The Banyan Tree Story
Banyan Tree Phuket
What is true beauty? This was the question asked by 600 acres of land in Phuket, Thailand. And the answer has come to define the role of Banyan Tree resorts in the world. Many years ago, our founders purchased a vast expanse of coastal land punctuated by lagoons of the most intense cobalt blue. Only to discover that its beauty came not from Mother Nature, but the pollution of the previous tenant, a tin mine.
Rather than walk away, they dedicated themselves to cleansing the acid-laden soil and planting more than 7,000 trees. In doing so, they transformed this ecological wasteland into the environmentally-sensitive, first Banyan Tree resort – an oasis that today, is both beautiful and true.