Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts
Since opening its flagship Phuket resort in 1994, Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts has focused on providing guests with a retreat experience, using a philosophy of rejuvenating the body, mind and soul. An emphasis is placed on using sustainable and indigenous materials and each property is designed to fit into its natural surroundings. The Banyan Tree Group now manages 36 hotels and resorts, 73 spas and three golf courses in 28 countries.
From dining on the beach in a private tented pavilion at Banyan Tree Samui; to an indulgent in-villa champagne breakfast at Banyan Tree Phuket Spa Sanctuary; to sailing down the Chao Phraya River on an Aspara Dinner Cruise at Banyan Tree Bangkok; the dining options at Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts are as varied as they are luxurious.
What to do
Banyan Tree is well known for its therapeutic spa experiences that are designed to create a “Sanctuary for the Senses”. The spa’s signature Tropical Rainmist experience incorporates a rain shower and a steam bath, followed by an extensive body scrub. Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts has a Spa Academy in Phuket where therapists undergo at least 350 hours of special training to learn the skills required for the hotel’s signature spa treatments. For those wanting to explore further afield outside of the resort, each hotel has a list of recommended activities and experiences, and can even provide a suggested itinerary for guests to experience the best that each region has to offer.
Rates vary depending on location. For more information, see banyantree.com
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Weather to go
Cool season in Thailand ranges from November to February, making it the best time to visit, as the dry climate is preferable to the humidity and heat common to the mid-year months. Times to avoid include April, the hottest month of the year, and from July to October, which is monsoon season. Humidity during this time averages 90% and flooding is common.
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