Banyan Tree Phuket is a luxury 5-star boutique property offering expansive villa accommodation on the west coast of Phuket. Highlights include multiple swimming pools, tennis courts, yoga classes, a fitness room, cooking classes and a golf course. Bang Tao is a large bay featuring one of the island's longest beaches, offering a range of water-based activities. It encompasses the Laguna complex, an enormous, self-contained development comprising seven hotels, a golf course and several lagoons. Nearby places of interest include colourful temple Wat Cherngtalay and the peaceful, undeveloped Layan Beach, the northern end of which is sheltered by a small island and a sandbar. The hotel is comprised of several villas and traditional-style Thai buildings set within the Laguna Phuket complex; a 400-hectare former abandoned tin mining site. Facilities include multiple swimming pools, a fitness room, an 18-hole golf course and tennis courts. Guests can also use the facilities of the neighbouring sister property, Banyan Tree Spa Sanctuary, which include a luxury spa offering a range of wellness treatments and beautiful gardens where guests can relax or enjoy yoga sessions. Deluxe Villas are 170sqm and decorated in a contemporary Thai style with floor-to-ceiling windows leading out to a private garden. They comprise a large bedroom and an en-suite bathroom with his and hers dressing areas. Amenities include a work desk, mini-bar, flat-screen TV, DVD player, and an outdoor sunken bathtub and jet-pool. Saffron serves creative Thai cuisine in a contemporary setting. The Watercourt is an open-air restaurant overlooking the lagoon and surrounded by water. Guests dining here can enjoy delicious Andaman seafood in a remarkable setting. Guests can also enjoy Japanese and Mediterranean dishes at Tamarind, or enjoy further dining experiences at the restaurants of the neighbouring sister property Banyan Tree Spa Sanctuary. Free parking is possible onsite. The hotel provides 24-hour reception and room service.