Carefree in Phuket

How’s this for a carefree existence?


Waking up in a “floating” bedroom.

Being pampered by in-villa service.

Cycling around a lush green property.

Indulging in fresh seafood at the beach.

Enjoying a  relaxing Ayurvedic massage at the spa.

Blissfully lounging in your private pool.

Gorging on delectable Thai food.

Sipping cocktails while enjoying a midnight dip in the jacuzzi.


… Repeat 🙂


If you are ever looking for a quiet, romantic getaway and are feeling extravagant, then the DoublePool Villas by Banyan Tree in Phuket are the perfect answer.

Mr. A and I first went there in 2009, enticed by a great package that they offer during the off-peak season (usually from May to October). We had opted for a pool villa, and got upgraded to a double pool villa instead. A very smart business move… as it turns out we so fell in love with the place that we have been back almost every year since (in the off-peak season of course!)… the property, the food and the service are just that good!

P.S. Check out other “Carefree” entries here.

P.P.S. We spent some time in a pool villa at Banyan Tree as well… they looked really comfortable and the size of the pools is the same. Though without the bells and whistles of the DoublePool villas (e.g. personal villa host, lake view, etc.), at almost half the price… they seem to offer pretty good value.