Location:Sequestered in a private beach cove on the paradise island of Koh Samui, this luxurious resort overlooks the glistening Lamai beach and azure waters of the Gulf of Thailand.
History: Liberated from the hustle and bustle of modern life, guests retreat into the peaceful charm of traditionally-inspired Thai architecture, immersed in a sense of timeless mystique among elevated sea view terraces.
Service:The deluxe surroundings are equally matched by the outstanding service at Banyan Tree Samui. From the little touches such as an array of pillow choices, to the all-out indulgence of Samui’s first Hydrotherapy spa, personalized service and complete relaxation is at the very heart of the Banyan Tree experience.
Traditional design meets contemporary luxury in this award-winning five-star resort. Located on the tropical coast of Samui, Banyan Tree’s secluded spot is poised to pamper guests with an array of spacious villas, five delectable dining and extensive spa treatments. At Banyan Tree Samui, opulence and outstanding natural beauty collide to create perfect harmony and an idyllic choice for a wellness retreat, luxury holiday, wedding or business meeting. Just a five-minute drive away, guests can marvel at the scenic Grandmother and Grandfather Stone, enjoy eclectic shopping or venture out to the Beach Republic Club. Surrender to complete tranquility with a relaxing massage or wellness treatment in The Rainforest spa or be inspired to go snorkeling or scuba diving at the nearby Ang Thong Marine Park.
With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
Villas boast private balconies, sweeping ocean or tropical garden views and even private infinity pool options. All rooms are equipped with serene decor, air conditioning, flat-screen TV with cable, DVD player and iPod dock. The decadent bathrooms feature twin vanities and cascading light from floor-to-ceiling windows.
The Deluxe Pool Villas boast 1,399 square feet of space, with one king sized bed, a living room and a private pool surrounded by a landscaped tropical garden.
The villas measure 1,399 to 1,668 square feet with one king-sized bedroom and twin bedroom, both boasting en-suite bathrooms with luxurious rain shower. With a private jet pool and a sundeck kissed by the sea breeze, the quest for tranquility stops here.
Measuring 1,453 square feet with one king sized bedroom, en-suite bathroom and living area, a sky-suspended swimming pool overlooking the crystalline ocean below makes this villa an idyllic retreat.
Within the resort, a fully-equipped, modern fitness center, The Rainforest Spa and the private pools offer exceptional opportunity for activity and relaxation. A wide range of facilities and meeting rooms make the Banyan Tree a very convenient choice for a variety of occasions and events.
With ample space for 200 guests in a cocktail-style setting or to seat 200 and its fully-equipped audio visual facility, the Ballroom is an ideal choice for hosting weddings, parties, meetings and events.
Guests can take a touch of the Banyan Tree home with them in this unique gift shop. The signature spa items and charming handicrafts are available to purchase.
Open daily for children aged four to twelve. Activities include arts and crafts, Thai dancing and games. Babysitting can also be arranged with prior notice.
The events center has two rooms with the capacity for up to 50 delegates and is equipped with whiteboards, LCD projectors, microphones and wireless internet.
The Rainforest combines Western-style hydrothermal therapies and a range of spa treatments with a touch of Asian wellness.
Every amenity for a boardroom meeting is catered for in this 12-person capacity room.
E-mail access, faxing, printing and photocopying and shipping services are offered in the Business Center. A dedicated Library Host is available to offer any assistance for more specific solutions.
The fully-equipped gym is home to the most up-to-date treadmills, cycling and elliptical machines alongside free weights and strength training machines.
Yoga sessions are led by professional instructors, and private sessions are also available.
Choose from a breakfast buffet and an exquisite selection of international cuisine at The Edge, authentic Thai flavors from Saffron restaurant or Sand Banyan Trees premier grill. For informal dining, enjoy a light meal at the Pool Bar or Lobby Lounge.
Guests can select from any of the Banyan Tree’s restaurant menus or opt for a private barbeque with a personal chef.
Saffron’s elegant dining room serves authentic Thai cuisine with a modern twist while guests enjoy flawless views of Lamai beach.
Where better to enjoy fresh seafood and prime cuts of meat than on the beach itself. Presented at the table, diners' selections are then chargrilled, wood-fired or cooked on the rotisserie.
Both indoor and al fresco dining with a stunning vista of the whole cove, The Edge offers Asian and Western dishes and a delectable a la carte menu. With a focus on the highest quality seasonal ingredients and the most discerning of palates, diners are sure to be delighted.
Signature cocktails are paired perfectly with Thai and Western-style tapas dishes. A relaxed and modern oceanview setting in which to while away a quiet morning or to enjoy afternoon tea.
Overlooking the pool, beach and gardens, The Pool Bar offers a range of delicious light snacks and sandwiches as well as a freshly-prepared surprise each day from the chef.
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