Banyan Tree Samui is set to launch in July 2010. The resort will offer a Sanctuary for the Senses, with a selection of 78 spacious pool villas, iconic dining venues and Koh Samui’s first hydrotherapy Spa, The Rainforest.
The villas are clustered on a private hill cove on Lamai beach and range from the Deluxe Pool Villa at 191 square metres (sqm) to the Sanctuary Pool Villa at 428 sqm. The private pools are amongst the largest for a hotel on Koh Samui, and are invitingly accessible from the living room and the bedroom.
The hallmarks of Banyan Tree Samui will be Banyan Tree Spa and its exclusive hydrotherapy facility, The Rainforest. The Rainforest is designed as a hydrothermal circuit, comprising alternating hot and cold thermal cabins, for couples to embark on a trail of wellness treats. Walk through The Rainforest Trail, offering 10 different hydrothermal therapy experiences such as Rain Walk, Aroma Steam, Nature’s Glow and Scrub, Rasul, Finnish Sauna, Bucket Drench Shower, Ice Fountain, Swiss Shower and Vitality Pool. Holistic Asian-inspired spa experiences will be delivered by the expert spa therapists, trained at the exclusive Banyan Tree Spa Academy, in 10 spacious indoor spa pavilions with beach views.
Two signature cliff-hugging restaurants, The Edge and Saffron, will offer contemporary Asian and international cuisine with spectacular views. Saffron, perched on the highest point of the resort, features three private dining rooms for exclusive groups of 10 each, as well as an extensive wine cellar. Sands restaurant – tucked on the beach – will offer a char-grill and wood-fired menu of local seafood and a selection of steak and pizza.
The resort’s main infinity swimming pool and children’s pool offer yet more dedicated areas for leisure and entertainment. Banyan Tree’s signature touches include complimentary poolside treats, where guests will be surprised with ice cream cones, sherbets and traditional coconut jellies.
A special opening offer is available for guests staying two nights or more. Guests will receive a credit of THB 8,750 (approx £175) to spend on food and beverage, spa treatments and gifts or spa products at the Banyan Tree Gallery (retail outlet) plus a complimentary session at The Rainforest. An additional complimentary 90-minute Banyan Tree Spa massage session is included for stays of three consecutive nights.
This introductory offer starts from THB21,421 (approximately £430) for a Deluxe Pool Villa per night on a daily breakfast basis. The price also includes all taxes and service charges and is valid for reservations from 1 May to 30 September 2010, and stays from 1 July to 21 December 2010.