Once they check in, guests of the Banyan Tree Phuket Resort tend to take quite a while before they venture out of their villas and it’s no wonder. This sanctuary of the senses cradles guests in a dreamy escape, where silk sheeted beds float on the edge of lily ponds and outdoor baths are filled with water cascading from gorgeous stone statues.
Every villa, from the Deluxe Villa to the Presidential Spa Pool Villa, is hidden within its own tropical garden. Each of these private universes, outfitted in sumptuous Thai silks and rich, dark woods, are furnished with all the requirements for decadent living. A bottle of bubbly, a gourmet meal, massage oils, candles – it’s all been carefully thought your Banyan Tree Phuket villas is a veritable nesting place.
Open the bedroom doors and step out onto your very own spacious garden landscape, complete with raised sala pavilion and ady beds, a sunken bath and a 27 sqm (291 sqft) lap pool – do whatever you please away from prying eyes.
It seems that resort heaven has never looked this good. Outside, the grounds of Banyan Tree Phuket are equally breathtaking. Picture-perfect amongst this sanctuary are 151 villas – with wat-styled roofs poking elegantly through the canopy.
Visiting Banyan Tree Phuket Resort without visiting its award-winning Banyan Tree Spa would be like travelling to Cairo and missing the pyramids. It is here that the resort’s well-trained therapists begin their magic, working their gentle yet strong fingers over your body to rejuvenate energise and restore. Based on traditional Eastern philosophies, therapies utilise only the best of natural and local ingredients, such as sandalwood, kaffir lime and honey.
But if you dread venturing out of your villa to make the trip via buggy to the spa, then, of course, the spa will come to you. Ask for the Harmony Banyan Massage and not one but two therapists will arrive at your villa to simultaneously knead away your tension.
The beautiful Andaman Sea is only a short stroll away. Watch the sun make a quiet show of disppearance beneath the horizon as you sip an aperitif at the resort’s Sand Bar. Enjoy dinner at one of the resort’s elegant restaurants, or in the comfort of your personal villa. Alternatively, indulge in a romantic dinner on board Banyan Tree’s traditional long-tail boat, The Sanya Rak (Promise of Love). Exquisite memories are made of these – at the Banyan Tree Phuket Resort.