Pimalai was named as the ‘Best Overseas Hotel’ by Voyage Magazine, the leading high-end travel magazine in China which is read by elite travellers who have passion for exploring the world. The Voyage Best Hotels Awards, which have been running for 10 years, are judged through a variety of editorial hotel visits, independent judging, online voting and new media exchanges, to ensure that each winner is truly deserving of their title.
The theme of these awards was ‘Reshaping the Hotel Experience’, and this accolade reflects how Pimalai is successfully creating world-class guest journeys that are in harmony with the unique environment and culture of their destination, including island excursions, local area encounters and immersive activities such as yoga, Thai cooking classes and Muay Thai boxing.
The highly-acclaimed Pimalai Spa added to its long list of awards and accolades in 2020
Pimalai is a sanctuary of serenity, and one of the most popular activities for guests at the resort is to enjoy a body treatment at the Pimalai Spa. This world-class wellness centre was celebrated once again, as it was named as the winner of the ‘Luxury Spa Resort – Thailand’ category in the 10th annual Luxury Spa Awards, which are voted for by over 250,000 international travelers.
This haven of tranquillity was also judged as having the ‘Best Treatment Menu’, in Conde Nast Johansens’ ‘Awards for Excellence 2021 – Luxury Spas Shortlist’. This global collection of independent luxury spas is updated and approved annually by a team of local experts, ensuring the best experiences for its high-end clientele.
Dining at Pimalai is always a highly-anticipated affair, as the resort is home to three of the best restaurants in Krabi province. These include Seven Seas, the beautiful beachfront venue that was named as the top ‘Luxury Resort Restaurant’ in Thailand at the fifth annual World Luxury Restaurant Awards. Specialising in the finest and freshest seafood, overlooking the Andaman Sea, this is a truly magical place to dine and unwind.
Finally, Pimalai has been recognised by the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s (TAT) ‘Responsible Thailand Awards’, which were created to honour the champions of sustainable tourism and hospitality. The resort was named as the runner-up in the ‘Hotel’ category. The TAT highlighted Pimalai’s work with 15 local schools and its ambitious five-year targets to slash energy consumption and waste as examples of how this responsible resort is helping to the spread the benefits of tourism across the entire island.
These five accolades reflect the sheer quality of services and facilities that await visitors at Pimalai. Nestled in 100 acres of tropical jungle, cascading gently down to a 900-metre stretch of pure white sand at Kantiang Bay, Pimalai features a collection of spacious rooms, standalone suites and pool villas, world-class restaurants, a soothing spa, sports centre, tennis court, water sports, diving and snorkelling trips, and a wealth of immersive activities and offshore excursions.
“At Pimalai, we strive to create unsurpassed guest experiences that blend seamlessly with the wonders of Koh Lanta. The recent months have been challenging for everyone involved in the tourism and hospitality industries, but these awards show that we have remained focused on our goals. Our discerning clients visit us because they enjoy a more idyllic and organic way of life – they want to push the reset button and revive their bodies and minds. I would like to thank everyone who voted for us; they inspire us to achieve even greater things in future,” commented Patrice Landrein, Pimalai’s General Manager.
Popular with A-list celebrities, top executives and honeymooners, Pimalai is a serene sanctuary where travelers can escape the stress and strain of daily life and unwind in an unspoiled natural paradise. It is little wonder that this five-star retreat has also won a series of TripAdvisor ‘Best of the Best’ awards, putting it in the top 1% of hotels and resorts worldwide.