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Banyan Tree Opens New Spa in Krabi

Banyan Tree Spa Krabi
Banyan Tree Spa Krabi

Banyan Tree Krabi, a 72-key luxury beach resort that opened in October, has unveiled a new spa with a special hydrotherapy facility and eight treatment rooms, each equipped with a choice of vibrant lighting to help improve the well-being of each individual customer.

The new resort, Banyan Tree’s fourth in Thailand after Phuket, Bangkok and Koh Samui hotels, is situated on quiet Tubkaek Beach, a 45-minute drive from Krabi International Airport and about 20 km north of Railay and Ao Nang’s key tourist areas. Nestled in the northernmost corner of the beach, Banyan Tree Krabi is flanked by nature, straddling a green rolling landscape known as Naga Crest Hill, facing the spectacular calcareous cliffs and the Andaman Sea’s sapphire waters. A freshwater stream winds downhill from Naga Crest Hill into the property where Banyan Tree’s innovative design team has sculpted a beautiful tropical canal to ferry the springwater to the sea. The rush of water is a recurrent sight and sound at the floral 10-acre resort, where guests are constantly treated to the trickle of streams or the cascading of waterfalls, from the spectacular water feature gracing the lobby to a small waterpark for kids.

And nowhere is the element of water accentuated more than at the 500 sqm pavilion of Banyan Tree Spa Krabi, host to The Rainforest, a maze of hydrotherapeutic stations, including a steam room and sauna, ice fountain, jet pool, and an array of waterjets designed to simultaneously stimulate and soothe the body and mind. Among the massage options available to guests and visiting customers is lava shell treatment, which begins with body wrap of pearl powder, followed by a special technique created exclusively at Banyan Tree Krabi using a heated lava shell. “Pearl powder contains trace minerals and is high in calcium, which is conducive to healthy skin,” said spa manager Bussayawan Chanchai. “And the effect of massaging it into the muscles with a hot lava shell is ideal for relieving tension and stiffness.”