The ‘Kantiang Bay Community Litter Free Day’ saw the resort team come together with school children, villagers, government officials and tourism representatives to keep the island intact.
Koh Lanta, Thailand – Pimalai Resort & Spa, the five-star sanctuary on the Thai tropical island of Koh Lanta, has restarted its island cleanup activities for the first time since the global pandemic, while continuing to care for the environment and give back to the local community .
As part of the whole island “Kantiang Bay Community Litter Free Day”, 17 resort team members gathered with other groups from all over Koh Lanta, including hoteliers, tour groups, Municipality of Koh Lanta Yai, Saladan Municipality and Koh Lanta National Park, officers from the Koh Lanta Sheriff’s Office, students from Klong Hin School and local villagers, to remove litter and trash from public roads and beaches.
In total, the group of 115 volunteers collected 32 large bags full of rubbish, including harmful single-use plastics that had washed up on the island’s beaches, helping to protect wildlife and keep Koh Lanta intact for residents and visitors. Pimalai provided drinking water and snacks to each member of this cooperative initiative, which took place on June 8, 2022. This activity will now be organized on the second Wednesday of each month. Everyone from local residents to international visitors are invited to participate and help create a litter-free community on Koh Lanta.
“At Pimalai, we understand that we are very privileged to be part of such a beautiful destination. Koh Lanta is a little piece of paradise and we feel a deep responsibility to keep it healthy and vibrant, not only for our guests, but also for future generations of islanders. The COVID pandemic has forced us to postpone our community activities, but we are excited to restart our island cleanup program. It was great to reunite with our partners again, and we will continue to care for Koh Lanta in the months and years to come. We look forward to revealing the beauty of the island to all of our domestic and international visitors in the future,” said Charintip Tiyaphorne, Representative of the owner of Pimalai.
Nestled in 100 acres of nature, cascading down to a 900 meter long sandy beach, Pimalai is an eco-friendly haven. Since its inception 20 years ago, the resort has strived to protect and preserve its environment, which is full of exotic native plants such as banyan trees, coconut palms, jasmine bushes, birds of paradise and even flowers centenarians of 80 meters. – tall yang tone trees. Wildlife abounds, with species such as monitor lizards, eagles and hornbills all visible in the area, and sea creatures such as dolphins inhabiting the azure waters offshore.
Reflecting this environmental focus, Pimalai is one of 26 global properties to be part of Small Luxury Hotels of the World’s (SLH) Considerate Collection, an exclusive group of socially responsible and environmentally responsible five-star hotels.