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What We Love

  • A prestigious Banyan Tree retreat in the artistic town of Fuli, surrounded by jaw-dropping nature Relaxing poolside on an oversized daybed overlooking the Li River
  • The impeccable service and personalised therapies at Banyan Tree Spa Yangshou
  • Experiencing the hotel's destination-dining concept with a meal served at the top of a cliff or on a river raft

What To Know

  • The ultra-luxe Banyan Tree is set in a tranquil spot by the Li River, which you can explore on one of the resort's traditional bamboo boats
  • The spa and infinity pool are two favorite amenities
  • There are four on-site restaurants
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A majestic resort set amid impressive natural beauty, with breakfast and a bamboo-rafting session included

The Lowdown

If you’d travelled to every almost every corner of the earth twice over and were looking for one last dose of awe, Fuli would be the sort of place you’d be relieved to stumble upon. This beautifully preserved ancient town is the origin of China’s famous hand-painted fans, and home to a number of prominent artists who are no doubt inspired by the surrounding landscapes.
The environmentally conscious Banyan Tree group unveiled their sensitively designed Yangshou property back in 2014, in a sleepy plot beside the crystalline Li River. In the mornings, there’s no sight quite like it as the mist enshrouds the jade-green mountains, and by day, you’ll be spoilt for ways to explore the various valleys, caves and climbs in this natural playground. A signature Banyan Tree experience is taking to the water on a traditional bamboo raft – specially crafted by local fishermen but with a few comfy enhancements, of course – and serenely passing along the route known as the ‘diamond waterway’.
The panorama is such that its earned Banyan Tree Yangshou a place in the ‘Top 10 Hotels for Romance’ category of the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards 2017, though we suspect that may also have something to do with the world-class spa, award-winning design and sophisticated Guangxi dining. This is a destination that calls for a soulful choice of accommodation. With subtle oriental motifs, local artistry and all the right modern luxuries, the Banyan Tree villas fit the bill exquisitely.

How to Get There

Banyan Tree Yangshuo
No.168 Zhengdong Street, Fuli Town
Yangshuo, China


Nice hotel but not adapted to non mandarin speakers.

Hotel is nice and clean. Only issue is that staff has very poor level of English that makes things complicated.
We paid a taxi but this latter said we didn't and asked to be paid again. When we asked the people from hotel to help, after many discussions and waste of time, hotel staff told us that we haven't paid the taxi and it's normal we pay it.. not defending its customers at all.
Every day , we went to Alila hotel that is not far to get lunch or dinner. Staff there speak better English and can help.

Banyan tree luxury service

Second stay at a Banyan Tree hotel, never stop to be impressed by the quality of the service provided!
Friendly staff, helpful staff and caring to each of your requests.
The hotel provide a good range of activities from fish feeding, peacock feeding to bamboo rafting and the landscape is wonderful. Running by the river is just magical.
The rooms are very comfortable in size and well maintained, signature of the Banyan Tree quality.
The breakfast offers a wide range of food including quite a lot of local delicacies.
Not much to improve, close to perfection. Thanks for the experience at the Banyan Tree Yangshuo.

Best hotel for westerners in the Guilin area

It is a great resort hotel that is very modern, is safe, isolated from the locals and has good services when visiting the Guilin and Yangshuo area.

The Internet is free, but the reliability was a little spotty. The restaurants were excellent with wide variety of foods and choices. The fitness center is very limited, but it is safe to go running outside of the resort as long as it is light out and you can see the road.

It is a recommended high end choice in the area and I wish we had more time to use the free bikes or take some of the hiking tours.