Friday, June 13, 2014

Travel :: Pimalai Resort & Spa, Thailand


When Bri of DesignLoveFest posted about her Thailand trip, I eagerly read through her posts and comments time and time again.  The major takeaway I had from doing this was that we need to visit Koh Lanta.  Many explain the island to be what Ko Samui was 20 years ago...before it became covered with hotels, American chains {McDonalds!!}, and tourists galore.  We were looking for something quiet, tropical, and peaceful with just the right amount of seclusion.  After doing some research we decided that the Pimalai Resort & Spa fit the bill to perfection.  It is on what many say is the most beautiful beach in Koh Lanta.  It is set in 100 acres of lush tropical gardens and while it has four different restaurants on the property it also is within walking distance of several beach bars & restaurants to allow us easy access to cheap and authentic Thai food.

On days we want to be active, the hotel has it's own Dive Shop on property if we want to visit some of neighboring Koh Rok's famous dive sites.  It offers complimentary sail boats and kayaks.  We can rent a car or hire a driver through the hotel and spend the day exploring the island of Koh Lanta.  We can go on a sunset cruise with canap├ęs and wine.  Or, if we want to do nothing we can relax on the golden beach or in one of the hotel's infinity pools.  The beautiful spa is personally high on my list, and I definitely think we are going to take a cooking class.  All in all it looks like five days in heaven and I can't wait to visit!

17 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh that hotel looks wonderful! So so beautiful! Those views and the beaches, amazing!

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  2. This place looks absolutely dreamy!

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  3. Oh wow this place looks seriously divine!! Maybe we need to consider a trip to Thailand! :)

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  4. Molly...this looks amazing!! I would never want to leave. So excited for you. You are going to have such an incredible experience!


    www.taffetaandtulips.com

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  5. Nessa @ Living in SteilJune 13, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    Wow Molly!! This place looks amazing! I would love to spend a few days relaxing at this resort. I hope you have a wonderful time.

    Have a nice weekend!

    www.livinginsteil.com

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  6. These pictures are amazing! I had a layover in Thailand a few years ago, but I wasn't able to leave the airport..I've been wanting to plan a trip ever since! Enjoy your trip!
    xoxo,
    Brittany Blake
    accordingtobrittanyblake.blogspot.com

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  7. wow this looks so beautiful out there! I'd love to go to Thailand one day. This resort looks lush <3

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  8. AHH these are so beautiful!!!! I need to make a trip there!

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  9. I'm a self-proclaimed travel junkie, and I'm officially jealous. This resort looks AMAZING! Will definitely have to check back for updates and details. Have a great weekend!
    Megan // www.fyeahblog.com

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  10. holy molly! take.me.there.NOW!! Added to the wishlist of travels. Happy weekend friend!

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  11. Oh this is a truly wonderful destination! I can't wait until I can go on my next vacation!

    Sonya

    http://foreverornot.blogspot.com - blog about a Russian girl living in Oregon, USA with a passion for photography, traveling and exploring

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  12. Christine DinsmoreJune 13, 2014 at 7:59 PM

    every time i think your trip couldn't sound any more perfect, it does.

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  13. Gorgeous. Adding to my must see list.

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  14. Such a beautiful oasis! Can't wait for you to go on your trip so that I can live vicariously!

    The Style Scribe

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  15. looks amazing!


    xx fameliquorlove.blogspot.com

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  16. I want to visit Thailand as well. This place looks amazing, I must check them out. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  17. It really looks like heaven on earth. How does one leave a place like this? I'm so excited for you!

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