Thirty years ago, the founders of Banyan Tree purchased the vast expanse of coastal land in Phuket only to discover that the lagoons of intense cobalt blue were polluted by the previous tenant, a tine mine. Rather than walk away, they decided themselves to cleanse the acid-laden soil and plant more than 7,000 trees. In doing so, they transformed this ecological wasteland into the environmentally-sensitive flagship Banyan Tree resort in 1994. mylifestylenews explores the new dimension in Banyan Tree very own hospitality by staying in one of their latest additions - Banyan Tree Spa Sanctuary with unlimited in-villa spa indulgent wellness retreat.
A step away from Bang Tao Beach, the hidden world of Banyan tree Phuket is nestled in the enclave of Laguna Phuket. Enriching the sparkling and calm waters of a saltwater lagoon, this entire resort is easily accessible with a magnificently scenic view. Banyan Tree Phuket no doubt is a sanctuary of hushed repose, the seamless backdrop to the perfect retreat with attractions to entice and delight holidaymakers.
Set in a spectacular landscape that simply inspires and reverberates with the very core of your inner being, Banyan Tree Phuket has just been upgraded and every single villa is now offering a large size in-villa swimming pool with full privacy. Set out to empower change, Banyan Tree will inspire you to live differently and echo the heart and soul.
Banyan Tree Spa Sanctuary is a boutique all-villa spa resort, encouraging you to embrace the five-senses: sight, sound, touch, taste and smell. Infused with spa elements, healthy cuisine, award winning spa and wellness activities, we embarked on a journey of rejuvenation and wellness with experiences to indulge and soothe senses in no time.
Our Spa Pool Sanctuary villa is an ultimate retreat away from city life, everywhere you see is green and tranquil around this 12 adult-only boutique pool villa sanctuary, simply quiet and peaceful. Such an ideal setting to recharge and reinvigorate is a pure pleasure for all the senses, each has its own quiet, secluded setting in the famous tree-lined lagoon or garden as a backdrop.
Revel in contemporary tribute with flowing spaces like floor-to-ceiling glass windows that create a seamless transition between the spacious indoor and extensive outdoor living areas. The room elegantly combines high levels of service, opulence and most importantly privacy. The villa is strikingly beautiful and artfully constructed from traditional Thai architectural designs, on spacious grounds covering 550 sqm.
The master bedroom pavilion separates the living room with classical Thai decor adorning the entire villa interior for you to slow down your pace in such an effortless living. Floating on a tranquil lotus pond, our bedroom pavilion further enhances the ethereal ambience which surrounds a king bed draped in sheets of pure Thai silk.
The villa itself boasts indoor and outdoor walk-in showers, an open bathroom with a private steam room, his & hers sinks and floor to ceiling windows that attract plentiful natural sunlight.
The lounge chairs outside the front door are a fine place to gaze at the lagoon’s lake with lush tropical landscaping along with the in-villa 11.5 meters long private swimming pool accompanied by a separate jet pool equipped with soothing bubble beds is another retreat. The villa features an immaculate lawn with a stone path, fresh flowers, sun lounges and is an ideal spot for yoga practice.
Another highlight in the Spa Sanctuary villa is the outdoor massage area, purpose-built in a Thai Sala nestled between the pool and trees, offering you a natural experience with unlimited in-villa massage. During the therapeutic massage, incense, Thai herbs and gentle music ease the body and mind into a state of harmonious relaxation. Advance booking is essential for you to maximize your perks by the skilled spa therapist that required a minimum of 350 hours of specialized training to ensure that every detail of the experience is indulgent and satisfying. We had a few hours of bookings during our two nights stay to experience the traditional Thai massage, Swedish massage, a deep-tissue Balinese massage and even a focused and stimulating Asian Blend with ultimate rejuvenation. That is not it, a private wellness consultation is also provided upon request to give you a personal prescription for nourishing both your body and mind.
Thai high tea with cleansing herbal and floral teas and healthy snacks are served daily at The Cha, an exclusive and intimate Banyan Tree Spa Sanctuary lobby before or after your treatment at your preference.
With such levels of comfort and sensory pleasure that had gained numerous recognitions since its opening, it is no wonder that Banyan Tree Spa Sanctuary villas continue to extend their splendid reputation as the premier boutique wellness retreat in Phuket for an absolute indulgence.
Hospitality, then, is a way to sustain the estates, while sharing the extraordinary land and spreading the conservation message. Staff deserves a special mention here as they do listen to your request and act immediately to cater for your needs. With this signature element, the service is simply flawless and immaculate. Such majestic grandeur with every aspect of guest experience was always being looked into by offering an immaculate service for you to bring home with an unforgettable memory.
With every comfort and aesthetic touch carefully placed to deliver a singular experience, this flagship Banyan Tree Resort in Phuket is not only renowned for its immaculate hospitality but also offers you an opportunity to savor the one-of-a-kind refined luxury of the highest standard as well as mesmerizing you to re-imagine a new way of life by its aesthetic Thai allure.
Tried & Tested:
Design & Decor: 5/5
Room Amenities: 5/5
Food & Beverages: 4.5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
Unlimited in-villa massage
33, 33/27 Moo 4, Srisoonthorn Road
Cherngtalay, Amphur Talang
Tel: +66 7673 2400
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