Aerial view of Seven Seas at night

Pimalai puts Koh Lanta on the culinary map

Pimalai Resort & Spa, the iconic and authentic five-star retreat on the pure shores of Koh Lanta, continues to set new culinary standards in southern Thailand, after its international fine-dining restaurant, Seven Seas, became the second-highest rated restaurant on TripAdvisor, the world’s leading travel review site.

This means that Pimalai is now home to Koh Lanta’s two best restaurants, with Rak Talay, the signature seafront dining destination, already firmly established as the island’s top place to eat.

Elevated above Kantiang Bay, surrounded by lush jungle and overlooking the azure Andaman Sea, Seven Seas serves up spectacular cuisine that would not be out of place in any world-class restaurant across the globe. Key to the restaurant’s success is its focus on organic ingredients; Pimalai’s owner, Anurat Tiyaphorn, believes strongly in sustainable farming and even operates his own fruit orchards, herb gardens and vegetable farms. The resort also works closely with small-scale southern Thai producers, including Koh Lanta’s native fishermen.

For the last two years, the restaurant has invited Bruno Menard, the three Michelin-starred French chef, to host a “Gastronomic Journey” fine-dining event. This exclusive evening forms part of Seven Seas’ mission to transform the dining scene in Koh Lanta, and all across southern Thailand.

As a result, Seven Seas has achieved a perfect five-out-of-five bubble rating on TripAdvisor. It is now the number two restaurant in Koh Lanta (out of 425), the sixth best in the whole of Krabi province, and has been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for two consecutive years in 2018 and 2019.

To-date, Seven Seas has been reviewed 145 times reviews on TripAdvisor, with an overwhelming 87 percent of diners rating the restaurant as “Excellent”. One happy reviewer said that they had “never found better” food, and another said they had an “amazing experience”. Several other diners thanked the restaurant’s staff for their personal service, and many highlighted the panoramic views across the bay.

“We are very proud that Pimalai is home to the two best restaurants in Koh Lanta. We have always had a vision to elevate the quality of cuisine on the island, and to create truly exceptional dining experiences for all our guests. For two of our restaurants, Rak Talay and Seven Seas, to have risen to the top of TripAdvisor gives us confidence that we are achieving our goal. It is wonderful to know that our guests understand and appreciate what we are trying to do; together, we will help to put Koh Lanta firmly on the international culinary map,” said Patrice Landrein, Pimalai’s General Manager.

Spread across 40 hectares of lush hillside and beachfront land, Pimalai has become a favourite for A-listers and repeat visitors seeking a natural retreat, away from the tourist bustle of Thailand’s better-known islands.

For more information about Seven Seas and Pimalai Resort & Spa, please visit, email or call +66 (0) 2320 5500.

About Pimalai Resort & Spa

Koh Lanta’s first five-star resort, Pimalai Resort & Spa has been redefining luxury hospitality on the Andaman Island since it launched almost two decades ago. The award-winning property, located on the laid-back southern tip, cascades through 100 acres of tropical jungles easing its way towards one of Thailand’s best beaches: Kantiang Bay.

It’s here that guests while the days away lounging on what often feels like a private beach or spend action-packed afternoons out in the cerulean sea scuba diving, snorkelling or simply relaxing on a sunset cruise. A smattering of local bars and restaurants line the beach, but its Pimalai’s onsite eateries that tend to steal the show. The legendary Rak Talay beachfront bar and restaurant is as loved for the sumptuous Thai-style seafood as it is its sunset setting, while nestled in the resort’s jungle interior, Seven Seas serves up Michelin-chef-conceived menus throughout the evening. Guests can also indulge in an array of onsite wellness experiences, ranging from traditional Muay Thai classes to early evening tennis matches and pampered afternoons at the signature Pimalai Spa.

With no immediate neighbours, the 121-room resort is a serene sanctuary where guests can feel completely at peace in their private surroundings. From Hillside Ocean Pool Villas that command vistas of the stunning scenery through to the Beachside Villas, situated only a few short steps away from the shoreline, rooms at Pimalai cater to all tastes with spacious layouts and designs that seamlessly integrate with the natural surroundings.

In keeping with Koh Lanta’s low-key, laid-back mindset, Pimalai Resort & Spa offers guests from all corners of the globe the opportunity to savour a truly authentic Thai island experience in their very own private sanctuary. For more information, visit


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