After being hunkered down for the past few months, dreams of hitting the sand is now one step closer to reality. For those who have considered Thailand as their favoured destination, the secret escapade to experience—with resumption of international travel—is the 121-room Pimalai Resort & Spa.
Located on low-key Koh Lanta and a long-favoured escape for A-listers and the jet-set elite, the resort is easily reached via the Krabi airport or by road, and is spread languorously across 100 acres of lush tropical forests, as well as possessing a magnificent beach stretching for nearly a kilometre. Amid this blissful seclusion, you can finally begin to make up for lost time—in relaxation that is—with massages, scrubs, a Jacuzzi and a choice of two infinity pools to boot.
Then, a jaunt across the turquoise sea to refresh both mind and spirit. Unlike the bustling waterways of other more popular islands, Pimalai Resort’s aquatic excursions take you onto pristine shores and among bountiful coral reefs without the worry of crowds. On land, you can shake off the strangeness of 2020 with a rejuvenating forest walk, cultural tours around the island, and bicycle adventures to discover its laid-back bars.
The resort’s recently unveiled Secret Sanctuary Package offers a choice of Beachside Villas (three nights at the two-bedroom starting at THB74,025) and Hillside Pool Villas (three nights at the one-bedroom starting at THB40,500 or roughly RM5,627) for you to maintain your privacy and social distancing among incredibly luxurious surroundings.
Deluxe accommodations under Pimalai Resort’s Secret Sanctuary package start from THB16,425 (about RM2,282) for three-night stays which also include a three-course a la carte dinner for two. You will find two exceptional dining options—and rated among Thailand’s best – on the property. Savour delicious Thai cuisine at the Rak Talay beachfront restaurant, and fine dine creations by chefs who have served at Michelin-starred restaurants at the Seven Seas dining room, nestled amid the estate’s verdant jungle foliage.
Do you wish you were here? Enter our reader survey running now until 31 August and stand a chance to win two-nights at Pimalai Resort & Spa’s Hillside Oceanview Pool Villa for two, with daily breakfast and Krabi Airport transfer with validity of the prize carrying through to 31 July, 2021.)