A PARTNERED FEATURE
Take the plunge an experience the best diving in Thailand
Do you remember the first time you fell in love with nature? The first time you felt soft, warm sand between your toes or discovered that intoxicating scent of luscious greenery?
At Pimalai, rekindle your love for nature amidst lush tropical forests and the endless Andaman waters. Discover Koh Lanta’s best kept secret, nestled within the solitude and serenity of surrounding mountains.
The name Pimalai is derived from ancient Sanskrit, meaning, 'a little patch of Heaven'. True to its name, Pimalai brings you the perfect combination of nature and luxury, but one of a different kind - the luxury of being in a unique and exclusive environment, without the fuss that comes with it; the luxury of experiencing an out of the beaten track destination, and the luxury of being pampered by friendly island natives who not only perform their duties, but give you that little extra something that makes all the difference.
Built around a respect for nature, seek refuge in Pimalai for a luxurious and elegant beach resort experience with genuinely friendly service by a dedicated crew. Situated away from the hustle and bustle of crowded beaches and close to the Lanta Marine National Park, Pimalai is the perfect destination for that dream vacation, romantic wedding or honeymoon, diving trip or even business meetings. The 1 hour long journey to Koh Lanta via our resort’s speedboat from Krabi mainland may be tiring to some, but the incredible sights of Thailand’s smaller islands during this trip will be truly unforgettable.
Amidst 100 acres of tropical vegetation, direct access to over 900m of pristine sandy beach, lose yourself in the sights and sounds of nature, with buzzing cicadas, birds and eagles hovering majestically above, and mischievous squirrels and monkeys on the trees surrounding you. With 121 accommodation units comprising of serene villas, elegant suites and quaint rooms, this unique resort surrounded by famous snorkeling and diving spots takes you closer to nature than you could ever imagine.
Explore the diverese and abundant marine life of the southers Andaman Sea with ScubaFish@Pimalai. The dive centre is situated within the Pimalai Resort & Spa on the edge of a lush tropical rain forest on Ba Kantiang beach, only a short trip away from some of Thailand's best and most remote dive sites.
Shallow coves, deep drop off's, limestone outcrop's, seamounts, pinnacles, undersea caves and tunnels all form part of the diving adventures you can experience.
Koh Haa is formed of five beautiful limestone islands with a shallow lagoon and white powder beach. The islands are separated by deep water channels, and are known for exceptional visibility. Here you will find colorful coral gardens and fringing reefs, impressive walls, strange pinnacle formations, and huge cathedral like caves.
Phi Phi Islands
Phi Phi provides a stunning setting, with a number of good dive sites to choose from. With an average depth of 10 to 25m, the islands are popular with divers of all levels. It is famous the huge gorgonian fans found on the wall and ledges to the north of Koh Bida Nok. The limestone outcrops and pinnacles are covered with an amazing variety of soft corals and marine life. Turtles and leopard sharks are regular visitors to the area.
Hin Daeng (The Red Rock)The Red Rock, located 35km southwest of Koh Lanta. It's peak only just breaks the surface but underwater you will find a series of vertical walls and ledges that plunge down to more than 50m.
When conditions are good the visibility can exceed 35m, and looking up at the rock formation surrounded by dense clouds of shoaling fish is a magical experience. Everything here is bigger, and Hin Daeng attracts many pelagic species. Rainbow runners and giant barracuda hang motionless in menacing shoals, while jacks and tuna are in perpetual motion buzzing in on the unwary. Sharks and manta rays are seen regularly and if you are very lucky a whale shark.
Are you ready to uncover Koh Lanta’s best kept secret?
Pimalai Resort & Spa, Koh Lanta, Krabi, Thailand