Pimalai Resort & Spa, the iconic five-star retreat on Koh Lanta, has always strived to be one of the finest resorts in the world. Now, this blissful beachfront property can officially take its place at the top table of global hospitality, having achieved four 2020 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best Awards.

These prestigious accolades are the highest honours offered by Tripadvisor, the world’s largest online travel review site. They represent the pinnacle of global travel – the top 1% of places to visit, stay and dine around the world, based on the ratings and reviews of a global community of travellers.

In the 2020 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best Awards (previously known as Travellers’ Choice), Pimalai came second in the “Top 25 Luxury Hotels – Thailand” category, and achieved an impressive sixth place in the “Top 25 Hotels – Thailand” category. The resort also came tenth in two other categories: “Top 25 Hotels for Service – Thailand” and “Top 25 Hotels for Romance – Thailand”.

These honours reflect the sheer quality of services, facilities and experiences that awaits guests at Pimalai, which is popular with A-list celebrities, top executives and honeymooners looking for privacy, and also has outstanding facilities for families. 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 and a wealth of immersive activities, island tours and offshore excursions.

Following feedback from almost 3,000 past guests, Pimalai has a perfect “five out of five” bubble rating on Tripadvisor. To further elevate the standard of its stays, Pimalai has completed a renovation of its 20 Hillside Ocean View Pool Villas in collaboration with P49, the renowned Thai interior design studio.

Following the refurbishment, these premium residences now feature refreshed bathrooms which are adorned with contemporary design concept inspired by marine colours, contours and movements.

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