Celebrating the community, culture
and environment that make our resort special

From the moment we began building Aleenta, our guiding principles have been to respect the environment and to cultivate practices that have a positive impact on our planet as well as the communities who host our hotels and our guests.

We strive to lessen our carbon footprint by blending traditional practices with modern technologies so that we can provide memorable experiences that our guests can feel good about.

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The following highlights illustrate our commitment to being a leader in sustainable, ethical and community focused hospitality.

 

We began removing single-use plastics in our guest rooms and dining outlets long before it was trendy!

  • from day one we have provided guests with bathroom amenities in refillable ceramic dispensers; avoiding hundreds of thousands of plastic bottles along the way.
  • glass water bottles in the villas ensure less waste and better water quality to keep our guests hydrated.
  • smoothies, juices & cocktails are sipped through gorgeous glass straws (paper on request).
  • the complimentary footwear provided in villas are made from cotton and are professionally washed; ensuring they are reused not refuse!

 

Guest amenities (soap, shampoo, shower gel, conditioner and spa products) are 100% natural and made exclusively for Aleenta by a local supplier using locally sourced essential oils and with ZERO chemical perfumes, parabens or animal testing.

  • for guests who would like to take something home, the locally-made celadon containers used in the rooms, and the amenities themselves, are available for purchase in our refill  boutique, Galleria.  Guests who have their own bottle(s) can buy as much or as little as desired, from organic shampoo to body wash to mosquito repellant.

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While reducing waste generation is our first priority, minimising what is sent to landfill, or incinerated, is equally important.  We take great pride in our efforts to:

  • compost food and organic waste into nutrient rich fertiliser for our garden and landscaping.
  • sort plastics, paper and metals for recycling.
  • sort glass and wood for reuse and / or recycling.
  • donate aluminium cans to the Prostheses Foundation (Chiang Mai) which produces artificial limbs.  To date, they have given new life to over 20-thousand amputees … for free!

 

The resort’s low rise design was carefully planned to protect the local ecosystem and preserve the views of the peaceful surroundings; all contours, soil, trees and natural water resources were kept either in their original form or utilised with minimal change.

 

We use responsibly sourced natural materials, such as engineered woods, that help us prevent deforestation, reduce waste generated (the engineered woods last about 5x longer than pure hardwoods), and improve interior air quality by avoiding products that off-gas dangerous VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) commonly found in synthetic materials and the finishing treatments often used on pure hardwoods.

 

 To minimise the impact of water usage on our neighbouring communities:

  • every villa has its own water treatment system; utilising microorganisms and enzymes rather than harsh chemicals to treat the water.
  • floating aerators oxidate the water in storage ponds, promoting good bacterial growth.
  • we maintain healthy water gardens by using a variety of aquatic plants that absorb carbon dioxide and oxygenate the water; keeping it clear, with less algae, and allowing our fish to thrive.
  • treated water is analysed monthly by a professional laboratory to ensure quality and safety.
    • water released back into the environment meets or exceeds government standards
    • the government reviews waste water treatment as part of our annual license renewal
  • to conserve freshwater supplies, grey-water is used for watering gardens and landscape.

 

The water heating system was designed to ensure guests can enjoy hot water while minimising heat loss and electricity usage by:

  • using copper pipes rather than steel or PVC.
  • insulating all the water heaters.
  • capturing heat from air conditioning systems to help heat the water.

 

To reduce our use of carbon based electricity and fuels we:

  • designed the buildings to maximise natural daylight usage.
  • coated all those glass windows and doors with Solar Guard film (St.Gorbain ©), thereby reducing 60% heat transmission, 99.9%  of UV and keeping the rooms cooler without the need to constantly use air-conditioning.  
  • have budgeted for solar panels to be installed within five-years. 
  • utilise solar ovens and smokehouses as well as a traditional method of cooking; burying clay pots in the beach and letting sun and sand cook to perfection.   

Diverting GHG emissions from the waste management system by slowly releasing methane into the soil rather than directly into the air.

 

We have embedded ourselves into the local community by:

  • hiring locals and giving them the opportunity to make their community proud.

  • organising regular beach cleanups throughout the year.
  • supporting local marine research and conservation via our charitable foundation, Pure Blue, which sponsors two turtle sanctuaries; Koh Kloi and Thai Mueang.
  • purchasing from local businesses, thereby contributing to the local economy and reducing the pollution and waste needed to transport goods from abroad or even other provinces.

 

As a small, luxury hotel, we focus on ensuring our guests are provided with genuine and ethical opportunities to experience the exceptional range of activities that surround us.

  • complimentary wellness programs such as yoga, tai chi and meditation blend local expertise with stunning hillside and ocean views.
  • we offer guests a ‘taste’ of the local flavour with interactive learning experiences such as a tour of our 25-acre organic farm and helping to collect eggs from our happy, free-range chickens, cooking classes, extracting aloe vera and folding pandan leaves.
  • our ‘Anti-Animal Exploitation Policy’ means we do not sell tickets, accept commissions or in anyway promote tours and shows that exploit animals (i.e. elephant rides, tiger or dolphin shows).
  • we do promote rewarding and immersive experiences such as visiting Thailands first marine park, Khao Sam Roi Yot.  Guests can explore incredible mangroves, assist park rangers with reforestation projects and learn about this amazing ecosystem which sustains countless marine species.
    A donation of THB30 is required for every tree planted; this directly funds further environmental projects within the park.  For guests who require transportation to / from the park, we can arrange for a nominal cost.

 

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Our chefs not only source locally and ethically to ensure fresh and authentic flavours, they also grow more than 50 herbs as well as seasonal vegetables in our dedicated organic garden.  The items we grow are used …

  • in the kitchen to prepare exquisite Thai dishes as well as international cuisine; ensuring nutritional value and flavours are maximised.
  • by the mixology team to create unique infusions for refreshing and innovative cocktails.
  • at the spa to prepare our in-house oils and lotions used for soothing and healing in signature treatments such as scrubs, wraps and massage therapy.

For guests who are vegan or simply trying to reduce their meat consumption, we have a diverse menu of healthy, delicious and ethical options that will calm the conscience and tantalise the tastebuds!

 

We made a trip to Aleenta during the Chinese New Year/Valentine's weekend. We stayed in the Beachfront Villa. It was absolutely perfect. This was our second visit, and definitely not our last. The staff was phenomenal - the receptionists, managers, etc. The head chef was amazing - he made all the very best food for us. Their menu is based on "Wellness and Health" - which was perfect for my husband and I. I am also recovering from various food allergies and he was able to support every request I had, with a huge smile and so much kindness. He even visited our table during ever single meal and was always happy to help.
- by Nina P (Stay Date February 2021) -
It is a lovely small boutique hotel, perfect for a quiet getaway. There are rooms right next to the beach, and it is a pleasure waking up to the sight these rooms offer.

The Candle Light Dinner is a must for a complete experience
- by Saminder B (Stay Date October 2020) -
The experience could not have been nicer, the staff did everything they could to accommodate us and we had a very enjoyable stay. Breakfast in the room was included and extremely pleasant.
- by UPG (Stay Date August 2020) -
Just completed a 10 day ‘Workcation’ at the Aleenta and it was exactly what we needed. With the current restrictions all meals were served on our patio and the restaurant was closed but it worked out perfectly. Staff was attentive and courteous. The rooms were spacious enough and wifi strong for all our work needs. We did eat all our meals at the Aleenta and all of them were good. The baked goods were especially good along with their BBQ feast. You have a good range of Thai and western and they are done in a healthy manner. Location was also perfect for social distance. Beach was very large and very few people around so you can take long walks, enjoy the gulf and feel safe. We would recommend it for a weekend or a week.
- by Andrea D (Stay Date August 2021) -
I stayed at Aleenta for two nights last week during the weekday to take a bit of a rest from work and the long WFH routine. It was really a breath of fresh air to wake up to open the window and smell the fresh air and listen to the sound of the sea waves as I continue to lie down in what is a very comfortable bed. Staying in the pool residence, the beach was just a matter of a few steps away. I have to say that I really loved the breakfast here. The croissants were superb and I had the shakshouka for two days straight (it is my favourite menu). The staff at the restaurant where breakfast was served were really lovely, friendly and attentive.
- by Tawanium (Stay Date October 2021) -
This hotel was all we needed to break away from the recent lockdowns in Bangkok. Open air, spacious rooms and a fabulous long beach become the perfect framework for the family to have a whole new set up as we continued with online work and study.

Staff is fabulous, and food is delicious, with plenty of healthy alternatives and their own bakery. I recently started a KETO diet and they were more than ready for my needs and also catered gluten free breads, etc. The Beach is long, really long and very peaceful with lovely white sand, our record afternoon's walk was 7km. Cyclers will enjoy the roads around the property providing a safe ride with fabulous scenery, temples, farm lands and peaceful cows along the way.

Fishermen and locals go to some stretches of the beach on the afternoon, and the community feeling is really pleasing, as friends and families share the afternoon by the sea shore.

Every interaction with the property through the staff was effective and fast, always looking after our needs and with a positive attitude, also with Ellie (our chocolate lab) who was welcomed in the property. I had an outstanding and relaxing experience and it helped me to discover Pranburi as a fabulous destination.
- by Ivan C (Stay Date September 2021) -
We absolutely loved the Aleenta. The staff were all excellent and really went out of their way for you. Everything is done to a very high quality. The food is all delicious. I would highly recommend this resort for people who want a relaxing and peaceful time out of Bangkok.
- by Chris (Stay Date July 2021) -
It’s very kind and considerate of Aleenta. I thought that I wouldn’t be able to stay here because of covid situation. Aleenta allowed me to postpone a trip until I and my husband decided to book one more night when we could travel.
I really like a room (residence ocean view). It’s spacious and has balcony where we can sit and relax with sea view and wind. Fortunately, we checked in on Friday so it’s in time to have a movie night by the pool.
Food here is fresh and tasty. We tried beef steak and pizza with recommended red wine on the first night and seafood platter with recommended white wine in the second night. They paired well.
It’s quiet attentive and exclusive that we’re arranged to have a breakfast by the pool and offered to have a dinner at the balcony.
Afternoon tea is also highly recommended. We had it at the balcony. No ideas how to describe how relaxing it is.
If you look for a relaxing and private place to stay in Pranburi, Aleenta is a good choice. We hope to be back and have more activities with Aleenta
- by Pim S. (Stay Date November 2021) -
Good: it was beautiful … stunning. lovely sea view. Bad: I liked everything. It was literally perfect.
- by Tanya (Stay Date November 2021) -
We have taken holiday at Aleenta 3 times now. As with any booking, and especially a return stay, one has expectations. Each visit, Aleenta has met the expectations. They provide a stellar atmosphere, and a reliable service. Both are key for the decompressing we come here for.
There are numerous lodging options along this stretch of Pranburi coast, a number of them just as exquisite. However, unless you seek a private villa, you will not find a comparable experience with the privacy that the units at Aleenta provide.
Will return soon…
- by Ian E. (Stay Date January 2022) -