Phuket, March 2016 – What would resort life be without a sumptuous breakfast and a spa sanctuary. Mr. King and I found both at Banyan Tree Resort Phuket.
After a recent renovation in 2015, a new culinary team was also assembled, with Spanish Chef Alfonso De La Dehesa at the helm. The new breakfast buffet was now served in the lower verandah overlooking the lake. The already impressive breakfast selection has been even further improved.
The buffet was extensive – with an array of food including Italian antipasti, aged beef, smoked salmon, assortment of baked breads & pastries, Japanese miso soup, tropical fruits, yogurts & cereals, egg station, ever-changing selection of hot foods and of course, local Thai dishes. The options were endless.
One look at the juice bar – it was definitely not just orange or grapefruit juice. I loved their freshly squeezed mango juice and guava juice.
On the a la carte menu, one could even request for Spanish huevos (eggs) and churros!
My toddler son enjoyed his eggs and bacon too! The buffet was perfect for adults and kids alike.
As for the spa, Banyan Tree is known as one of the innovators of the spa industry in Thailand. So one can rest assured of the quality of their spa services.
Some of the spa villas have been renovated in 2015. The spa also updated their welcome drinks – a different color drink each day. We were served orange ginger juice on one day, and lemongrass green tea on another. On the third visit, we got a taste of Butterfly leaves blue tea with ginger.
After the spa, guests are welcome to use the spa pool, a lap pool where no children are allowed. Banyan Tree is a real sanctuary for the senses and the soul. Needless to say, Mr. King and I left the resort refreshed and calmed.
All photos were taken by Mrs. King.