DoublePool Villas by Banyan Tree
What We Love
- Blissfully private grounds
- A private infinity pool in each villa
- Close to a championship golf course, a decadent spa and the beachfront
- Traditional Thai hospitality and 24/7 attention from your personal villa host
- Decadent in-villa dining
- Free bikes to take to the beach
What To Know
- A 10 percent hotel service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Shopping and entertainment districts are about 30 minutes away by taxi
- One restaurant on-site; or visit other restaurants at sister property Banyan Tree Phuket
- The beach is about a 10-minute walk away; there’s also a free buggy
- The airport is about 15 miles away; the hotel can arrange transfers from $50 per car; taxis are $22
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
With a stay at DoublePool Villas by Banyan Tree in Choeng Thale (Laguna), you’ll be minutes from Laguna Phuket Golf Club and close to Surin Beach. This 5-star villa is within close proximity of Layan Beach and Pansea Beach.
Make yourself at home in one of the 24 air-conditioned rooms featuring private pools and private spa tubs. Rooms have private furnished patios. Kitchenettes are outfitted with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, stovetops, and microwaves. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, and plasma televisions with cable programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature deep soaking bathtubs and rainfall showerheads.
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. If you’re looking for recreational opportunities, you’ll find an outdoor pool, an outdoor tennis court, and a fitness center. This villa also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the complimentary area shuttle.
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the villa’s 24-hour room service. Meet other guests and eat at a complimentary reception. Relax with a refreshing drink from a swim-up bar or one of the 2 bars/lounges.
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Free valet parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
We were absolutely wow-ed when we stepped into the room. The room was huge - though we had already knew the size of the suite. The pool overlooking the lake was smart in design. The adjacent jacuzzi brought the experience to another level. Food was the only part to pick on as it was relatively expensive and not particularly tasty. One of the dinners we had took long time to serve as well. Suggest you search for a cheap and cheerful local Thai restaurant nearby- certainly worth the cab ride. Breakfast was plentiful. The service was great - typical of what you expect in a Thai high-end resort. You can certainly spend the whole day there-rent a bicycle, join the various courses, enjoy spa, golf, swim or simply work-out at the gym. Of course you can also take the buggy to the beach!
Jumped off the plane and greeted almost immediately by 2 very efficient airport staff who whisked us through customs, grabbed our cases and straight to the Banyan Tree Mercedes.
This was arranged by the Banyan Tree when I booked the hotel transfer.
Greeted with warm smilers, scented bracelet and welcome drinks with cold towels. Swift check in and off we went to the Double Pool Villa. Received a late night villa tour by the head villa host.
The villas are extremely well appointed and you really want for nothing. From the first minute you are made to feel special.
Our appointed villa host is Sonya, all I can say is that she is wonderful at her job and is very discreet but personal. Contactable by the mobile phone you are given she is never more than a few minutes away. Sonya shuttled us about the resort whenever we called......the place is huge.
Everything to date has been perfect. The weather, people, beach, villa.....and so on.
Please do not complain about the beach not being private or no provisions. The beaches by law are public and no deck chairs are allowed. However the Banyan Tree have staff on the beach who provide you with large beach beds/ cushions, towels, a water cooler, cold towels. The toilets are at the edge of the resort next to the beach entrance.
I will post more when I return.
Banyan Tree Double Pool Villas are a real indulgence, with more room and facilities than two people will ever need. The villas are beautiful and very private, the bedroom huge and surrounded by a pool, and the other pool for swimming is large and very warm.
Our Villa host was always on hand to arrange things for us, or to collect us in the golf buggy to take us elsewhere in the resort.
The Lobby Bar was almost empty each evening so we enjoyed the sax player on our own and sipped our cocktails. The restaurant was very good, and we could easily travel around the Laguna complex via shuttle or boat to go to retaurants in other hotels. We had an in-villa BBQ prepared for us by a chef who brings all the food and equipment with him, and it was a fantastic experience.
The service began at the airport where a Banyan Tree employee met us at the end of the airbridge, escorted us through immigration, collected are bags and put us in the waiting transport.
We stayed out of season which made the accommodation more affordable although the weather is unsettled.
Spent 4 nights in Dec 2017 as couple
We stayed in villa 913, as part of our honeymoon in Dec 2017. Jay, our butler, took good care of us during the stay.
The property is part of banyan tree resort, thus , as a guest of double pool villa, we share most of the facility of the banyan tree, including gym, restaurants and spa...
The room itself, it’s huge, and clean. The private pool is wonderful, I never stayed in a resort that provides larger private pool than this. It’s a 15meter long pool, that facing the lake, which gave us a lot of privacy than other resort we had stayed in Phuket. The room is so big that we got tired to keep walking around in the villa.
The resort management team is caring and sweet. They makes sure we were surprised in different ways everyday. From naming the villa by the guest’s surname to bring fresh ice cream to your door steps in the afternoon or the initial printed tee ... they showed us how we are special in all the ways.
We were very lucky to have Jay as our butler, he took very good care of us, to make sure we had the true banyan tree experience. He is very cheerful and nice too. He helped us to sort out our trip, arranging everything and made sure that we are happy and gets all we wanted.
There’s loads of restaurants to choose from, Tres, the restaurant only opens during breakfast serves very nice breakfast from 7am to 11am. The wagyu beef steak is a must to try. The watercourt restaurant that serve international buffet in the morning and featuring different cuisine each night. Sufforn, the Thai food, very modern too.
Also, don’t forget to join the activities the resort provided, including spinning class, yoga class etc.
Lastly, book the spa earlier, it’s very popular :)
We had a very good time, and we will surely be back
We had a fantastic 11 day stay at the Banyan Tree, it was so peaceful with excellent facilities and some fantastic staff who were always so polite. The villa was ideal for two people and very relaxing. The main pool are was clean with again excellent staff always
keen to be of help. We will be returning because it is so easy to unwind in such a beautiful location