Banyan Tree ‘Spa Sanctuary Phuket

Banyan Tree ‘Spa Sanctuary Phuket

19/04/2013 0 By Chris Parnell

Nestled near the tranquil shores of Phuket’s Bang Tao Bay, Banyan Tree Spa Sanctuary, a boutique pool villa resort, presents unique spa and wellness experiences that bring rejuvenation for the mind, body and soul to new heights. Named 2013 Asia’s Top Ten Hotel Spas by, Asia’s leading hotel booking site, guests can enjoy its new Spa Escapade and Retreat For The Senses packages.

Be Touched
Banyan Tree Spa Sanctuary marks the first resort conceptualised and managed exclusively by the award-winning Banyan Tree Spa, an extension of the Banyan Tree hotel brand that was first launched in 1994. The resort caters to discerning spa and wellness guests with a holistic focus that embraces the five senses – sight, sound, touch, taste and smell. Fourteen luxurious Spa Pool Villas offer a peaceful retreat from which to create tailor-made wellness experiences infused with spa elements, healthy cuisine, award-winning spa treatments and wellness activities.

Banyan Tree Spa Sanctuary offers two new exclusive packages – Spa Escapade for a relaxing getaway, and Retreat For The Senses for a holistic spa-centric journey with unlimited massages. Both packages feature in-villa breakfast and massages, a welcome foot ritual and a consultation with an Ayurvedic doctor, as well as a range of complimentary daily activities including Morning Yoga at the Orchid Garden, Thai High Tea at The Cha lounge, early morning jogs, kayaking, sunset beach volleyball and basic Thai.

Sanctuary for the Senses

Banyan Tree Spa Sanctuary’s 14 Thai-inspired Spa Pool Villas artfully blend traditional Thai aesthetics with luxurious comfort and sophistication. Each villa features an expansive living room complete with a large daybed, writing desk and television. Surrounded by a calming pool, the bedroom emulates an elegant floating pavilion resting on a tranquil lotus pond. A spacious bathroom includes double vanity washbasins, indoor and outdoor showers and bathtubs, a private steam room and his and hers dressing areas.

For enhanced privacy, enjoy a dip in the villa’s private 9-metre pool framed by a Thai sala (pavilion) offering two spa beds in which in-villa spa treatments can be booked.

Guests can enjoy a range of activities steeped in Asian traditions, from sailing in the warm glow of sunset on a traditional Thai longtail boat, joining a temple tour for insight into the traditional Thai way of life, or learning the art of massage at our signature Touch of Wellness massage class.

The resort’s intimate setting, coupled with the enhanced privacy afforded by stand-alone villas featuring plunge pools and peaceful views over a lagoon framed by lush flora, makes for an idyllic retreat for couples celebrating special occasions.

Where Ultimate Bliss Beckons…

Both packages feature an exotic Himalayan Singing Bowl welcome ritual with a soothing footbath and massage upon arrival as well as daily Rise and Shine Massage by the therapist.

The Spa Escapade package offers a relaxing getaway with one therapeutic 60-minute in-villa massage per guest per stay showcasing Banyan Tree Spa’s intuitive art of touch philosophy. Performed by therapists trained at Banyan Tree Spa Academy, guests can indulge in a selection of massages such as Asian Blend and Balinese throughout their stay and 50% discount for additional in-villa massages provided by Banyan Tree Spa. Rate starts from THB 21,120+++ per night for a minimum three nights’ stay, valid from now to 31 August 2013.

The Retreat For The Senses package is a private sojourn of self-discovery to holistic wellness, which allows guests to “Spa all you can”. It will feature unlimited 60-minute in-villa massages per guest daily, one Touch of Wellness massage lesson per person per stay, a wellness cuisine set lunch or dinner daily along with in-depth Ayurvedic consultation. Rate starts from THB 28,400+++ per night with a minimum three nights’ stay, valid from now to 31 August 2013.

For reservations, please call Banyan Tree Spa Sanctuary at +66 76 372 400 or email at More information can be found on the website,

Banyan Tree Spa Phuket
When Banyan Tree Spa opened in Phuket, Thailand in 1994, it pioneered the tropical garden spa concept with its Asian therapies and holistic focus on spiritual, mental and physical harmony. As one of the pioneer oriental spas in Asia, the flagship spa reintroduced an exotic blend of ancient health and beauty practices which have been passed down from generation to generation.

Like the tropical and sacred tree from which it got its name, the Banyan Tree Spa offers guests a sanctuary for the senses – a place for physical, mental and spiritual renewal. To achieve this, the Spa focuses on a non-clinical and holistic approach based on traditional Asian healing therapies. It emphasises on a ‘high-touch, low-tech’ approach that celebrates the human touch and the use of natural herbs and spices.

This philosophy is communicated to all therapists who undergo training at the Banyan Tree Spa Academy in Phuket, which was set up in 2001. The Banyan Tree Spa Academy trains a dedicated group of therapists for both Banyan Tree and Angsana Spas. The training programme encompasses all areas of spa therapy, including knowledge of the human anatomy and important pressure points, modern and traditional massage techniques, variation of body weight for different techniques, knowledge of skin epidermis and facial applications, properties of different herbs and spices, preparation of spa ingredients, setting up of treatment rooms and spa pavilions, and standard greeting procedures. The Banyan Tree Spa Academy Phuket is accredited by Thailand’s Ministries of Education and Public Health.

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