Thursday, March 22, 2012

Banyan Tree Phuket Double Pool Villa (I)

Looking at the well kept conditions of Banyan Tree Phuket Double Pool Villas (DPV), it's no wonder I thought that it's spanking new. Launched in 2006 but now marketed as a luxury boutique establishment within the 3 properties of Banyan Tree Phuket, it is catered for guests looking for exclusivity and refined luxury.

The luxury starts the minute you arrive at Phuket Airport, where a staff will meet you upon arrival and whisk you through the fast track lane and into the waiting car. It's nothing new but it's a perk that is included as part of the package for the DPV guests. Luxury is about the little details.

There are only 24 villas in this premier enclave that has its own private resort entrance and lobby. The one bedroom DPV is approximately 1,300sqm in size, which is substantially bigger than the other Banyan Tree villas that are approximately 170-380sqm.

Here's a look at my "home" for the next few days.

The entrance to our DPV. We even have our own bicycles.

The hallway leading to the lounge area

The lounge area overlooking the pool and lagoon

The living room with a writing desk that overlooks the lagoon.

The amazing pool that overlooks the lagoon and Tre restaurant

The "floating" bedroom that is surrounded by a wading pool

The wading pool in front of the bedroom

The bathroom that has a steam room within a shower facility

The bath with a view

The exterior of the one bedroom DPV

The outdoor dining area and loungers

Chilling in the jacuzzi within the 15m infinity lap pool that overlooks the lagoon

The outdoor shower

At the DPV, guests will have their own villa host who is on call 24 hours a day... it's just a speed dial away on the Nokia mobile phone that they provide. How thoughtful is that?

I am loving this place and have decided that I should come back every year. It ain't difficult since it's only an hour plus plane ride away to this paradise.

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