Samui can be called ‘The Island of Coconuts’ as they can be found throughout the whole island and the coconut industry is the second strongest here after tourism.
Moreover, locals say that Samui coconuts are the best in Thailand and there are 101 ways to enjoy them! Banyan Tree Samui invites guests to sample the coconut spirit of Samui while relaxing in the comfort of the pool villas set amid the privacy of the resort’s bay as well as enjoy pampering at the award-winning Banyan Tree Spa Samui or enjoy delicious cuisine at the resort’s signature restaurants.
Start your Samui coconut journey at the spacious villas of Banyan Tree Samui, each with its private pool. As the villas are evenly dotted around the hills, there are no villas that are the same and above all, each retains a unique charm with higher categories featuring scenic views of the Gulf of Thailand. Upon check-in at the Lobby Lounge, perched on a headland with a breathtaking panorama of the resort and surrounding sea, guests will receive a personalised handbag made from coconut wood to be used during the stay.
After relaxing in the privacy of the villa, guests are welcome to enjoy the taste of coconut in one of the resort’s restaurants, when ordering such traditional Thai dishes as Kanom Buang Chao Wung (which is Thai style crêpe prawns with crab meat and young coconut filling), Mieng Som O Goong Sod (spicy pomelo salad with shrimps, roasted coconut and shallot) orPanang Mhoo Maprao Onn (dried red curry pork and young coconut accompanied by grilled palm heart, pumpkin and asparagus) or the signature cocktails including Tom Kha (based on Malibu, coconut cream, lime, lemongrass, galangal, kaffir lime leaf and red chili) or Banyan Tree Iced Tea (based on Malibu, gin, vodka, triple sec, lime juice and youngcoconut juice).
Start the following day with a trip to local coconut farms set within just a short distance of the resort. Here, among the gracious coconut trees, you can sample the freshest coconut juice; buy authentic oil and watch specially-trained monkeys gracefully climb and pick coconuts from the trees.
After the fun-filled day, it is time for pampering in the award-winning Banyan Tree spa or in the privacy of your own Spa Sanctuary Pool Villa, nestled in the lush hillside. Coconut oil, widely used for its healing effect, is the key ingredient in a soothing 120-minute Coconut Immersion package that includes a 30-minute Pineapple & Coconut Scrub; 60-minute Island Dew Massage; 30-minute Refreshments and Relaxation. The coconut oil is always freshly made in-house from the local coconuts grown at nearby farms.
Before making your way home, purchase coconut souvenirs to remind you of your magical days in Samui, such as handcrafted bags, coconut soap and coconut oil available at the resort’s retail outlet, Banyan Tree Gallery Samui.
Stay at Banyan Tree Samui in Summer and enjoy the Sense of Family offer with daily breakfast buffet, a Thai set dinner for 4 persons, 60 minute spa treatment for 2 persons and round trip airport transfer by van. Terms & conditions apply.
Rates for a Family Ocean Pool Villa start from THB 56,840 per night.
For reservations and enquiries, please visit www.banyantree.com