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Banyan Tree Phuket Review – Luxury Wellness Resort

Relax, rejuvenate and restore at the Banyan Tree Phuket’s luxury wellness resort in the Laguna complex in Phuket. Lush tropical gardens surround the Banyan Tree’s flagship resort on the west coast of Thailand.  The resort is surrounded by its own saltwater lagoon and a few minutes’ walk from the resort will find you relaxing on Bang Tao beach.

This is our Banyan Tree Phuket Review.  Pack your bags and head to the Banyan Tree for that well-deserved luxury break. The ultimate in luxury awaits you.

Main pool at Banyan Tree Phuket
Main pool at Banyan Tree Phuket – image credit Banyan Tree Phuket

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Banyan Tree Phuket History

Who would have thought this beautiful tropical paradise was once a thriving tin mine? Once the mines were abandoned the land was left with toxic chemicals. The land was actually declared unfit and not suitable for any type of development by the United Nations in 1977.

Banyan Tree’s founder Ho Kwon Ping searching for accommodation for his employees happened across the abandoned mine area and after three years of hard work transformed this area into one of the best luxury regions in Southern Thailand.

The Banyan Tree Hotels Group was formed in 1994.  Currently, there are 58 Banyan Trees Hotels and Resorts operating in 17 countries with more hotels and resorts opening in the near future.

The Banyan Tree Phuket was opened in 1995.

Heading to Bangkok? Check out our article on Bangkok here

Another favourite Banyan Tree property of ours is Banyan Tree in Bangkok with its Vertigo and Moon Rooftop Bar and Restaurant.

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Banyan Tree Phuket Location

Map of Banyan Tree Phuket

Banyan Tree Phuket Map location
Banyan Tree Phuket Map Location

Address: 33 33/27 ถนน ศรีสุนทร Tambon Choeng Thale, Amphoe Thalang, Chang Wat Phuket

Phuket International Airport is 30 km from the Banyan Tree Phuket.

Check out our Youtube Video of the Banyan Tree in Phuket

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Review of Banyan Tree Phuket

Accommodation

For luxury accommodation, you really can’t beat the Banyan Tree Phuket.  Just entering the complex gives you that wow feeling!

Banyan Tree Phuket Pool Villas

Banyan Tree Pool Villa
Banyan Tree Phuket Pool Villa

The luxurious 170 sqm king-size pool villas are suitable for 2 persons. You will sleep well in Banyan Tree’s king-size Japanese bed and luxuriate in the outdoor bathtub.

All pool villas come with:

  • tea and coffee-making facilities
  • complimentary Wi-Fi
  • complimentary bicycles

For four people you can book the Grand 2 Bedroom Pool villas with a pool, a king bedroom and a twin bedroom – total luxury wrapped up in 380 sqm.

Banyan Tree Double Pool Villas

For supreme luxury, the 2 bedroom double pool villas at 1500 sqm will have you returning year after year. With one king bedroom and one twin bedroom with lagoon views and its own whirlpool and 15m infinity pool, and an office and spa pavilion, there is nothing more that you would want for a completely relaxing holiday.

Master Bedroom in the Banyan Tree Phuket Double Pool Villa
Banyan Tree Phuket Master Bedroom at the Double Pool Villa

The King-size Master Bedroom is special and very unique, with floor-to-ceiling glass walls surrounded by your own private pool – what a way to wake up in the morning with a coffee in your hand and the tropical scents of the frangipani tree wafting throughout the villa.

Your morning view from the Master Bed in the Double Pool Villas at Banyan Tree Phuket
The view from your master bedroom in the Double Pool Villas

Take your coffee with you and laze in your built-in pool chairs before heading out to breakfast. Make sure you check the ceiling out above your king-size bed as you settle in for the night.

Maybe you could consider ordering breakfast to be delivered to you by boat one morning!

Banyan Tree Veya

Yoga at Veya Wellness
Yoga at Veya – Banyan Tree Phuket – image credit Banyan Tree Phuket

In 2022 Banyan Tree Phuket launched Veya – a unique wellness sanctuary unlike any that you may have experienced before.

The word ‘veya’ means to weave. Based on 8 pillars of well-being Veya’s bespoke programme takes you down your individual path of well-being. The pillars are:

  • sleep and rest – enjoy calming activities
  • bonding and connection – using special techniques to enhance emotional well-being with friends or partners
  • dietary understanding – enjoy a range of Mediterranean and Asian cuisines to enhance your overall well-being
  • physical vitality – focuses on cardiovascular health and muscle strength
  • mindfulness – workshops to calm your mind, enjoy meditation and mind-body movements
  • development and learning – using a range of well-being techniques to enhance and embody a new look on life
  • harmony with nature – enhancement of your well-being by being one with nature through barefoot nature walks and meditation
  • sustained well-being practices – through Veya’s customised practices you can take home your learnings on how to maintain calmness, gratitude, compassion and happiness to name just a few

A consultation on arrival at the Banyan Tree Spa – Veya will have your well-being programme mapped out for you with healthy cuisine and a range of spa treatments and activities. The award-winning spa will soothe all your senses as you indulge in a complete wellness programme throughout your stay.

Your Monday could look like this:

  • 0730 – 0830 Neighbourhood cycle
  • 0830 – 0930 Fat Blast
  • 1030 – 1130 Positive Resilience
  • 1200 – 1300 Herbal Massage Oil
  • 1300 – 1400 Posture Alignment
  • 1430 – 1530 Core Pilates
  • 1600 – 1700 Yoga Duo
  • 1730 -1800 Sleep Mediation

Other activities planned for your overall well-being include:

  • Ocean Breath
  • Nutrition for vitality
  • Muay Thai
  • Firm Abs
  • Body Stretch
  • Mindful living
  • Spinal stretch and much much more
Veya Pool Villa Bedroom
Veya Pool Villa

The 23-villa resort within the large Banyan Tree complex in Phuket offers the Veya Pool Villa for 2 at 140 sqm.

Dining Experiences at Banyan Tree Phuket

The best of Thai cuisine at Saffron
Thai cuisine at the signature Saffron Restaurant – image credit Banyan Tree Phuket

For dinner head to their signature restaurant Saffron for the best of Thai cuisine.

Breakfast is served at the Watercourt Restaurant from 6.30 am to 10.30 am. In the evening from 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm enjoy International cuisine in a romantic setting.

The Banyan Cafe with its views of the Golf Course is open for breakfast from 6.30 am to 11.00 am and lunch from 11.30 am to 7.00 pm.

Enjoy dinner with a view at Tre Restaurant open from 6.30 pm.

Veya has its own restaurant serving wholesome and healthy cuisine from 12.00 to 3.00 pm and from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm.

Banyan Tree Hi-Tea is served in the Lobby bar every day from 2 pm to 5 pm.

Facilities at Banyan Tree Phuket

If you feel active there are three tennis courts to choose from as well as a Par 71 18-hole golf course.

For children and teens, there is a Rangers Club with loads of activities for all ages.

Latest Banyan Tree Phuket Tripadvisor review: 

“We had a fantastic holiday at the Banyan Tree Phuket – would highly recommend Dam and his exceptional in villa BBQ! Best food we had!! Thank you so much for everything / we will be back again without a doubt!”

Conclusion

The Banyan Tree Phuket ticks all the boxes for your next holiday whether you are a family, couples, solo, friends or looking for that unique luxury wellness retreat. We can’t wait to return!

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