Banyan Tree Samui, Koh Samui
There are many beachfront, luxury resorts on Koh Samui, and indeed in Thailand, but every now and again you come across one which seems to epitomise everything you would expect from a fabulous retreat in the ‘land of smiles’. The Banyan Tree Samui is just such a place. Set into the hillside, the resort commands exceptional views over the sapphire waters of Lamai Bay which lap the pristine white sands of the beach below.
Banyan Tree Samui
There are 88 pool villas which cascade down the hillside in a series of flowing terraces, many taking pole position for the incredible view. All have a clever design, contemporary without being clinical, plenty of teak wood and vibrant Thai silks and a layout which flows effortlessly from inside to out. The infinity edge pools have to be seen to be believed and are amongst the largest on the island. To ensure you get a fabulous view we suggest checking into an Ocean or Horizon Hillcrest Pool Villa. For the ultimate indulgence there are a select few signature villas set high above the rest – total privacy ensured. We love the special touches such as a pillow selection, turn down service and an extensive bath menu!
Under the shade of coconut palms and perched on the hillside with cinematic views, Banyan Tree Samui offers five superb dining outlets including the classic beach grill restaurant ‘Sands’ – or head up to ‘Saffron’ for signature contemporary Thai cuisine. The Edge hugs the cliff edge and offers crowd pleasing dishes for breakfast and lunch alongside spectacular views, whilst the pool bar creates healthy lunchtime treats and boasts a talented mixologist for those lazy afternoon cocktails.
Banyan Tree’s award-winning spas are well known amongst spa aficionados for their head to toe therapies and Banyan Tree Spa Samui is no exception. It has a suite of 10 spacious indoor spa pavilions – all offering an extensive range of Asian-inspired body and beauty treatments and Koh Samui’s first hydrotherapy spa, The Rainforest. A range of water-based activities will entice you into the warm waters of the gulf, whilst yoga classes are available to refocus the mind and soul.
Banyan Tree Samui has a lot to offer for those who like to stay active. Stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, and catamarans are all available from the private beach. Additionally, there is a table tennis table, a pool table, and a punch bag for budding Muay Thai fighters located in the garden behind the beach. The pool is spacious enough for a good swim and features an adjacent children's pool and the Octopus Kids Club for children between four and twelve.
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