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The ultimate Thai treat

By Bangornrat Shinaprayoon

Banyan Tree Phuket offers new "diet of pleasures" spa package.


Enjoy the ultimate "Diet of Pleasure" spa getaway at Banyan Tree Phuket. Designed to invigorate even the most jaded travelers with treatments like the Thai Classic, blending subtle stretching with rhythmic massaging and compressions to balance energetic bodies and stimulate energy flow, and the Balinese treatment, where specialized Banyan Tree-trained therapists use thumb and palm pressure to apply a unique blend of essential oils with warming qualities.
The package includes (per couple) five nights in a luxurious Pool Villa; all meals at any of the resort's restaurants; a 90-minute massage, body, hand and feet treatments; two-hour luxury facial; three-hour Thai Traditions package, featuring local Thai herbs and spices used to showcase a unique sense of place; two-hour rejuvenation packages (combination of massages and body treats); three-hour signature Rainmist experience (combines body treats with Rainmist and Rainshower and massage); a two-hour "Sanya Rak" private dinner cruise around the lagoon; 30-minute in-villa massage lesson per couple; a romantic evening of in-villa bath prepared with fragrant flower petals, bedroom dressed with scented candles, orchids and wine; Banyan Tree Gallery Home Spa Kit; and round-trip airport transfer. This package is available through March 31, 2010, and prices start from US $4,000, based on single occupancy in a Pool Villa. For more information, visit