Is this Thailand’s best-kept underwater secret?
Inviting guests to discover the magnificent marine life of the Andaman sea, Pimalai Resort and Spa have launched a new scuba diving programme where guests of the resort are able to get closer to nature and join the graceful giant of the ocean, the whale shark in its natural habitat.
Enticing guests to discover Koh Haa’s magical marine sea life like never before, the ‘Diving in Koh Haa’ experience encourages divers to explore the glistening turquoise waters of Koh Lanta throughout February to May when whale shark sightings are at its most frequent. The ability to grow up to 12 metres in length, the presence of these gentle creatures is declining in many of Thailand’s more established dive spots, however sightings around Koh Haa are a more regular occurrence, meaning visitors to the island are more likely than ever to encounter one diving.
Thanks to Pimalai’s partnership with Scubafish, the PADI 5-Star, Gold Palm and IDC-certified dive centre, guests have the opportunity to explore this exquisite tropical jewel with unmissable excursions. With 12 dive sites to choose from, guests are truly spoilt for choice and won’t want to leave the allure of the ocean. The shallow, crystal clear waters of the lagoon are simply breath-taking, with high visibility and a dazzling diversity of tropical marine life, making it ideal for first-timers. Alternatively, more experienced divers can head to sites such as The Chimney, which is home to a complex cave system and creatures such as sea snakes and lionfish, guaranteeing a memorable dive for those exploring.
On land, Pimalai, Koh Lanta’s first five-star resort, remains the place to be on this idyllic island. Located on Kantiang Bay, arguably one of Thailand’s best beaches and spread across 40 hectares of lush hillside and beachfront, this 121-room property has become favourite for A-listers and repeat visitors seeking unrefined luxury, away from the hustle and bustle and crowds of Thailand’s better-known islands.
The resort is inviting guests to experience Koh Haa’s magical marine world like never before, with a special “Diving in Koh Haa” package that includes a choice of accommodation, daily breakfast and a dive trip to Koh Haa (two dives included), all equipment and the National Marine Park entry fee is also included within the price. After a day of underwater exploration, guests can return to the resort and savour a three-course à la carte dinner at Pimalai’s Seven Seas Restaurant whilst taking in the stunning views of the bay, then end the day with a one-hour tranquillising aroma massage at the Spa.
Address: 5 Krabi, Lang Sod pier – Koh Lanta, Tambon Ko Lanta Yai, Amphoe Ko Lanta, Chang Wat Krabi 81150, Thailand
Phone: +66 75 607 999