Pimalai Resort & Spa, the iconic five-star retreat on Koh Lanta, is a proud custodian of Thailand’s environment, on land and at sea. Ever since it opened 20 years ago, the resort has pioneered conservation programmes to preserve Mu Ko Lanta National Park – a 134-square kilometre expanse of tropical waters, unspoiled islands, hidden coves and captivating coastlines in southern Thailand’s Krabi province, which is blessed with an abundance of flora and fauna, including lush jungles and vibrant marine life.With such a deep and passionate commitment to these rich ecosystems, Pimalai fully supports the annual closure of most offshore islands in the national park, to allow marine life to recover and replenish. This year, the restrictions come into force on 16th May and will run until 14th October 2021.
To experience the beauty of Mu Ko Lanta National Park before its annual closure, Pimalai is inviting guests to enjoy a choice of eco-sensitive excursions to exotic offshore islands. With a fleet of seven boats, all skippered by professional captains who have a deep knowledge of the local area, all guests can be assured of an adventure that lives long in the memory.
The “Fabulous Koh Rok” tour is a scenic one-hour boat ride to Koh Rok, a pair of paradise islands lined with powder-soft sandy beaches and lapped by warm, shallow seas. Following an hour of swimming and snorkelling, guests will be treated to a delicious onboard lunch, before embarking on a sightseeing cruise around Koh Rok, with even more opportunities to plunge into the inviting ocean and uncover the enthralling underwater world.
Alternatively, the “Koh Haa Sunset” adventure transports guests to Koh Haa (“Five Islands”) – a breath-taking collection of limestone islets which enclose a dazzling aquamarine lagoon, a technicolour coral reef and a pure white beach. This provides the perfect spot for an afternoon of swimming and snorkelling. The leisurely journey back to Pimalai will be enhanced with canapés and cool drinks, including wine and beer, as the sun sets over the Andaman Sea.
Back at the resort, Pimalai promises a wide variety of low-impact beach activities. Guests can kayak, windsurf, paddle-board, body-board or even learn how to sail with complimentary equipment hire, or take part in games of beach football, volleyball and pétanque. To preserve the peace and tranquility, no motorised water sports are permitted at Pimalai.
Nestled in 100 acres of tropical jungle, cascading gently down to a 900-metre stretch of pure white sand at Kantiang Bay, and blessed with five-star accommodation and world-class facilities, Pimalai is a serene sanctuary where travellers can escape the stress and strain of daily life. Now, Thai residents have the opportunity to double their time in paradise with a tempting “two-for-one” offer! Guests who self-drive or fly-drive to Pimalai (with car rental available at Krabi Airport) will receive one free night for every paid night in choice of stylish rooms, spacious suites and luxurious villas. For example, a two-night break will be offered for the price of one night, a four-night retreat is available for the price of two nights, and guests who book an immersive two-week vacation will pay for only seven nights! All rates include daily breakfast for two people.
“The annual six-month closure of Mu Ko Lanta National Park is vital, as it prevents over-tourism and allows marine ecosystems and coral reefs to recover and flourish. Pimalai has always promoted this kind of responsible destination management, as it ensures the long-term future of our unique environment. It also runs hand-in-hand with our own coral propagation programmes. For the next two months, we invite our experience-seeking guests to enjoy small-scale, low-impact excursions to enchanting islands such as Koh Haa and Koh Rok, before they are returned to nature for the rainy season,” said Patrice Landrein, Pimalai’s General Manager.
The “Drive to Koh Lanta” promotion is available from now until 30th September 2021, with rates starting from just THB 5,555 for two nights in a Deluxe Room – including one FREE night! For travellers flying to Krabi Airport, car hire is available from only THB 650 per day, including full first-class insurance coverage.
For more information and to book your next adventure in Koh Lanta, please visit pimalai.com/promotion/drive-