As this pristine ecosystem reopens after restoration, Pimalai welcomes travellers with a series of small-scale excursions to Koh Haa and Koh Rok.
Koh Haa, or “Five Islands”, is an idyllic destination for swimming and snorkelling in the crystal clear sea
Mu Ko Lanta National Park is a breath-taking natural paradise – 134 square kilometres of turquoise waters, unspoiled islands, hidden coves and captivating coastlines in southern Thailand’s Krabi province, blessed with an abundance of flora and fauna, including lush jungles and vibrant marine life.
Every year, this tropical wonderland is closed for six months to allow its delicate ecology to be refreshed and replenished. Pimalai Resort & Spa, the five-star sanctuary on Koh Lanta, fully supports the closure and works with local authorities to protect and preserve the area. Now, Mu Ko Lanta National Park has reopened to visitors following its annual restoration – and Pimalai’s responsible, experience-seeking clientele will be among the first to witness it. To celebrate this important occasion, the property has relaunched immersive, small-scale excursions to two of the region’s most idyllic islands: Koh Haa and Koh Rok.
The “Koh Haa Snorkelling & Sunset” adventure transports travellers to Koh Haa (“Five Islands”) – a captivating collection of limestone islets that 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 boat ride back to Pimalai will be enhanced with onboard canapés and cool drinks, including wine and beer, as the sun sets over the Andaman Sea.
Alternatively, the “Fabulous Koh Rok” tour is a scenic one-hour boat trip to Koh Rok, a pair of paradise islands lined with powder-soft sandy beaches and lapped by warm, crystal clear waters. 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 sparkling sea and uncover the enthralling underwater world.
Pimalai’s “Fabulous Koh Rok” excursion offers the ultimate desert island experience for eco-conscious explorers
Pimalai’s fleet of seven boats are all skippered by professional captains who have a deep knowledge of the local area, to ensures that all visitors enjoy adventures that lives long in the memory, in harmony with the environment.
With just 121 stylish rooms, spacious suites and spectacular villas, all nestled in 100 acres of nature and cascading down to a 900-metre-long soft sandy beach, Pimalai is a haven of tranquillity. When guests are not discovering the wonders of Mu Ko Lanta National Park, they can take part in a wide range of low-impact activities such as non-motorised water sports, Thai cooking classes, muay Thai boxing lessons, yoga sessions, soothing treatments at award-winning Pimalai Spa, and trekking along jungle trails. This heavenly hideaway also features a kids’ club, world-class restaurants, a Sports Centre with tennis, badminton and basketball courts, a running track, cycling trails, and two infinity pools that appear suspended in the forest canopy, overlooking the ocean.
“At Pimalai, we feel a deep connection with Mu Ko Lanta National Park – and a deep responsibility to preserve it for future generations. That’s why we conduct regular coastal cleaning activities, do not allow motorised water sports and only permit small-scale, eco-sensitive excursions in the area. We are delighted to invite our conscientious guests to explore this pristine paradise now it has reopened. Following five months of replenishing rains and no human interference, this idyllic area will be looking more breath-taking than ever,” said Charintip Tiyaphorn, Pimalai’s Owner Representative.
The coral reef at Koh Haa is home to an amazing array of undersea life, including many species of tropical fish
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.
Pimalai is now offering significant savings for curious explorers who want to experience the reopening of Mu Ko Lanta National Park. Up to 30% discount is available for advance purchase. For details, please contact their sales and reservation office or click here. Rates start from THB 6,652 net per night and include daily breakfast and a roundtrip Krabi Airport transfer for 2 people.