lowest rates from

175 USD

Pimalai Resort & Spa lies on a remote and beautiful beach at the far south of Koh Lanta, one of Thailand's more natural beach destinations in southern Krabi province.As the first luxury resort on the island, Pimalai had the choice of beach locations and selected a huge and stunningly beautiful mountainside overlooking Kan Tiang Beach and bay. The resort now enjoys a huge area, most of it left as natural forest, and a beachfront that runs for hundreds of metres.

One of the most luxurious and exclusive of all Andaman beach destinations, Pimalai combines the finest of resort ingredients; 5-star comforts, the natural beauty of a stunning beach plus environmental harmony. Far from the busy beaches at the north of Koh Lanta, Pimalai offers supreme tranquillity and privacy where the only sound is that of small waves breaking on our sandy beach.

Pimalai was named No 3 on the list of Top 10 Most Romantic Thai Beachfront Resorts by The Beachfront Club.

beach surface

White sand


Sandy Beach


natural, luxurious, family-friendly, romantic

swimming suitability

Yes, but seasonal

recreation activities

windsurf board, sailing boat, boogie boards, Elephant Trekking
star rating
price range
year built 2001
check-in / check-out 14:00/12:00
total Nº of rooms 121
Nº restaurants 4
Nº of swimming pools 1
Nº bars 2
internet access free
non-smoking rooms
airport transfers
health club
spa & treatments
satellite TV
beachfront gardens

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Aerial video of Pimalai Resort & Spa, Kan Tiang Bay, Koh Lanta shot in Jan 2016 by John Everingham.

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 glittering waters.

The Beach Villas Three Bedrooms

650 m2

With a living space of approximately 650 square meters and decorated in a classy contemporary Thai style, the Beach Villa Three Bedrooms consists of 3 air conditioned bedrooms with large bathrooms equipped with outdoor bathtub.

The Beach Villas One Bedroom

150 m2

The Beach Villas One Bedroom are set within a landscaped garden and facing the sea. Their living space including the outdoor wooden deck is approximately 150 square meters.

The Beach Villas Two Bedrooms

350 m2

The Beach Villas Two Bedrooms are set within a landscaped garden and facing the sea. With a living space of about 350 square meters and decorated in a classy contemporary Thai style, these Villas consists of 2 air-conditioning bedrooms with large bathrooms equipped with outdoor bathtub.

Pool Villa

204 m2

Indulge in luxury and experience PimalaiΓÇÖs signature Thai elegance with our Pool Villas. The Napalai, Laddalai and Pimalai pool villas stand amidst the lush green hillside, on an area ranging from 700 to 1000 square meters, allowing guests to truly experience nature at their doorsteps. Overlooking the majestic Kan Tiang bay, experience contemporary Thai architectural style in a modern and contemporary living space. Located 60 ΓÇô 80 meters above sea level, guests will enjoy astounding views of the sea from the comforts of their rooms. Soak in some sun at your own private sundeck, or take a dip in your own personal infinity-edge pool.

Pool Villa Three Bedrooms

422 m2

Each villa has a total living area of 422 square meters and is built on a hillside covering an area ranging from 700 to 1000 square meters. Spacious, elegant and unpretentious in their architectural design, it provides commanding views of Kan Tiang bay and the surrounding lush tropical forest.

Bayfront Deluxe Rooms

70 m2

At our Bayfront Deluxe Rooms, youΓÇÖre just a step away from natureΓÇÖs astounding beauty and the tranquil calm of the sea. With an astounding view of the sea, the Bayfront Deluxe rooms offer visitors a truly natural living space with polished teak wood flooring, rich Thai cotton and silk upholstery and rattan curtains. WhatΓÇÖs more, the room is fitted with Siamese artifacts to emphasise that truly authentic Thai feel. Built to deliver luxury, each room is equipped with a large bathroom, consisting of double vanity basins, separate walk-in showers and toilets, and an elegant bathtub. The bathroom also offers partial views of the bay and the garden. The large outdoor veranda provides you with great views of the bay and the Andaman Sea.

Deluxe Rooms

48 m2

Surrounded by lush greenery and the endless ocean, enjoy Koh LantaΓÇÖs serene landscape from the comforts of your own private balcony at PimalaiΓÇÖs deluxe rooms. These air-conditioned rooms are spacious at a minimum of 48 square meters, and are designed to keep you comfortable and well rested throughout your stay. WhatΓÇÖs more, the rooms are fitted with polished teak wood flooring and rattan curtains, and youΓÇÖll even be able to have your pick of either a king size bed or twin beds accompanied with rich, luxurious Thai fabric to help you achieve that much needed slumber. Guests will enjoy either a partial sea view or a view of the gardens. The bathroom, featuring an elegant bathtub, separate walk-in showers and toilets, either open up into the bed- room or overlook quaint gardens.

Pavilion Suite

110 m2

For a taste of luxury and elegance, try our one bedroom or two bedroom Pavilion Suite. All master bedrooms have been equipped with a king-size bed, and elegant traditional Thai style interior design elements, complete with polished teak wood flooring, rattan curtains and Siamese artifacts. Guests can enjoy a breathtaking sea view, just a stoneΓÇÖs throw away from the beach, a partial sea view, or a view of the gardens.In the two-bedroom Pavilion Suite, the second bedroom features plush twin beds and a large bathroom. The bathrooms for Pavilion Suite rooms overlook a private manicured garden, complete with an open-air shower. Each bathroom comes equipped with double vanity basins, separate walk-in showers and toilets and an elegantly fitted bathtub. The second bedroom, with its own separate entrance, is located at a distance from the master bedroom, and living room area, offering its occupants complete privacy.

Pool Villa One Bedroom

204 m2

Each villa has a total living area of 204 square meters and is built on a hillside covering an area ranging from 700 to 1000 square meters. Spacious, elegant and unpretentious in their architectural design, it provides commanding views of Kan Tiang bay and the surrounding lush tropical forest.

Pool Villa Two Bedrooms

279 m2

Each villa has a total living area of 279 squaremeters and is built on a hillside covering an area ranging from 700 to 1000 square meters. Spacious, elegant and unpretentious in their architectural design, it provides commanding views of Kan Tiang bay and the surrounding lush tropical forest.


Our exciting choices of 8 restaurants & bars including an ever popular beach bar, offer an extensive variety of cuisines to suit everyone's tastes. Each restaurant has its own style and ambience and is situated so as to provide a superb view of the pool and/or the Andaman Sea. We offer delicious traditional and tasty dishes for which Thai food are deservedly famous, plus the best recipes of seafood and international cuisine, all prepared with extra fresh ingredients, chosen with care by our cooks and chefs.

Spice N’ Rice Thai Restaurant

Spice N’ Rice!
From Organic Farm… to Thai Cuisine…
Pimalai’s Spice N’ Rice is a Thai restaurant serving authentic organic Thai food. In addition to participation in the hotel industry, Pimalai also owns a farm up north, in ChiangMai, known as the “Rim Ping Organic Farm”. For many years now, we have been working on growing our own vegetables, fruits and herbs, with the goal of presenting the freshest, healthiest and most delicious products available for the preparation of the variety of dishes offered at Spice N’ Rice.

Cuisine Thai

Hours Open for Breakfast, Open for Lunch, Open for Dinner

The Seven Seas Wine Bar & Restaurant

This restaurant provides a sea view that is unparalleled and an elegantly styled facility that is unbeatable. The restaurant and its show kitchen offers a comprehensive "a la carte" fusion style dinner menu which means that superior ingredients from all over the globe are marinated, cooked and served together on the same plate - generating a symphony of flavors in perfect harmony.

A wide-ranging collection of international wines has been assembled from which you can select an ideal accompaniment to your meal.

Hours Open for Dinner

Rak Talay Beach Bar & Restaurant

This bar and restaurant, is located right on the beach, nestled beneath towering trees from where guests can take in the sweeping views of the Andaman Sea and experience gentle southern breezes. The menu features casual light snacks, including salads, pasta pizzas and great sandwiches. In the evenings guest can choose from an abundant array of fresh, succulent seafood caught locally. Grilled, steamed or fried the chefs are there to prepare your favorite dish to your liking.

Hours Open for Dinner

The Banyan Tree Pool Side Café

Just adjacent to our new splendid 50 meters long infinity pool, this casual al fresco café proposes a great range of easy snacks, including pizzas, pastas & salads.

Hundreds of different labels from the old and the new worlds are available from the wine cellar, allowing patrons to complement great dining with great wines that are offered at very competitive prices.

Hours Open for Lunch, Open for Dinner

Dining In Villa

There are times when one wishes to relax and stay at home. If this is how you feel then we can help by providing an “in-home” dining option. Yes, you can have some home cooking prepared for you by your own chef who will come to your villa and barbeque a delicious meal and also arrange for accompanying refreshments of your choice. No need to dress up...just relax on your balcony, watch the sun go down, listen to the cicadas in the forest, look up at the stars and inhale the mouth watering aroma of exquisitely selected meat and seafood as they are barbequed to perfection; but unlike home, you don’t even have to do the dishes! Yes, we would like to spoil you.

Hours Open for Dinner

Romantic Diner on the beach

Vacation times are times that we use to escape from the hectic routines and duties imposed on ourselves, be it through work, decision making, keeping to a schedule, etc. Being a guest at Pimalai gives you the opportunity to relax and maybe to bring some romance back into a relationship by treating your partner to an especially romantic gift...a private dinner for 2 in your own secluded sala right by the beach. You can listen to the waves lapping the shore, see the sun sink into the shimmering Andaman Sea beyond the 5 island cluster of Koh Haa, silhouetted on the horizon. You may wish to indulge in a refreshing beverage before placing your meal request with your personal waiter. A platter of fresh fish, grilled to perfection, is recommended; accompanied by a suitable wine selected for the occasion. Champagne works wonders! When the darkness transforms the sky from vivid blue to star-filled black, the best place to be is at a private table for the two of you, with your feet in the sand,

Hours Open for Dinner

lounges and bars

Pool Bar

An informal spot for refreshing drinks and light snacks whilst sunbathing around our stunning infinity-edge swimming pool.

Hours Open for Lunch, Open for Dinner

Lobby Bar

The casual elegant open pavilion style lounges, set up 45 meters above sea level for Pimalai lobby bar and 60 meters for Pool Villa lobby bar serving cocktails, pre and after dinner drinks. The lobby bars offer unrivaled views across the Ba Kan Tiang bay towards a brilliant Thai sunset. For those who have brought a laptop with them this is an ideal spot to avail yourself of wireless internet connection.

Hours 24 Hours

services and facilities

40 years ago, Pimalai’s owner and developer fell in love with the lush hills and serene greenery of Koh Lanta. They envisioned building the perfect paradise here for their children. Several years later, dreams were turned into reality and they built Pimalai Resorts & Spa together.

Built on love, Pimalai Resort & Spa is the perfect place to say “I do”, or reconfirm your vows to that special someone.

Pledge your love for each other amidst the 100 acres of natural tropical surroundings, overlooking the beachfront which spans more than 900 meters at Koh Lanta, Krabi. Kan Tiang bay sets the scene with its serene, romantic back-drop, adding a touch of magic to your special day. After all, there’s a reason Pimalai was featured by the newspaper, the Independent (UK), in their list of the 50 best wedding destinations in the world.

Pimalai is also the ideal location for your honeymoon. You’ll fall head over heels in love with nature, just as you have for that special someone in your life. And you’ll finally understand why Pimalai is the perfect place to say “I love you” time and time again.

Nestled between the lush greenery of the jungle, quaint straw roofed Thai Salas adorned with stones, native wood, bamboo, iron, ropes and ceramics make up the iconic, award-winning Pimalai spa.

Pamper your body, mind and soul while enjoying nature’s soothing breeze and intoxicating scents. Indulge in our signature services and treatments to truly calm the senses and rejuvenate the mind. At Pimalai, our qualified and experienced therapists are always ready to provide you with world-class treatment and services to ensure that your stay with us is one you’ll remember forever.

A stunning 35-meters long refreshing fresh-water infinity-edge swimming pool is waiting for you to swim, float or enjoy the invigoration of the Jacuzzi jets in an attached pavilion; or perhaps you would prefer to lie on one of the sun-loungers under the palm trees while you enjoy the sea view, read a book, order a refreshment... or perchance to dream.

Pimalai offers business visitors a wide selection of venues for your business meetings. Our boardrooms/meeting rooms are well equipped to satisfy your business requirements. Our rooms are specially catered for groups of up to 60 people, allowing you the space to carry out your meetings in a comfortable setting.

Pimalai also provides our business guests with stylish accommodation and vast dining options and facilities which cater to all palates. Coupled with our signature world-class accommodating service and care, we do all we can to meet your business needs, leaving you free to conduct important business meetings and ventures in comfort and style.


99 Moo 5, Ba Kan Tiang Beach, Koh Lanta, Krabi 81150 Thailand
general email address
phone number
+66 (0) 75 607 999
+66 (0) 75 607 998

locations and attractions

Koh Lanta


Our beach resort at Pimalai, located on the south west coast of the island of Koh Lanta Yai in the province of Krabi, lies about 7 degrees north of the equator. Please see the map on the right. You may zoom in closer by clicking on the moving circles. Getting to Koh Lanta is easy even for a first time visitor. There are several flights per day to the town of Krabi from Bangkok. Overland transport or a combination of overland and boat travel can take you to the resort. Also, overland access may be made from the adjacent provinces of Trang, Phangna and Phuket. Several ferry boats ply between nearby islands and Koh Lanta.