In Conversation with Head – Events at Banyan Tree Phuket, Thailand
Award-winning architecture, natural beauty, and top-notch service have earned the Banyan Tree Phuket resort many accolades over the years. This luxurious property which includes a beautiful salt-water lagoon was designed in complete harmony with surrounding nature, from the open-air lobby to the tropical gardens. All the 135 villas here come with their own private pools and include all modern amenities. Situated in the Bang Tao Bay, the resort has a dedicated and experienced events team which has made it one of the top go-to venues for Indian destination weddings. With its sandy beaches, beautiful sea views and diverse venues, the private paradise has everything one needs for a perfect wedding, whether big or intimate. We asked Khun Sarinya Prateepnatalang, Head – Events at Banyan Tree Phuket, about what makes the resort such a popular choice for luxury destination weddings.
1. What is unique about the resort’s location?
“Banyan Tree Phuket is nestled in the enclave of Laguna Phuket. It is very conveniently located as it is just 25 minutes away from the airport. That way, our guests do not have to spend a lot to time driving to and fro from the airport and can relax in the solitude of their private luxury villas. The resort is also close to the Phuket Town if guests want to shop or explore the area.”
2. What makes a wedding at your resort memorable and unforgettable?
“We cater to all weddings, big and small. Guests can enjoy total privacy of a small romantic wedding in one of the private villas that offer stunning lagoon and garden views. For bigger events, the beautiful Lagoon Deck is the perfect venue especially for occasions such as welcome receptions and cocktail parties. It provides the perfect ambiance with the serene lagoon behind it.”
3. Tell us about your experience of planning Indian weddings at your property.
“Our team at Banyan Tree Phuket are always delighted to plan Indian weddings. There is a lot of excitement when we plan and prepare our venues and decor styles to match what our clients want. Each wedding is different and we go the extra mile to ensure that we translate our client’s dreams and wedding visions into reality.”
4. What are your hotel’s WOW factors?
“One of the highlights of the resort is the variety of stunning views it offers – be it of tropical greenery, the golf course scenery, sandy beaches with blue seas and the serene lagoon. These make for perfect backdrops for photos for various events. Our unique experience in putting together Indian weddings is also a key plus point as we focus on wowing our guests from the start.”
5. What will guests rave about to their friends and family?
“Guests will definitely rave about the luxury of having a wedding ceremony in one’s own private villa. Our trained and friendly staff and excellent cuisine options will also impress them.”
6. What authentic local experiences will guests have access to?
“From the moment they enter the resort, guests are pampered with a traditional welcome with jasmine garlands. They can take a relaxing cruise on the resort’s traditional Thai longtail boat, indulge in yoga sessions, and experience a hand-washing ceremony at our signature restaurant ‘Saffron’. Our award-winning spa offers many Asian treatments, including the classic Thai massage. There are many beach activities they can choose from, as well as cycling around the resort and in-villa Pilates sessions”
7. Does the team at The Banyan Tree plan everything A to Z of a wedding?
“Yes, we take care of all the details in collaboration with Indian wedding planners and ensure that we provide our clients with the most memorable wedding experience.”
Contact Banyan Tree, Phuket: +66 76 372 400 or email@example.com