New Resort Banyan Tree Krabi designed to enhance well-being

Therapists offer “colour-calm” advice based on guests’ frame of mind

In October 2020, Banyan Tree Krabi celebrated its grand opening of a 72-key luxury beach resort, along with the reveal of its new spa, consisting of a unique hydrotherapy facility and eight treatment rooms with a selection of coloured lighting aimed to help enhance each customer’s well-being.

Banyan Tree Krabi is the group’s fourth establishment in Thailand, following hotels in Bangkok, Koh Samui, and Phuket. Banyan Tree is an award-winning brand, having won Best Ultra Luxury Condo Development (Bangkok) at the 13th PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards.  

The new resort is well-situated on Tubkaek Beach, a 45-minute drive from Krabi International Airport, and around 20km north of renowned Railay and Ao Nang. Banyan Tree Krabi is nestled by nature, tiering into the lush panorama of Naga Crest Hill, while overlooking the beautiful limestone cliffs and blue waters of the Andaman Sea.  

The resort has innovatively designed a beautiful tropical canal to carry the stream of fresh water from Naga Crest Hill into the sea. The coursing of water echoes the floral 10-acre resort, as guests are continuously treated to spectacular water features, from the lobby to a small waterpark for kids.  

No place highlights the element of water better than Banyan Tree Spa Krabi’s 500 square metre pavilion, home to a maze of hydrotherapeutic stations, The Rainforest. From a steam room and sauna to a range of waterjets, the base was arranged to synchronously soothe and stimulate the body and mind.  

The lava shell treatment is one of the massage options recommended to guests, which opens with a body wrap of pearl powder, accompanied by a special technique using a heated lava shell, a premier creation by Banyan Tree Krabi.  

Bussayawan Chanchai, spa manager said, “pearl powder contains trace minerals and is high in calcium, which is conducive to healthy skin. And the effect of massaging it into the muscles with a hot lava shell is ideal for relieving tension and stiffness.”  

Bussayawan formerly studied a Science Program in Integrative Medicine, where she learned the benefits of colour therapy and adapted it at the resort. She also directs a team of therapists, skilled in the Banyan Tree brand of well-being.  

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“We chat with each client when they check-in and ask how they are feeling. Someone who has come from a cold climate may well be recommended red lighting, which boosts energy and increases warmth. Those who have just had a long flight or have not been sleeping well could be offered blue. We also have white, green, and yellow lighting, and each helps to immerse the guest in an ambiance that will create positive energy and benefit their health,” she added.  

As part of Banyan Tree Krabi’s launch, various promotions are offered to guests, one of which is a 50 percent discount on their first treatment at the spa, and 30 percent off the second. This offer is available to hotel guests only and applies to any website bookings between now and 30 April, but is valid for stays at the resort until 30 September 2021.