Pimalai Resort & Spa, the iconic five-star retreat on Koh Lanta, has always strived to be one of the finest resorts in the world. Now, this blissful beachfront property can officially take its place at the top table of global hospitality, having achieved four 2020 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Awards.
These prestigious accolades are the highest honours offered by Tripadvisor, the world’s largest online travel review site. They represent the pinnacle of global travel – the top 1% of places to visit, stay and dine around the world, based on the ratings and reviews of a global community of travellers.
In the 2020 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Awards (previously known as Travelers’ Choice), Pimalai came second in the “Top 25 Luxury Hotels – Thailand” category, and achieved an impressive sixth place in the “Top 25 Hotels – Thailand” category. The resort also came tenth in two other categories: “Top 25 Hotels for Service – Thailand” and “Top 25 Hotels for Romance – Thailand”.
These honours reflect the sheer quality of services, facilities and experiences that awaits guests at Pimalai, which is popular with A-list celebrities, top executives and honeymooners looking for privacy, and also has outstanding facilities for families. Nestled in 100 acres of tropical jungle, cascading gently down to a 900-metre stretch of pure white sand at Kantiang Bay, Pimalai features a collection of spacious rooms, standalone suites and pool villas, world-class restaurants, a soothing spa, sports centre, tennis court, water sports and a wealth of immersive activities, island tours and offshore excursions.
Guests from Thailand and all over the world can discover or come back to this award-winning resort with a pair of promotions. Under the Serene Sanctuary package, rates start from THB 16,425 for a three-night stay in a Deluxe Room for two people, plus daily breakfast, roundtrip airport transfers, complimentary Wi-Fi, and one three-course à la carte dinner. Alternatively, The Ultimate Dream package starts from THB 32,875 for a five-night stay for two guests, including breakfast, a three-course à la carte dinner, an aromatic massage at the Pimalai Spa and an island excursion.
These two enticing offers are available from now until 31st October 2021, with rates available for different room types, including two-bedroom Pavilion Suites, one-, two- and three-bedroom Hillside Ocean View Pool Villas, and two- and three-Bedroom Beachside Villas. Some blackout dates and other terms and conditions may apply.
Following feedback from almost 3,000 past guests, Pimalai has a perfect “five out of five” bubble rating on Tripadvisor. To further elevate the standard of its stays, Pimalai has completed a renovation of its 20 Hillside Ocean View Pool Villas in collaboration with P49, the renowned Thai interior design studio.
These spectacular pool villas offer between 204 and 422 square metres of luxurious living space, including an outdoor terrace and sala overlooking the Andaman Sea, a large living area with sofa and kitchen, separate bedrooms, and a large private outdoor infinity pool. Following the refurbishment, these premium residences now feature refreshed bathrooms which are adorned with contemporary design concept inspired by marine colours, contours and movements.
“At Pimalai, we strive to create unsurpassed guest experiences in a breath-taking setting. Our timeless blend of seclusion, serenity and luxury has always been popular with our regular visitors. Having achieved four Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Awards, we are proud to call ourselves one of the top 1% of hotels and resorts worldwide. This is a wonderful time for guests to discover the bewitching beauty of Koh Lanta and the best of Thai hospitality,” said Patrice Landrein, Pimalai’s General Manager.
Guests can rest assured that their safety and wellbeing is Pimalai’s top priority. The “Pimalai Care” programme comprises a series of innovative health and hygiene measures, including 24-hour vacancy periods between bookings, ozone sanitisation in guestrooms, heat cleaning in the kitchens, and three disinfection tunnels. Personal space and social distancing are guaranteed at Pimalai; all rooms and villas are separated by at least two metres, there are no corridors or elevators, and all pools, F&B outlets and facilities are blessed with fresh air.