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New Year’s Countdown Begins at Banyan Tree

Banyan Tree Unveils New Year's Beachfront Party Plans in Thailand


KOH SAMUI, Thailand (Dec. 8, 2023) — As 2023 draws to a close, travellers in Thailand may be debating where to go for a New Year’s vacation. The traditionally languid week between Christmas Day and New Year is an ideal opportunity to don one’s sunglasses and swimsuits, and head to one of Thailand’s premier beach resorts for a few days of tranquillity and evenings of festivity.


Oases of tropical paradise Banyan Tree Samui and Banyan Tree Krabi have each unveiled a programme of delightful dining experiences and fun-filled celebrations to welcome 2024 in style.


Banyan Tree Samui


Visitors to the effervescent island of Koh Samui are invited to join a New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner Buffet, starting at 7pm on Dec 31st, at any one of the resort’s three restaurants: Saffron, the resort’s signature Thai restaurant; The Edge, an international restaurant with a beautiful sea view; or Sands, a beachfront venue with sea breezes and romance in the air.


The Edge will feature a galaxy of sumptuous choices from land and sea, including caviar, yellowfin tuna, tasmanian salmon, foie gras, a carving station, a vegetarian selection, and an assortment of desserts. Saffron offers diners a magnificent 7-course set menu, with either vegetarian or non-vegetarian options. And diners from both venues will be escorted by buggy to the beach around 10pm where the evening’s entertainment continues well into the night at Sands Restaurant with dancing and Champagne by the beach to ring in the new year at midnight.


For a full viewing of menus and prices, please click here:


For reservations or more information, contact: [email protected] or Tel: 077 915 333


Villas at Banyan Tree Samui, each with a private infinity pool, start from US$585 per night.


Banyan Tree Krabi


Opened in 2020, this 72-key resort is nestled into a hillside overlooking the Andaman Sea. It’s an idyllic location for a private party with friends and family or a chance to meet other revellers at this year’s Gala Dinner and Countdown Party which includes live entertainment, free-flow drinks and fireworks. The evening’s fun begins at 7pm at The Naga Kitchen restaurant, just a stone’s throw from the beachfront lawn. Diners can choose from a selection of cheeses and cold cuts, a salad bar, as well as live stations, including an oyster bar, a carvery, barbecue, and a Japanese buffet. There’s also a kids’ menu available. Guests will be invited to enjoy drinks by the resort’s secluded beach as the midnight celebrations begin.


For a full viewing of menus and prices, please click here:


For reservations or more information, contact: [email protected] or Tel: 075 811 888


Rooms and suites at Banyan Tree Krabi, each with plunge pool and hot tub, start at US$475 per night.




Banyan Tree ( offers a Sanctuary to rejuvenate the mind, body and soul in awe-inspiring locations around the globe. Rediscover the romance of travel as you journey to iconic destinations where authentic, memorable experiences await. An all-villa concept often with private pools, Banyan Tree provides genuine, authentic service and a distinctive, premium retreat experience. 





Banyan Tree Group (“Banyan Tree Holdings Limited” or the “Group”) is one of the world’s leading independent, multi-branded hospitality groups centred on the purpose-driven mission of stewardship and wellbeing while offering exceptional, design-led experiences. 


The Group’s diversified portfolio of hotels, resorts, spas, galleries, golf and residences features an ecosystem of 10 global brands, including the award-winning Banyan Tree, Angsana, Cassia, Dhawa and Laguna, and the highly anticipated new brands of Homm, Garrya, Folio, and two new Banyan Tree brand extensions – Escape and Veya.


Established in 2008, with the goal of advancing people development and management excellence, Banyan Tree Management Academy has nurtured over 8,000 associates across 23 countries. The Group is recognised for its commitment to environmental protection and community development through its Banyan Tree Global Foundation. Operating over 70 hotels in 17 countries, it has 47 new properties in the pipeline.