KOH LANTA, THAILAND – Pimalai Resort & Spa, the five-star sanctuary in Koh Lanta, is giving families the chance to enjoy a fun-filled festive season in paradise this month, with a series of eco-friendly activities and enticing excursions that will allow all ages to relax, reconnect with each other and rediscover the wonders of nature.
Pimalai understands that Christmas and New Year is the time to be with our loved ones. But after a challenging 12 months, perhaps this is also the ideal opportunity to spend the holidays somewhere different, far away from the crowds, where Christmas trees are replaced by coconut palms and where the only twinkling fairy lights are from the tropical sun shimmering on the sea. Nestled in 100 acres of verdant jungle on the island of Koh Lanta, cascading down to white sand and a cyan sea, Pimalai can help every guest press their personal reset button. With a collection of beachside and hillside pool villas, offering two or three bedrooms and up to 650 square metres of living space, every family can find their ultimate retreat.
In a spectacular secluded setting, surrounded by unspoiled forests and endless ocean views, friends and relatives can live, love and laugh together in blissful privacy, with plenty of space on Pimalai’s 900-metre-long private beach, complimentary non-motorised water sports such as kayaking, windsurfing and paddle-boarding, bike rides around the island, tranquil yoga sessions, Thai boxing, tennis and more. For younger guests, the resort’s bright and inviting Kid’s Club will play host to a full schedule of engaging activities throughout December and January, from kite flying and beach soccer to origami, sand sculpting and more. These entertaining and educational classes will be hosted daily from 10.00 to 17.00 hrs.
For a truly immersive experience that the whole family will treasure, Pimalai offers eco-sensitive excursions to the idyllic islets of Mu Ko Lanta National Park. The “Koh Haa Sunset” tour transports visitors to a gorgeous group of limestone islets where turquoise lagoons and a technicolour coral reef attract an amazing array of marine life, including black-tipped reef sharks, while the “Fabulous Koh Rok” adventure takes travellers across the sparkling sea to a pair of islands lined with powder-soft sands and lapped by warm, shallow seas. Both trips ensure plenty of time for swimming, snorkelling and chilling out on empty beaches.
Alternatively, curious explorers can take a stroll through Koh Lanta’s charming Old Town, stopping to savour fresh seafood at a waterfront restaurant, or embark on a locally-run “Mangrove Discovery Tour”, which lets guests explore the island’s lush coastal forests and view beautiful birdlife and mischievous macaques.
This December, Pimalai is giving guests the chance to soak up the magic of the holiday season with a pair of special events. On Christmas Eve, 24th December 2021, diners are invited to Rak Talay Beach Bar & Restaurant for a breath-taking buffet of Thai and international cuisine, overlooking the ocean. With live music, a dramatic fire show and even a visit from Santa, this enchanting evening will bring festive cheer to all ages. The Christmas Eve Dinner is priced at THB 2,999++ per adult and THB 1,499++ per child (5-12 years).
Then on 31st December 2021, Pimalai will ring in the New Year in style with a glittering evening at Rak Talay Beach Bar & Restaurant. A series of live stations will showcase local seafood, vibrant Thai delicacies, premium barbecued meats, fresh salads and divine desserts, accompanied by live music from the Hat Yai Band, a classical Thai dance performance and fire show. Then, as the clock ticks down to midnight, a live DJ will get the party started and fireworks will light up the night sky. This unforgettable occasion is priced at THB 4,499++ per adult, including free-flow house wine, local beer and soft drinks, and THB 2,249++ per child (5-12 years).
“The festive season is the perfect time for friends and relatives to reunite. After a long year however, many families may wish to take a well-deserved break from their congested urban lives and chill out among nature. Pimalai has long been a favoured multi-generational destination for A-listers, executives and anyone seeking a stress-free escape, away from the crowds. This makes it the ideal option for all visitors who want to enjoy barefoot luxury with their nearest and dearest, far from the outside world. We look forward to letting everyone relax and reconnect in paradise at Pimalai – whether you’re seeking a fun festive break in December or a stress-free family vacation in January,” said Charintip Tiyaphorn, Owner Representative of Pimalai Resort & Spa.
Rates at Pimalai start from just THB 9,783 per room per night. For more information and to book your stay, visit pimalai.com.