The search is on for summer’s best beach getaways with Banyan Tree
28 Jun 2010
Singapore– Search for this summer’s best beach getaways, and secure the best villas for your perfect holiday tan. Banyan Tree resorts in Mexico, Seychelles, Indonesia and China offer villa vacations where the sands are warm and welcoming, and the service even more so. Check out these global destinations from the Banyan Tree collection.
China’s Hawaii of the East has a few surprises for jaded beach lovers. The island of Hainan, known for its coconuts trees and pineapple produce, is now attracting local and international beach lovers with its powdery sands and offshore marine life. Banyan Tree Sanya is situated on a secluded picturesque peninsula on the southern tip of Hainan, directly on Luhuitou Bay. Guests are spoilt for choice as they move between the beach and large main swimming pool, each with myriad facilities. On the private beach, used only by Banyan Tree guests, 11 breezy cabanas built for two, offer the ideal lounge pad for enjoying the sea, while the nearby free-form swimming pool is equipped with spa jets. Stay in one of 49 pool villas, each with an enchanting tropical garden setting for the outdoor swimming pool which starts from 45 square metres. Best Available Rates for Pool Villas start from US$295++ per night for two.
Riviera Maya, Mexico
Mexico’s Caribbean coast has been famous for decades, but a new stretch has come to attention. The Riviera Maya is home to party town Playa del Carmen, as well as secluded enclaves that offer the utmost intimacy and relaxation in the form of private pool villas. Banyan Tree Mayakoba, which has topped TripAdvisor.com’s list at number one resort in Riviera Maya since its opening in March 2009, is the place for ultimate indulgence, be it for exquisite dining experiences, award-winning Banyan Tree Spa treatments and hydrotherapy facility, or the 107 private pool villas and townhouses. A dedicated beach club, Sands, offers meals, loungers and an infinity pool for guests even as they enjoy the pale blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. Take a leaf from the ancient Mayans and enjoy the sunrise on the beach, soaking in the purifying rays of the early morning sun. Best Available Rates for Garden Pool Villas start from US$575++ per night for two.
Intendance Bay, Seychelles
On the main island of Mahé, Seychelles, several beaches jostle for top position – and they are all winners. Seychelles is known as the original ‘garden of eden’ – where you can find giant tortoises that weigh 100kg, rare coco-de-mer trees, corals and marine life, and the impeccableBanyan Tree Seychelles. Its location is on Intendance Bay – a gorgeous sweep of white sand beach punctuated by wetland mangroves and ancient boulders. Destination dining experiences on the beach include Grill on the Sands and Moonlight Gazebo, where expertly grilled Seychellois seafood or a degustation dinner is the chef’s order of the day. Find further romance in one of the 60 colonial-style pool villas, dotted amongst the hillside or by the beach. Best Available Rates for Hillside Pool Villas start from US$823++ per night for two.
Tanjong Said Bay, Indonesia
Singapore’s favourite beach destination is no other than on neighbouring Bintan island, a 45-minute high-speed catamaran ride away. Banyan Tree Bintan, built amidst old-growth tropical rainforest, enjoys access to its own private stretch of Tanjong Said Bay, which is shared only with sister resort Angsana Bintan. Check with the Marine Lab for weekly snorkelling trips to corals growing offshore, or simply choose a sun lounger to enjoy complete contentment with the sound of ocean waves and lazily soaring Brahminy kites high overhead. Built into the forested slopes, the resort’s villas are inspired by Balinese architecture, and are equipped with jet-pools or private pools. Best Available Rates for Valley Villas start from US$290++ per night for two.
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Be rewarded when booking the Early Bird Advantage at any Banyan Tree resort, with 25% savings for stays 60 days in advance. For reservations, log on to banyantree.com.