The yoga session was a relaxing hour of gentle stretching and breathing. Afterwards I was shuttled back to my piece of paradise where I enjoyed breakfast of traditional Thai cuisine including sticky rice and mangos. After breakfast, I was pampered with a 60-minute refreshing facial. Because I got a bit too much sun the day before, I opted for the Thai Honey facial. My face loved the attention!

A few minutes after my gentle facial, my feet were treated to a 30-minute massage. My fabulous therapist used peppermint, tea tree oils, and deep pressure to release the tight knots from my soles. Thinking and feeling like I had died and go to heaven, I drifted off to sleep while I was given a 60-minute body massage. When I woke I was more relaxed, refreshed, and calm than I had been in years.

I always get asked what has been my all-time favorite travel moment, and I have to say with sheer enthusiasm that my time at Banyan Tree Resort in Phuket was one of the finest moments in my life.

At the end of my life, I won’t care about my day jobs, I’ll forget the balance of my 401K, but I will always remember the days at Banyan Tree Resort where heaven opened its doors and gave me a glimpse of what perfection and relaxation is all about.

Banyan Tree Resort

33 Moo 4 Srisoonthorn Road


Amphur Talang



+66 76 324 374

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Victor Koi

(805) 499 9101