Banyan Tree Group Launches “Phuket Is Open” Campaign at Laguna Phuket For Sandbox

Starting July 1 2021, the much-anticipated Thailand’s Phuket Sandbox Programme will kick-start international travel to the Land of Smiles. With the post-Covid quest for increased emphasis on wellbeing and sustainability, Banyan Tree Group is set to welcome global guests back to its Safe Sanctuary in Laguna Phuket with experiential offerings at its Banyan Tree Phuket, Angsana Laguna Phuket and Cassia Phuket resorts. 


Sustainability and wellbeing have been part of the Group’s identity since inception. Besides connecting guests to nature and the community, its ecosystem of brand experiences will feature wellbeing elements by offering nature-oriented environments, plant-based menu options, lifestyle practices and sustainability activities during the stay. A plethora of curated experiences include wellbeing beyond the Spa, destination dining, golf, beach activities, sea sports to family and kids programmes. In the wake of Covid-19, the Group has continued to work closely with local authorities and partners, incorporating stringent adherence to health and safety regulations and distancing protocols while stimulating travel rebound and vibes. 


Laguna Phuket has stepped up its efforts to safely restart Thailand’s tourism industry by partnering with Bangkok Hospital to launch the first hotel-based PCR test centre for Phuket Sandbox arrivals. To ensure the safety of tourists and local residents, all arriving travellers will be required to take a PCR test upon arrival at Phuket International Airport, and then on the 6th and 12th days of their stay. The establishment of this new facility at Laguna Phuket will enable guests to be tested quickly, comfortably and conveniently. The PCR test centre, opening on July 1, is located in Canal Village, the retail precinct in the heart of Laguna Phuket that features more than 30 stores. It is steps away from the existing Bangkok Dusit Medical Services (BDMS) Clinic and operated by highly trained medical professionals from Bangkok Hospital Phuket. 


With Phuket Sandbox, travellers from Thailand can visit and leave as they wish, providing they are vaccinated or arrive with a negative Covid-19 test certificate. Likewise, international travellers may travel to Phuket for any duration of time, as long as Phuket remains the single arrival and departure point. If vaccinated international travellers wish to travel to other parts of Thailand, they may do so only after staying in Phuket for 14 days. During this time, there would be a PCR test on arrival and two further tests. 

We know that Phuket is on top of every one’s bucket list. There is no better destination than Laguna Phuket given our variety of offerings from beach to lagoon and dining to accommodation options. Working closely with government partners and accredited with Thailand’s Safety and Health Administration Plus (SHA+)  certifications, we have been at the front of ensuring our integrated destination is the #1 choice for leisure travellers wanting to balance discovery and security.  Ravi Chandran, Executive Vice President of Banyan Tree Group & Managing Director of Laguna Phuket 

Banyan Tree Phuket - “Your Island Affair”

A sanctuary for the senses, Banyan Tree is an all-villa concept with private pools located in stunning destinations around the world. Each journey is designed to inspire a greater connection between self, others and nature, with Banyan Tree Group’s enduring commitment to sustainability woven through the experience.  


At Banyan Tree Phuket, the luxurious pool-villa resort presents the “Your Island Affair” package. It includes a choice of preferred villa and lifestyle perk – from a 18-hole Golf game at Laguna Golf Phuket, a 60-minute massage at Banyan Tree Spa or a fine-dining Thai dinner at Saffron restaurant. Besides daily breakfast, children below 12 will enjoy complimentary dining. Guests who stay between Monday to Thursday will receive one Floating Breakfast Set per stay. 


Set in tropical gardens, guests can opt for a Serenity Pool Villa or unwind in a DoublePool Villa with an infinity pool overlooking the lagoon and another pool surrounding the master bedroom. Ideal for family vacations is the modern Serenity Three-Bedroom Pool Residence. 


For Reservations, visit    

Email or call +66 76 372 400. 

Angsana Laguna Phuket - “Your Stay, Your Choice”  

A destination of fun and adventure for families and friends, Angsana is about sensing the moment and deepening the bonding with the loved ones.  


At Angsana Laguna Phuket, the resort features a mega free-form swimming pool, a three-kilometre private beach and the XANA Beach Club. Introducing “Your Stay, Your Choice” package,  it includes a two-night stay, daily breakfast for up to six persons per villa and a THB 1,000 hotel credit per room per stay - for enjoyment of Food & Beverage, Spa or Golf. 


For Reservations, visit    

Email or call +66 76 358 500. 

Cassia Phuket - “Boss with Benefits” 

Designed for the young and young-at-heart, Cassia offers contemporary serviced apartments, each with stylish living and kitchen, and hangout spots in the resort or beyond.  

Oozing with vibrant colours and vibes, Cassia Phuket offers “Boss with Benefits” package. For a two-night stay, guests can enjoy daily breakfast and hotel credit of THB 500 per room per stay. Additional privileges for five- and seven-night stays include one Thai family set dinner per stay and return airport transfer respectively. 


For Reservations, visit   

Email or call +66 76 356 999. 

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About Banyan Group

Banyan Group (“Banyan Tree Holdings Limited” or the “Group” - SGX: B58) is an independent, global hospitality company with purpose. The Group prides itself on its pioneering spirit, design-led experiences and commitment to responsible stewardship. Its extensive portfolio spans over 80 hotels and resorts, over 60 spas and galleries, and over 20 branded residences in over 20 countries. Comprising 12 global brands, including the flagship brand Banyan Tree, each distinct yet united under the experiential membership programme withBanyan. The founding ethos of “Embracing the Environment, Empowering People” is embodied through the Banyan Global Foundation and Banyan Academy. Banyan Group is committed to remaining the leading advocate of sustainable travel, with a focus on regenerative tourism and innovative programmes that elevate the guest experience.

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