How is Banyan Tree Phuket?
Banyan Tree Phuket on Bangtao Beach is the most luxurious of the five resorts nestled in the Laguna Complex, one of the best hotels in Phuket. The hotel opened more than two decades and since has always been one of the ultimate resort experience in Asia. It will always be a special place to me as I worked there as a resort host for a short while, so I know how difficult it is to make sure that each guest is taken care of just right, and how every little detail becomes crucial. With so many years of experience, Banyan Tree Phuket certainly do this exceptionally well.
You can choose among four or five types of villas, all entirely enclosed in the privacy of their garden or pool. At first, it might sound surprising to come so close to the beach and spend so much time in your villa, but once you try it, you will love it. You can enjoy an excellent in-villa dining, and anyway, the sea is just a few steps away with all the beach facilities.
Restaurants and Dining
With six restaurants in the resort, you can treat yourself every single day: Saffron (Thai Cuisine), Watercourt (Mediterranean Cuisine), Tre (French Vietnamese), Sala Terrace (French Fusion and Seafood), Tamarind (Seafood and Asian Cuisine) and Banyan Café at the golf course. The romantic dining on a private longtail boat in the middle of the lagoon, with candle and star lights, is expensive but hard to beat. You can also get a shuttle to dine at any of the other resorts in the Laguna Complex.
Banyan Tree Spa
Banyan Tree Spa is also the most outstanding on the island and a world award-winning spa. Treatments are expensive, but if you are familiar with wellness travel, you will fully appreciate the vast array of treatments. Keep in mind that you will have to book in advance to get one!
Then you have your own 18 holes golf course right there in front of the lobby! How cool can it be for a golfer?
The beach of Bangtao is nice and relatively quiet in this area, and you can walk to some beachfront seafood restaurants. These are not really ‘local’ restaurants since they know that guests from five-star resorts usually have more money and less sense of what ‘local prices’ should be, but it is nice to eat on the beach for a relatively low price. (Read about the Best Local Seafood Restaurants in Phuket here).
Banyan Tree Phuket Info
Location: Bangtao Beach
Address: 33, 33/27 Moo 4, Srisoonthorn Road, Cherngtalay, Bangtao
Phone: 076 372 400
Open: 24 hours
Rates: See rates for Banyan Tree Phuket
Swimming pools: 1 main pool
Restaurants and bars: 5 restaurants and 2 bars
Distance to the closest beach: 100 m
Distance from Banyan Tree Phuket to Phuket airport: 17 km
Distance from Banyan Tree Phuket to Patong Beach: 20 km
Distance from Banyan Tree Phuket to Phuket Town: 24 km