A recent trip to Banyan Tree Phuket had us in awe of its beauty, air of luxury, and its still and secluded environment for being the perfect place to be for newlyweds or couples – allowing time to not only fall in love with the place, but with each other's company all over again. Here are 11 reasons why you and your partner should hop on the next plane to Phuket and check in at this luxurious resort.

You will be detached from reality as you take in its breathtaking surroundings

Located at Bang Tao Bay, on the northwest coast of Phuket Island in Thailand, Banyan Tree is a 20-minute drive from Phuket International Airport. It is part of Laguna Phuket, Asia’s first integrated resort – and the integrated development is a first of its kind in Asia, so it’s quite easy to lose yourself to the tranquility it provides. One instantly feels at peace, and away from the world.

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<strong>You get a private villa all to yourselves</strong>

There are 135 luxurious villas, which are surrounded by tropical gardens and watercourts. All the villas feature a king-sized bed, open air sunken bathtub and a private landscaped garden – a perfect way to get to reconnect with your loved ones.

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<strong>There is a private pool for you to take a skinny dip in</strong>

As privacy is pivotal in this resort, one can do anything without the worry of being watched, and so when one encounters a private pool at their place of residence, what does one do? One takes a dip for hours upon hours, for that perfect all-around tan.

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<strong>You can also opt for a hot bath outdoors</strong>

If you browse Banyan Tree Phuket’s Instagram account, you would see a whole load of creative shots taken at this very spot. It’s your and your loved ones’ time to shine, to come up with a new beautiful shot. Or, if you’re not keen, taking a warm, long bath while looking up at the great blue sky will do wonders for your body, mind and soul.

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<strong>You can arrange for a private dinner for the both of you in the middle of a lake</strong>

They don’t call this a Dining Destination for no reason. Enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner under the stars, on Banyan Tree’s floating restaurant. Just you, your loved one and the beautiful ambiance. If you are sticking to the rule of being lazy, however, in-dining options are available.

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<strong>There are couple massages &ndash; the perfect combo of romance and relaxation</strong>

What’s a holiday without a trip to the spa? The spa facility here introduces an exotic blend of ancient health and beauty practices, and you can choose to indulge in love and romance, and go for the couple treatments, complete with a romantic room setup. If you have other interests, or if you partner choose to go for something else, worry not. There are signature treatments for you to enjoy alone.

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<strong>You can take a romantic walk down the Frangipani path</strong>

Enjoy nature and walk down the resort’s pathway filled with Frangipanis – while it makes for a beautiful photo, hope that it’s a windy day so you can smell the scent of flowers wafting in the air.


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<strong>Learn something new and impress your loved ones</strong>

There are various classes (group or private) available here, so you don’t have to worry about missing your yoga or gym sessions. You can play tennis, or go for the aqua gym classes. If you need to take more experiences home, take a Thai gourmet cuisine class, and you’ll leave with a customised Banyan Tree apron and certificate.

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<strong>Your yoga or exercise sessions are better with the beautiful view</strong>

Banyan Tree Phuket’s proximity to the 3-km Bangtao beach allows for absolute tranquility and serenity. Think of nothing but the sound of the waves crashing on the shores, or take a morning jog or walk.

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<strong>You can challenge each other to a game of golf, perhaps?</strong>

The golf course here is named ‘Thailand’s Best Golf Course’ for two consecutive years, and ‘Asia’s Best Golf Course’ by World Golf Awards.

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<strong>Your trip ends on a high note, as you and your partner write a wish which will be hung under the Banyan tree</strong>

Before you leave, write a wish and hang it under the Banyan Tree outside the reception and lobby. At the end of the year, the resort team brings it to the temple to pray that all your wishes will be fulfilled. We highly suggest the wish, ‘to come back here with my loved ones again’.

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