched up to this day.
Pimalai is centered around the idea that peace with nature leads to peace on the estate. As such, every detail
from its location, to the construction of the resort facilities, was planned and executed with the goal of
complementing, not competing with the original environment. We stay true to this belief so that we will always
be able to offer guests natural comfort and solace from the hustle and bustle of life.
(link to Pimalai Way PDF)
Pimalai is a promise – one of peace and nurturing seclusion.
Every aspect of the Pimalai resort experience, from the location and facilities to our staff service, works in unity
to provide you and your loved ones with the rest and relaxation you deserve. Maintaining our guests’ comfort
and ensuring that they enjoy their own personal space is our ultimate priority. We seek to fulfill your every need,
without intruding on your rest and solitude.
Fall asleep to the whispers of the waves and wake up each morning to nature’s calming breeze. Away from the
traffic and vendors, the sun, sea, and sky is all yours. It’s the reason Pimalai is Koh Lanta’s best kept secret, one
that’s just too tempting not to share.
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. Located away from other resorts and the hectic buzz
of tourism on Koh Lanta, guests are free to relax and rejuvenate in their rooms and villas, right within the heart
From location to interior design, every aspect of the resort was hand-picked by the Pimalai’s owners and their
business partners. They traveled to their favorite hotels in Bali in search of design inspiration that integrated
exotic luxury with earthy appeal, incorporating the highlights of each location, and just a touch of Southern
Thai elements, to the design of Pimalai.
Perched on the slope of a hill, above the bay and lush grounds, the owners trekked up in search of the best
viewpoint for each location and facility, selecting unique spots and positions which would best contribute to
the Pimalai experience.
With a wide array of well developed facilities, you’ll always be spoilt for choice. Experience Pimalai’s 35-meter
long fresh water infinity swimming pool at the resort, equipped with Jacuzzi jets at the attached pavilion, perfect
for a refreshing swim. Or try out the stunning in"inity pool at the pool villa’s estate. Located 50 meters above sea
level, the pool offers guests a breathtaking 180-degree view of the bay below.
There are many dining options at Pimalai, with three restaurants specializing in different kinds of cuisines, as well
as relaxing bars providing guests with breathtaking view of the bay. Guests are also free to keep healthy at our
fitness center with high quality equipment, and tennis courts. Or perhaps choose indulgence with some of Pimalai
Spa’s relaxing treatments. Many have also enjoyed unique diving experiences at our on-site Gold Palm PADI dive
center (operating all year round) or embarked on our island discovery cruises with our privately run boats. Guests
are also free to pick up some signature Thai souvenirs for their friends and family back home at our resort shop.
Enjoy a wide selection of books, newspapers DVDs and CDs at our Library & Internet Lounges, one located
adjacent to the resort, and the other at the Pool Villa’s estate. Stay in touch with family and friends with our free
internet service at the Library Lounge or in the comfort of your own room. Pimalai is also equipped with a conference room which provides ease and convenience to our business visitors.
Getting to Us
There’s a reason Pimalai is Koh Lanta’s best kept secret. Tucked away in the lush greenery of Koh Lanta, our secret
sanctuary is only reachable via the resort’s private boat from the mainland Banhuahin pier. Aboard our private
cruiser, guests are able to experience the beautiful sights and sounds surrounding Koh Lanta. From scenic little
islands away from the hustle and bustle of the major tourist areas, to fishing villages, and of course, Andaman’s
For more information on boat timetable and fares, please click here.
Prior to this, guests are advised to book a flight landing at Krabi International Airport either in the morning or early
afternoon to ensure a timely boat ride to the resort. Direct flights from Singapore to Krabi are available 3 times
a week, along with flights from various other countries around the world. Flight connections to Krabi via Suvarna-
bhumi and Don Mueang International Airports are also available.
For more information on flights, please click here.
Transportation by road from Krabi, Phuket or Trang airports can also be arranged by the resort. It’ll take about
50 minutes from Krabi Airport, 3 hours from Phuket Airport, and 1 hour and 30 minutes from Trang Airport.
The journey will bring you to Banhuahin pier where the resort’s private jetty is located.
For more information on airport to pier transfers and vice versa, please click here.