Kalima Resort & Villas Khao Lak 

A contemporary boutique bolthole

This striking resort is a convenient sweet spot for island time and adventure in Khao Lak.

This edgy resort breaks away from the typical hotel blueprint with cool, geometric shapes and textures. It has an instantly recognisable design that stands out against any other hotel you might find in the area – like an ultra-modern twist on rustic forest cabins. The town centres and their night markets might be a short drive away, but the hotel itself is a refreshing sanctuary of comfort.

Why we love Kalima Resort & Villas Khao Lak

  • It feels luxuriously private thanks to its setting among mangrove forests and rubber plantations where two rivers meet the sea

  • From a design point of view, it’s impressive, with airy contemporary architecture that sits perfectly in the landscape

  • It’s only minutes from Tap Lamu Pier, the jumping-off point for snorkelling and diving trips to the stunning Similan Islands

  • Parents can unwind by the hilltop infinity pool or in the stylish spa while their children have fun in the well-equipped kids’ club

5 stars
Dec - Mar
Khao Lak
Bangkok 11½ hours
In a secluded spot in Khao Lak among mangrove forests and a river, ten minutes’ drive from Khao Lak’s main centre and Thap Lamu Pier for the Similan Islands
Approx. 1 hour’s transfer from Phuket airport

This resort has earned internationally recognised certification that conform to standards set by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.



  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Activities
  • Diving & Watersports
  • Families
  • Golf
  • Good to Know

Maluka serves a vast breakfast international buffet. The Beach Bar Restaurant, while not strictly on a beach, is a great vantage spot for views of the surrounding trees from its accompanying hilltop infinity pool. T-Café serves coffee, baked goods and ice cream throughout the day. There are two bars; swim up to 3 Million or catch up with the latest sports events at the Tin Bar.

Start your day with a visit to the breakfast buffet where there are plenty of international favourites alongside Thai dishes.

Beach Bar Restaurant
Located by an estuary at the infinity pool and serves Thai and Mediterranean food.

A comfortable spot for cakes and coffee.

3 Million Bar
A swim-up pool bar serving drinks and snacks.

Tin Bar
A sports bar with television and snooker table.

The Beach Bar Restaurant, serving wood-fired pizzas, local curries and fruity cocktails, has a wonderful setting overlooking the tropical gardens and mangrove forests.

What's included

Breakfast at Maluka - International.

Upgrade options

Half Board • Breakfast and set/buffet dinner at Maluka - International
Full Board • Breakfast, set/buffet lunch and set dinner at Maluka - International.

In the tranquil setting of the Lamoon Spa you can indulge in a range of therapies from traditional Thai massages to aromatherapy treatments.

At the fitness centre, the staff can arrange group classes and private sessions.

Try Thai boxing or take the 20-minute transfer to Khao Lak High Street and visit Bang Niang’s night market.

There are quiet beaches close by. The hotel is popular with snorkellers and divers thanks to the speedy transfer time to Thap Lamu Pier where boats operate to the Similan Islands and their amazing underwater sites (open November to May).

Children from the age of 4 to 12 can visit the kids' club where there is a colourful play area. Children's menus are available and babysitting can be arranged.

The Tublamu Naval Golf Course is just five-minutes from Kalima.

Compulsory New Year’s Eve gala dinner, supplement applies.

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