If your checklist for choosing the perfect tropical holiday villa involves a private pool, modern architecture and design but with a touch of local culture, and super idyllic and inspiring nature, then Banyan Tree Phuket ticks all these boxes.
Situated on the island’s picturesque Bang Tao Bay area, the resort recently wrapped up its upgrading works. The result is that each of the 137 villas on the estate now boasts its own private pool, sleek furnishings and interior decors and plenty of luxurious trappings.
Expect a welcoming setting in each villa thanks to the floor-to-ceiling glass windows in the living rooms, giving a sweeping view of the outdoor features like the private jacuzzi, infinity pool and the tree-lined lagoon. Authentic Thai touches are evident in the modern architecture too. Think dramatic Siamese roofs, a healthy dose of wooden finishes, traditional artwork and an authentic sala or Thai open pavilion located outside each bedroom.
For a more calming and surreal retreat, each master bedroom of the Double Pool Villa is outfitted by a ‘floating’ king-sized bed lined by Thai silk sheets and surrounded by a wading pool. And if that isn’t enough to wow, there is also an entertainment room, a well-equipped kitchen, minibar and wine bar as well as a steam room within a spacious bathroom.
If you fancy your own Thai mansion, then check in into one of the 24 luxurious Double Pool Villas that dot the estate’s very own private lagoon. The ultimate excess is the sprawling manicured gardens that surround these private properties. Each villa has access to its own garden that spans from 1,300 sq metres (about the size of 10 five-room HDB flat) to 2,500 sq metres.
Perfect for those who love to entertain or are travelling with an entourage, the lush outdoor space also features a 14.5 metre-long infinity pool, with a crystal jacuzzi, outdoor shower, sun loungers and much more.
When it comes to good grub, Banyan Tree Phuket has it covered too. Besides local fare, there’s also Japanese cuisine or the option of having a barbecue meal in your own villa – with all menus designed by its executive chef Kreaton Cutajar who had previously worked for two Michelin-starred restaurants in London, including stints with celebrity chefs Gordon Ramsay and Anthony Demetre.
As a treat, we’re giving away a 3D2N stay in Banyan Pool Villa worth $1,800 inclusive of daily breakfast for two persons. Sign yourselves up for the idyllic getaway here. Contest ends 6 June 2018.
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