Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts recommends five of the most spectacular places to spend the holiday season. No matter where you are celebrating your year-end holidays, the true joy of these festivities is spending time with family and friends. The ones dearest to you deserve to be pampered so spread the holiday cheer by giving them the vacation of their dreams. From foodie getaways to a masquerade ball in the city or even some fun under the sun, there is a perfect Banyan Tree destination to create unforgettable memories.
Harry Potter-Inspired Getaway
For an activity-filled holiday, bring your family to Banyan Tree Mayakoba, nestled in the heart of the Riviera Maya. From 19th of Dec till 1st Jan, your kids can dress up as a Christmas Elf and take part in a Beach Scavenger Hunt, Christmas Craft-making and more. For the adults, learn how to Paddle Board, play Coconut Bowling or enter a Kayaking Competition! On Christmas Eve, an authentic Mexican buffet dinner party featuring delicious enchiladas and pico de gallo await. Come New Year’s Eve, experience a magical Harry Potter night and watch as the Lobby Terrace transform into Hogwarts Dining Hall. Experience a dash of wizardry and a dollop of creativity, with an epicurean buffet inspired by each of Hogwarts’ houses. Hop aboard the Hogwarts Express as it takes you to Banyan Tree Mayakoba. Book the Sense of Celebration offer starting from USD 1,449 per couple. For reservations, please contact +52 984 877 3688 or email [email protected]
Exclusive Cliff-Edge Retreat
Banyan Tree Ungasan is the perfect Balinese hideaway for those seeking a rejuvenating holiday. On Christmas Eve, be entertained at award-winning Ju-Ma-Na with an acoustic live band and the Dalung Orphanage Choir belting out familiar Christmas carols. For USD110++ per pax, enjoy a delectable Christmas Eve menu with highlights such as Foie Gras Terrine and Turkey Medallion. On New Year’s Eve, join the majestic Masquerade themed party, Unmask A New Chapter to ring in the New Year. Over at Bambu, guests may enjoy a traditional Balinese Performance, with a DJ spinning all night, stunning fireworks and a balloon drop at the stroke of midnight for USD130++ complete with mouth-watering delights. For reservations, please contact +62 361 300 7000 or email [email protected]
Spend Christmas Underwater
Natural beauty and fun-filled activities abound on this scenic destination. Home to spectacular Maldivian reefs and awe-inspiring sunsets, take a special Christmas Day dive at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru to explore the beauty that lies beneath the great Indian Ocean or simply relax in your private pool villa. Look forward to a scrumptious spread on New Year’s Eve and join the Count Down Party at Naiboli Bar and dance the night away under a blanket of stars to usher in the New Year. You and your family can also take part in a range of CSR activities specially planned during this festive period, including coral planting and turtle release. Regular dive prices apply. For reservations, please contact at +960 664 3147 or email [email protected]
A Yuletide Party in the City
Be enveloped in the magical atmosphere of the Christmas and the New Year holidays at Banyan Tree Bangkok where a world of culinary wonders awaits you. You will be spoilt for choice at the hotels’ five F&B outlets ranging from Thai, Cantonese or Japanese cuisine. For a memorable Christmas family reunion, Romsai offers an extravagant Brunch and Dinner Buffet with joyful carols filling the air… wait, that’s not all because Santa will be swinging by too to surprise the young ones. If you are looking for a laid-back yet enthralling venue to spend the last day of the year, Vertigo TOO – located on the 60th floor offers unhindered views of the fireworks; indulge in free flow of drinks with live band performances to party the year away. Enjoy Vertigo TOO’s New Year’s Eve four-course set menu at USD 118nett per person and the Unlimited Beverage Package at USD84nett per person. To experience an innovative re-creation of signature Thai dishes, head to Saffron for a flavourful five-course New Year’s Eve Thai Set Dinner with live performance starting from USD180nett per person. For reservations, please contact+66 (0) 2679 1200 or email [email protected]
A Sun-Kissed Holiday
If a white Christmas isn’t your thing, trade the snow for some sun and sand on the shores of Phuket’s Bang Tao Bay. With an enticing array of merry offerings at Banyan Tree Phuket, there is something for everyone to bask in the revelry of the festive season. The gastronomic line-up includes a five-course Christmas Eve set dinner with traditional Christmas delicacies, a Christmas brunch featuring an extravagant selection of fresh seafood, roasted lamb; a boxing day poolside barbeque luncheon, and a grand New Year’s Eve Gala Party by Executive Chef Alfonso de la Dehesa and his team. After a night of partying, wake up to a lavish brunch spread and celebrate the first day of the New Year with a splendid seven-course degustation dinner by Executive Sous Chef, Kreaton Cutajar. Prices for the Christmas Brunch are at USD92 per adult while the New Year’s Eve Gala Party and New Year’s Day Degustation Dinner is at USD530 and USD98 respectively. For reservations, please contact +66 76 372 400 or email [email protected]
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