Banyan Tree Phuket Review
Banyan Tree Phuket on Bang Tao Beach is the most luxurious of the five resorts in the Laguna Complex and one of the best hotels in Phuket. The hotel opened more than two decades and has always been one of the ultimate resort experiences 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 ensure 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.
|Banyan Tree Phuket Summary|
|The Beach||Bang Tao is a beautiful wide beach with soft sand but water is not as blue and shallow as southern beaches.|
|The Hotel||5-star resort with 218 private villas divided into 7 villa types: Banyan Pool Villa, Banyan Lagoon Pool Villa, Grand Lagoon Pool, Serenity Pool Villa, Signature Pool Villa, Spa Pool Villas, Double Pool Villa.|
|The Facilities||Banyan Tree is famous for its award winning spa, a 18-holes golf just across the lobby and 5 excellent restaurants and 2 bars.|
|What's Around?||Beyond the hotel's own facilities, guests can enjoy all the nearby resorts outlets, and a free shuttle can even take them to the trendy Boat Avenue for more bars, restaurants and even a Fridaty Night market|
|Who is it for?||Banyan Tree Phuket addresses to travellers who prefer privacy and luxury near the beach, but away from the crowds.|
|Worth Noticing||The hotel is not on the beach itself and guests will have to walk a bit through immense garden to reach the ocean. There is no nightlife or clubs in this part of Phuket. |
The Spa is so famous, guests should book as early as possible
|Price||Prices are very high, especially during the high season. (December to March)|
The Villas at Banyan Tree Phuket
Banyan Tree Phuket features 218 villa-resorts divided into 7 villa types: Banyan Pool Villa, Banyan Lagoon Pool Villa, Grand Lagoon Pool, Serenity Pool Villa, Signature Pool Villa, Spa Pool Villas, Double Pool Villa.
All the villas are 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 understand and love it. You can enjoy excellent in-villa dining, and anyway, the sea is just a few steps away with all the beach facilities.
Banyan Tree Phuket Restaurants
With five restaurants and two bars in the resort, you can treat yourself to different cuisines every single day of your holiday:
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 candles and starlights, is expensive but hard to beat. You can also get a shuttle to dine at any resort in the Laguna Complex or one of the many affordable but trendy restaurants of the nearby Boat Avenue.
Banyan Tree Spa
Banyan Tree Spa is also the most outstanding wellness centre on the island and a world-award-winning spa. The list of treatments is as long as they are expensive, but if you are familiar with wellness travel, you will be able to appreciate why the spa is this popular. Remember that you will have to book in advance to get any treatment!
Then you have your own 18 holes golf course right in front of the lobby. Laguna Golf Phuket is an extremely popular resort golf course right in the middle of the Laguna hotel and resort complex close to Bangtao beach. It used to be a very flat and uninteresting layout, but a few years ago, it was totally remodelled and re-designed, and it now provides a challenge for golfers of all standards. It’s not a very long course, and its main defence is the strategically sited bunkers and water hazards and the newly shaped greens, which have plenty of bumps and hollows, which makes putting a challenge.
The beach of Bang Tao 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.
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Banyan Tree Phuket Info
Location: Bang Tao Beach
Address: 33, 33/27 Moo 4, Srisoonthorn Road, Cherngtalay, Bangtao
Phone: 076 372 400
Open: 24 hours
Bookings: See the rates
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
Banyan Tree Phuket Map
Get the directions on your phone: https://g.page/BanyanTreePhuketTH?share
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