Discover an alternative side to Thailand
Inviting travellers to discover a truly unspoilt side to Thailand, Pimalai Resort and Spa, situated on one of the country’s finest beaches, has launched a new Island Discovery package available exclusively between July and October.
The package encourages visitors to fully immerse themselves in Koh Lanta and its surrounding islands – since welcoming visitors three decades ago, little has changed, beaches without footprints sprawl beneath rainforest canopies whilst local women fry up rotis and motorbikes pass by. Life slows to a hum on the island, that has thus far avoided the throngs of tourists that have taken over many of Thailand’s other resort destinations, guaranteeing a true authentic Thai experience to those who visit.
Offering guests seclusion and experiences unique to the island, Pimalai Resort and Spa boasts breath-taking views over the Andaman Coast, whether it be from the infinity pool or one of the hillside ocean view villas. Spread across 40 hectares of lush hillside and beachfront, the 121-room property has become a favourite for A-Listers and repeat visitors seeking unrefined luxury, away from the hustle and bustle of the better-known islands. Actively encouraging guests to go out and explore, the resort offers a variety of activities whether it be scenic excursions to neighbouring islands or scuba diving with whale sharks, through the dive centre, Scubafish, whom the resort has a partnership with – there are bucket-list worthy experiences to suit every type of traveller.
Boasting three delectable restaurants, from RAK Talay, which serves up signature Thai dishes and is located directly on the beach to the resort’s À la carte Seven Seas, which is the perfect spot for an intimate dinner, guests can watch the sunset on Kantiang Bay whilst sipping on signature cocktails and tucking into succulent seafood and steaks. And after a day of excursions guests are invited to relax at the award-winning spa, winner of the World Luxury Spa award. Expect to find treatments that combine traditional and contemporary techniques intended to rejuvenate the mind, body and soul, including a Thai Lanna Herbal Wrap and an Andaman Sea Salt Scrub.
The sense of exclusivity begins from the moment guests reach the mainland pier. While other travellers queue to board the public car ferry, resort guests are swept away from the traffic to the private Pimalai jetty. Already a USP, the hotel capitalises on this unparalleled experience by upgrading the F&B offerings (sparkling wine, canapés) and make guests feel extra special before they have even arrived.
Kantiang is often cited as one of Thailand’s best (under-the-radar) beaches. No trip to Koh Lanta would be complete without the pilgrimage to the southern tip of the island. Impressively, however, the beach remains clean, uncluttered and charismatic. Set against the backdrop of beautiful foliage, what sets Kantiang apart from many of the country’s other beautiful bays is the lack of development.
Valid until 31st October to book. The Island Discovery Package includes a three-night stay at Pimalai Resort and Spa in a Deluxe Room on a B&B basis from £627, including transfers from Krabi airport, price is based on two adults. The package includes a three-course á la carte dinner at signature Seven Seas Restaurant, with one island excursion including lunch and non-motorised water sports, tennis and access to the gym.
To book or for more information visit: pimalai.com.