Experience-seeking couples invited to indulge in a wide range of adventures and activities together, from island excursions and world-class water sports to soothing spa therapies, fantastic food and more
KOH LANTA, THAILAND: Pimalai Resort & Spa, the natural five-star retreat on the tropical Thai island of Koh Lanta, is a dreamy destination that immerses couples in seclusion and serenity. Nestled within 100 acres of lush jungle, cascading gently down to a 900-metre stretch of pure white sand at Kantiang Bay, far from the tourist crowds, this is a romantic retreat like no other.
Pimalai understands however, that no two relationships are the same. Many modern couples do not only want to gaze into each other’s eyes; they want to share authentic experiences, learn new skills and feel an adrenaline rush. Most importantly, they want to write a new chapter in their unique love story. Pimalai sets the stage for these personalised tales of adventure.
With calm seas and clear skies, November is the perfect time to explore this pristine, eco-sensitive paradise. Mu Ko Lanta National Park reopens on 15th October following its annual restoration, and Pimalai has created a series of small-scale excursions into this spectacular seascape. The “Koh Haa Snorkelling & Sunset” adventure transports travellers to a collection of limestone islets enclosing a dazzling aquamarine lagoon, while the “Fabulous Koh Rok” cruise offers swimming and snorkelling in warm, crystal clear waters around one of the area’s most enchanting islands. Couples who love to feel the splash of the waves can also take part in non-motorised water sports such as kayaking, paddle-boarding, body-boarding, windsurfing and sailing, potentially creating a lifelong passion they can share together.
Back on dry land, a series of locally-inspired, low-impact activities can customise every vacation. From high-energy muay Thai boxing lessons to free-spirited cycling trips around Koh Lanta and intrepid treks to Klong Chak waterfall or Lam Tanode, the island’s famous lighthouse, couples will feel their hearts beat faster. The outstanding Sports Centre features tennis, badminton and basketball courts to let guests work up a sweat, and two elevated, ocean-facing infinity pools provide the ultimate way to cool off.
There can be few more romantic settings than the award-winning Pimalai Spa. Hidden within the forest, surrounded by rippling pools, century-old trees and fragrant flowers, visitors can unwind and enjoy world-class wellness therapies, including dedicated couples’ treatments. For the ultimate indulgence, “Pimalai’s Signature Package” blends a private herbal steam bath, jacuzzi, green tea body wrap, full-body massage, facial and healthy dining. Pimalai’s professional therapists also provide complimentary spa classes that allow guests to learn the ancient art of Thai wellness, including massage techniques – a wonderful new skill that can help relationships keep their spark alive long after the vacation ends.
The heady flavours and fragrances of Thai cuisine have been proven to stimulate the senses and enflame the emotions. Couples can learn this epicurean artform with a cooking class that lets them pick fresh herbs from the organic garden and create highly authentic Thai dishes, before being presented with a recipe guide and souvenir Pimalai apron to take home. And of course, guests who do want to gaze into each other’s eyes – while also savouring sensational cuisine and reflecting on their day of shared adventures – can arrange a private beachfront dinner at a candlelit table for two, as the waves lap gently on the shore.
A choice of heavenly Hillside Ocean View Villas, nestled in the jungle up to 80 meters above sea-level, or blissful Beachside Villas set on the soft sands and lapped by the sea, let travellers to unwind in space, style and seclusion with endless ocean views and private pools. Naturally, Pimalai can organise private land and sea private transfers to and from Krabi International Airport.
“Romance is a deeply personal notion and not everyone is excited by hearts, flowers and chocolates. At Pimalai, our lifestyle-seeking clientele have a wealth of inspiring, eco-friendly experiences that will let them feel connected with the soul of their destination – and each other. By blending our stunning, unspoilt setting with world-class facilities and an amazing array of activities, we can help every couple write the next chapter in their personal love story,” said Charintip Tiyaphorn, Owner Representative of Pimalai Resort & Spa.
Pimalai has created enticing offers for couples who want to revel in the romance of Koh Lanta this November. Under the “Early Bird Promotion”, those who stay between 1st November to 20th December 2022 will benefit from a 30% discount if they book 60 or more days in advance. Guests who book 14-29 days in advance will get 10% off and reservations made 30-59 days in advance will receive a 20% discount. Alternatively, travellers who want to linger longer in paradise will benefit from the “Long Stay Promotion”. For stays taken between 1st November to 20th December 2022, visitors who book a five-night stay will pay for just four nights, and those who stay for 10 nights will pay for only seven nights!
Pimalai is one of only 26 global properties to form part of Small Luxury Hotels of the World’s (SLH) Considerate Collection, an exclusive community of socially responsible and eco-conscious five-star hotels. It was also recently named as the best hotel in Thailand in the Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice “Best of the Best Awards” for 2022.