Undergoing major renovation in 2015, the villas of Banyan Tree Phuket are elegant oases of serenity, dedicated in design and function to total rest and relaxation. Surrounded by tropical Thai décor and architecture, guests can luxuriate in his-and-hers private dressing rooms, plush king-sized beds, a selection of bed billows, romantic private gardens, and warm, outdoor Jacuzzis and sunken stone baths of floral blossoms. The exclusive Pool and Sanctuary Villas offer an even more enhanced villa experience, with a private pool flanked by sun loungers, a personal meditation Thai sala, lavish living spaces, state-of-the-art kitchens, and an outdoor massage space to round out each journey of tranquility.

Stays at Banyan Tree Phuket are accompanied by a myriad of indulgent amenities, from relaxing Ayurvedic spa treatments and flavorful cuisine to a host of recreational activities in and around the sprawling resort, accessible by complimentary buggy rides and bicycle hires. Begin days with a Sun Salutation yoga class at the Meditation Pavilion and follow it with a feast of fresh fruit and a selection of English and Thai specialties at one of the resort’s multitude of restaurants. Banyan Tree’s signature Saffron restaurant offers authentic Thai fare, while the al fresco ambience of Tamarind remains Phuket’s best destination for authentic Japanese sushi and delicacies. Guests can also opt for In-Villa dining, which promises an impressive menu of culinary experiences from elegant champagne breakfasts for two or family friendly outdoor barbecues under the stars.

“Me” and “Us” time comes standard at Banyan Tree Phuket. Choose from relaxing time along the resort’s private Andaman Sea Beach or within the central garden enclave, a maze of interconnected freeform pools and tropical gardens where guests can float on the lazy river, soak in the water jets, and sip on fruity cocktails. Couple spa treatments at the Banyan Tree Spa Sanctuary, authentic Thai cooking classes, starlit dinner cruises on floating pontoon boats, golfing at the nearby Laguna Phuket Golf Club, and kayaking on the saltwater lagoon are just a few of the romantic experiences spun from magical romance of Banyan Tree Phuket. And to ensure prime pampering for the parents, Banyan Tree Phuket offers a daily Turtle Club kids program to keep the little ones busy with outdoor conservation-centric activities and crafts.