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Banyan Tree Samui

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5 out of 5 stars
Banyan Tree Samui
Banyan Tree Samui
Banyan Tree Samui
Banyan Tree Samui
Banyan Tree Samui
Banyan Tree Samui

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5 out of 5 stars

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One of the best Banyan Tree properties on one of the best Thai oases

In this age of social distancing, the ideal holiday would be spent in a villa that has space for you and your loved ones, and is isolated enough to escape from the crowd. Among the hundreds of hotels and resorts out there, Banyan Tree Samui is one of the precious few that fits the bill.

After a one-hour fantastic flight by Bangkok Airway to Samui International Airport, guests are taken to the resort which is located in Lamai Beach, one of the more tranquil and less bustling areas in Koh Samui. Each of its 88 roomy villas are nestled among palm trees and far apart from one another, assuring that, if you wish, you won’t have to see anyone else but your party for the entirety of your stay.

Banyan Tree Samui was established on the island about a decade ago, but its timeless and exquisite design has withstood the test of time. Throughout the hotel, brown wooden patterns are placed against black marble, and given a contemporary take with floral Thai prints and design elements depicting sea turtles and monkeys. All of these give the Samui resort its own identity separate from the other Banyan Tree undertakings.

There are nine different villa types to choose from. Each villa is equipped with identical eco-friendly and world-class amenities—except for a hot jet pool that’s available in certain villas—guaranteeing everything you need for a luxurious stay. There’s also a pillow menu to ensure the perfect sleep! How fancy is that?

Some trekking is needed to move around the resort premises. But if you’d rather not strain yourself, they provide a 24-hour electric buggy service so you can go from place to place. And there are indeed many places to explore at the resort. To start, the Banyan Tree Samui has three dining rooms—The Edge, Sands, and Saffron—the latter of which is a renowned restaurant frequented by Samui visitors craving for a casual Thai street food-inspired feast.

The resort’s beachfront area is ideal for lazing away in the sun. But if you’re feeling a bit active and adventurous, the resort also provides paddle-boards, kayaks, catamarans and snorkelling equipment, as well as cruises and island tours. Wild night outs are possible with a driving service to lively Chaweng.

Your stay wouldn't be complete without an hour or two at the Banyan Tree Spa, which has earned the Singaporean chain much praise and acclaim. The spa’s grand highlight is The Rainforest, a hydrotherapy center where you can enjoy features such as a rainwalk, sauna and steam rooms, and a vitality pool. The entire experience will definitely relax and loosen up your tight muscles. At the same time, it’s actually fun!

Throughout your stay, you will be pampered by friendly but still polite staff who will do all they can to provide you with anything you need. This dedicated service is what seals the deal on the brand’s unrivalled reputation. From start to finish, a holiday at Banyan Tree Samui just brings to life what you thought you’d only see in postcards or hard-to-believe hotel ads. And to cherry-top your entire experience, with a current promotion, an experience at this resort is now even more affordable. Definitely worth every satang.

For more information, please visit the hotel's website or drop them a call (07 7915 333) or an email (

By: Arpiwach Supateerawanitt



Address: 99/9 Moo 4
Lamai Beach, Ko Samui District
Surat Thani
Price: $$$$
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