HONORS CIRCLE: THAILAND
Banyan Tree Phuket
33 Srisoonthorn Rd., Cheringtalay, Thalang District, Phuket, Thailand
One of Phuket’s most established resorts is set amid manicured gardens on the fringe of Bang Tao Bay, on the island’s west coast. Part of the exclusive Laguna Phuket enclave, Banyan Tree Phuket stands out from its neighbors with luxurious all-pool villas nestled around a lagoon and surrounded by lush tropical gardens. The Banyan Tree Spa is another highlight, with a team of highly intuitive therapists who deliver an exotic blend of ancient health and beauty practices. The 36-hectare grounds offer plenty of opportunities for diversions, while an 18-hole golf course is just a walk away.