Having taken a while to decide upon a resort for our stay in Koh Samui, I can categorically state that we made the right choice as we were not disappointed with the Banyan Tree, in fact it is one of the best resorts in which we have stayed and I am quite mystified to read some negative comments on this site.
The villas are stunning and we had a wonderful ocean view.The friendliness of the staff who were always obliging and willing to help - nothing was ever too much trouble and the house-keeping staff provided an excellent service. Thai meals at the Saffron restaurant were delicious and we were never disappointed with the food and the helpfulness of the staff in particular Sao, with her big smile and lovely manner. However, wine is a little pricey at all restaurants in the resort.
Travellers need to be aware as I am not sure this is mentioned on the website that to get around the resort (depending where your villa is) you need to book a buggy. This was not a problem for us and the buggy usually turned up within 5 minutes - it was quite an experience.
We had a wonderful time, felt completely chilled by the end of our 7 night stay and would highly recommend this resort - book now!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on a pristine private beach, the 88 all-pool villa Banyan Tree Samui features the best elements of a tropical getaway with the convenience of being just 19 km from Samui International Airport. Overlooking the sapphire waters of scenic Lamai Bay, the resort is nestled in a series of cascading terraces on a private hill cove in the south-eastern coast of Koh Samui. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Banyan Tree Samui Hotel Koh Samui
- Banyan Tree Samui Ko Samui/Lamai Beach