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    Pimalai Resort - Ko Lanta

    Earlier this year I went for a weekend break to the Pimalai Resort on Ko Lanta. In order to get there I flew to Krabi, then I took a bus for about an hour to a pier, where I then got on this:



    which took me to Ko Lanta pier (about 1 hour)


    I then walked through the high street of Ko Lanta



    before getting on another bus to the resort

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    Pimalai Resort

    This the reception area of the resort



    then off to my room


    now this is actually 2 rooms, and upstairs and downstairs. I had asked for an upstair, but I guess they didn't hear me because when I got there I found I was in a downstairs room

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    Pimali - the room

    having said that, the room was rather nice






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    the pool

    but apart from the pool and spa, there ain't much to do at the resort

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    boats

    so on the second day I took a boat trip







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    sunset

    before coming back to see the sunset



    if you get the chance to go to Ko Lanta - or the Pimalai Resort, I'd say it was well worth the trip. Very relaxing. That said, I don't think you would include Pimalai on the backpack budget trail It ain't cheap for a weekend away

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    Superior Room,King Bed,48 Sqm,Lg Balcony - CORPORATE RATE - 01 NOV - 20 D $288.64


    And that is for the cheapy rooms, the villas are over a thousand bucks per night wont be going there in the forseeable future....

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    ^I did say I don't think you'll find these on the backpack trail

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Superior Room,King Bed,48 Sqm,Lg Balcony - CORPORATE RATE - 01 NOV - 20 D $288.64


    And that is for the cheapy rooms, the villas are over a thousand bucks per night wont be going there in the forseeable future....
    Affordable Thailand...going, going, GONE!

    Not quite, but since I've been here (4 years), hotel prices have gone thru the roof.

    288 bucks a night? Who's paying this? That doesn't look like anything more than a 2000 to 4000K room, tops. Baht, of course (you do have to specify these days).

    300 bucks, 1000 bucks a night...jeez, this ain't Hawaii.

    I'm glad I got to see Thailand before it went to the kunts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by William View Post
    before coming back to see the sunset



    if you get the chance to go to Ko Lanta - or the Pimalai Resort, I'd say it was well worth the trip. Very relaxing. That said, I don't think you would include Pimalai on the backpack budget trail It ain't cheap for a weekend away
    Is that resort the one the crown prince owns?

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    ^the last I heard, one of the partners with Baker & McKenie was part-owner or majority owner. Don't know about the crown prince being involved

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    Outstanding thread. Koh Lanta was beautiful when I went just recently. It was low season and hardly any people there at all. A great escape indeed!

    Rocks, water, sand, nighttime restaurant on the beach. So quiet and secluded. Just dim lights and the night waves rushing up on shore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by William View Post
    ^the last I heard, one of the partners with Baker & McKenie was part-owner or majority owner. Don't know about the crown prince being involved
    You are right - majority owner is a partner in Baker McKenzie (very nice guy) .... other partners are Thai industrialists. HRH is definitely NOT included.

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    me and the misses were thinking about going to koh lanta
    havent been there for 6-7 years dare say its changing for the worse used to be a right old bargin at the prices im hearing these days i'll give it a miss and remember it how it was in old days

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    Prices have gone up, the southernmost part of the island where you used to be able to walk along the dirt track and catch out a bunch of wild macaques in the trees, is now paved, there are more resorts and the cheapest places are gone - and the place is full of Scandos, both tourists and people who have bought houses there (leased, etc). There's even a Scandinavian language school there for their kids.

    Still a beautiful spot, but if you're looking for something with the feel of Lanta 7 years ago, perhaps Ko Ngai or Ko Kradan a bit further south towards Trang province, would be more up your alley.

    I especially liked Ko Ngai. No roads on the island, the interior is a large hill all covered in rain forest and inaccessible as far as I know.
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    Nice shots and info on Krabi to Lanta transfer

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