Banyan Tree Samui Awarded Safety & Hygiene Certification

Banyan Tree Samui Awarded Safety & Hygiene Certification

Resort recognized in new Thai government initiative to create visitor confidence Banyan Tree Samui, a luxury 88-villa resort commanding spectacular vistas of an idyllic beach cove, has been awarded the Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration (SHA) certificate by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in recognition of the hotel’s upgraded health and hygiene standards […]

Giant Turtle Lays Eggs on Samui Beach

Giant Turtle Lays Eggs on Samui Beach

Hotel acts act to protect nest Khun Veeraphat, a waiter at Sands beachfront restaurant on Koh Samui, made a startling discovery on 13 February when he spotted what appeared to be tracks coming from the sea. CCTV footage at Banyan Tree Samui clearly showed a giant sea turtle laying eggs on the beach the night […]

Turning a Hotel ‘Plastic-Free’

Turning a Hotel ‘Plastic-Free’

One Thai resort shows what dedication it takes to lead the way in sustainability The tipping point for Banyan Tree Samui might have been the 213,314 plastic bottles the resort passed out to guests in 2017. Or the 42,150 plastic bags they used to haul away trash that year. Or the 176,880 meters of cling […]

Banyan Tree Plants Seeds of Knowledge

Banyan Tree Plants Seeds of Knowledge

Resort’s internships lead to two scholarships for local students to attend university KOH SAMUI, Thailand (August 13, 2019) — Lots of luxury hotels give back to their local communities these days, and none more so than Banyan Tree Samui. The Thai resort has been awarded a “Gold Certification” by EarthCheck, the world’s leading scientific watchdog […]

Banyan Tree Samui Opens Cool New Tuk-Tuk Bar

Banyan Tree Samui Opens Cool New Tuk-Tuk Bar

Banyan Tree Samui resort has opened what might be the quirkiest if not the cutest bar in Thailand — a cocktail caravan remodeled from a classic 1960s tuk-tuk. The MP4 Midget is virtually unseen on the streets of Thailand these days. But once upon a time, the “frogs”, as they were commonly nicknamed, were everywhere. Thousands […]