TO CELEBRATE THAI NEW YEAR, Banyan Tree Samui has launched a “Songkran Indulgence” package at its spa throughout the month of April.
The package combines a 90-minute massage treatment of your choice, with a 60-minute “Rainforest Experience”.
The bamboo-themed Rainforest is a refreshing journey through a series of water jets at varying pressures and temperatures, plus visits to a steam room and sauna followed by ice facial treatments and ice bucket baths.
This treatment is ideal for those with injuries or infirmities who prefer not to have their limbs stretched and popped. It is also the perfect massage if you are sensitive or ticklish. Here, you are in control – no one touches you. You can maintain your legs, body, head and shoulders in positions that either maximize or minimize water pressure.
The two-and-a-half-hour treatment is concluded with a herbal tea served while you lie back on a hot tiled bed, wrapped in towels.
The Songkran festival (Thai New Year) is celebrated on April 12-15 – a time when the entire nation revels in chaotic water fights. It also marks the hottest time of the year in Thailand, with temperatures frequently hitting a sticky 40 °C (104 °F) across the country.
Millions of Southeast Asians like to travel during this period so it’s worth considering the benefits of escaping to the cooler climes of a tropical beach where the sea breezes and swimming pools easily beat the humidity of a big city.
Banyan Tree Samui is nestled into a forested hillside overlooking its own private beach and bay in the Gulf of Thailand. Its 88 villas offer intimacy and tranquility, and each villa has its own infinity pool and Jacuzzi and 24-hour personal butler service.