The island of Koh Lanta, off the coast of Southern Thailand is known for its pristine ocean and secluded sandy beaches. Vacationers enjoy awesome scuba diving and romantic walks along sandy beaches.
Stay at the Pimalai Resort & Spa which offers a choice of rooms and pool villas just steps from a sandy beach. You will be surrounded by a lush tropical rainforest on one side and open ocean views on another. The resort is set on 100 acres, offering its guests plenty of privacy. There are just 121 guest accommodations decorated with clean lines.
One of the distinguishing features of this relaxing resort is the award winning spa built like a small village within the resort, featuring charming straw roofed Salas which blend with the surrounding jungle. Each treatment room was built using native wood, stone, bamboo and ceramics. It's a good idea to book your treatments before you arrive to make sure that you get all the services of your choice.
In addition to diving, vacationers can enjoy a wide selection of water sports and beach activities free of charge, including canoes, windsurf board, sailing boat and boogie boards. There are no motorized water sports on the island which contributes to the peaceful ambiance. If you are traveling with the whole family, kids can borrow beach toys, soccer balls, frisbees and other gear.
Pimalai Resort offers a great base for exploring the nearby islands and the Lanta Marine National Park which offers great snorkeling. Visit the Emerald cave with its long tunnel ending in a lagoon.
Other fun activities in include seasonal sunset cruises, Thai cooking lessons, biking, elephant trekking and other tours.
Rates at Pimalai start at 8,500 THB. The resort is about one hour by boat from the mainland.