Banyan Tree Phuket was conceptualized back in 1993 on the faith that an ecologically ravaged site could be nursed back to life in all its abundance. The land was pronounced by a 1977 United Nations report as being too severely ravaged to sustain development.
Where acid-filled craters once stood, inland lakes are now teeming with life. Fish are abundant in the water, and wild ducks make their home in the lakes. Attracted by flowering plants and fruit trees, migratory bird like white egrets and Siberian ducks find refuge surrounding the Banyan Tree Spa Sanctuary’s lagoons.