I returned to The Banyan Tree in February after my first visit two years ago and it was so wonderful to be back. The beautiful pool was a new and welcome addition. Happily my favourite things were the same-the birdsong, the warmth and friendliness of the staff, the delicious food that is lovingly prepared, the grounding yoga shala. Annu and Chinu have created such a special place and their love and care shines out.
Can't praise the guys here highly enough, beautiful place and fantastic people. They have built something unique, and the end result is a place which makes you feel at peace. Would definitely return, highly recommend.
I love this place. I’ve stayed here a couple of times and I’m as amazed this time as I was last at the quality of care and service. It’s run by 2 friends, Annu and China, and they have poured their hearts into making it the peaceful haven that it is. Everything here is done with love. The huts are simple but tasteful, the gardens lush and abundant, the food consistently delicious. The beach is a 20 minute walk away. I had a migraine one day and was looked after beautifully as if by my own family. Can’t recommend it enough.
This is super amazing, wonderful and inspiring! Cozy, quiet, build with the soul, super-talking care of you staff, tasty food, lovely eco-house. The only place where we would come back. So so sweet and lovely. Thank you for making the end of our vacations unforgettable
This place is even more magical in real life- no photos can do it justice! The place that Annu and Chinu have created is an absolute paradise and has such a wonderful energy. The huts are clean and spacious, and every staff member there could not do enough to make sure that you are happy and relaxed. Staff delivered herbal tea to our room every morning before yoga, they were really accomodating to our dietary requirements (vegan, gluten free) with some of the best food we've ever had (we ate there every day for 2 weeks it was so good), Annu and Chinu arranged any trips that we wanted to go on and we're always around so we could request a local taxi. The beach is about a 20 minute walk away but it only costs a few hundred rupees in a taxi which is super cheap (and the beaches are amazing, especially at sunset). The pool was exceptionally clean and so relaxing to be around, and the dogs were so beautiful and friendly! At one point in the trip I was feeling unwell, and so staff made me special food to help me get better. On my wife's 30th birthday, rose petals were scattered everywhere she went and the guys made her a cake which was presented to her as a surprise around a candle lit pool after dinner- it was the most perfect way to spend your 30th birthday!! Annu, Chinu and the staff they employ definitely make this place what it is. You can have a beautiful place but without beautiful people, it's nothing! We've never met such friendly, open people and we felt so safe to be ourselves at Banyan Tree Yoga. I know it sounds too good to be true, but it really isn't- this place is a hidden gem!…