Banyan Tree Phuket
Pure indulgence, the Phuket-based Banyan Tree has to be top ten on the bliss list. An oasis of peace and tranquillity located just a heartbeat away from the vibrant town centre, Banyan Tree Phuket, is one of three Banyan Tree properties that combine to make an outstanding resort.
Its sister properties are Banyan Tree Spa Sanctuary and DoublePool Villas by Banyan Tree. Banyan Tree Phuket itself comprises 135 luxuriously appointed villas fringing a saltwater lagoon and the sandy beaches of Bang Tao Bay. Every villa features a king-sized bed, spacious bedroom, his and her dressing areas, an open-air sunken bath and a private landscaped garden.
Dining here is a delight with six restaurants to choose from but one of its most memorable dining experiences is found at the floating restaurant. Located in the midst of the main lagoon, you are transported to your table across the water by traditional Thai longtail boat where you dine under the stars as you enjoy a private romantic dinner for two.
There is a wealth of activities to enjoy here including golf at Laguna Phuket Golf Club an 18-hole, par-71 resort course, designed by Max Wexler and David Abell, which challenges golfing enthusiasts of all abilities. It also offers extensive practice facilities and state of the art teaching centre. Features include a covered area for sun and rain protection, a full-length driving range, putting greens, practice bunkers and chipping areas; so you can work on both your short and long games.
The LPGC Teaching Centre offers the video analysis with the latest teaching software together with comprehensive learning aids. All the Club's professionals are qualified PGA professionals. There are also tennis facilities and for younger guests, the Quest Camp Laguna offers children, aged 9-14 the opportunity to join individual and group activities at the Quest Facility.
For pampering the Banyan Tree Spa Phuket offers an exotic blend of massages and body treatments inspired by traditional Asian health and beauty remedies. It's also home to the Banyan Tree Academy where all their worldwide spa therapists are trained. And you can tell. An exotic blend of treatments sometimes includes scrubbing, oiling and massages. This could be, quite literally, as good as it gets!