Suspended Over Bangkok

Banyan Tree Bangkok

After waking up from bucket-induced hangovers we headed off for some much needed luxury and arrived at Banyan Tree Bangkok. Let’s just face it holidays should involve indulgence after all and as much as one loves flying around the sticky streets in the chaos relaxation is always needed.

On arrival we were greeted with flower garland bracelets and given lavender infused welcome drinks. Disappointedly our room wasn’t ready so we waited in reception for one and a half hours napping on and off until we were handed our electronic key.

Banyan Tree Bangkok

The interior of the hotel hasn’t changed much since my last visit back in 2010 but the interior is light with Thai sculptures and fresh flowers scattered throughout the communal areas. The bedrooms have homily comforts and are well worth a sleepover.

Banyan Tree Bangkok

Whizzed up to the 49th floor to our suite, we checked out our views over Bangkok city. The suite comes with a living area, study area, bar and the world’s comfiest beds.

Banyan Tree Bangkok

The en –suite was kitted out with all of life’s essentials and the most glorious smelling lotions and potions that we generously smothered all over ourselves.

Banyan Tree Bangkok

I’d love to tell you that we then went out to explore more of Thailand’s culture and expand our creative knowledge but that would be one big fat lie. Deciding to visit the Grand Palace and other remarkable architectural offerings when we return to Thailand towards the end of the trip.

Banyan Tree Bangkok

Banyan Tree Bangkok

We whipped on our bikinis and head to the rooftop pool.

Banyan Tree Bangkok

We whipped on our bikinis and head to the rooftop pool.

Banyan Tree Bangkok

Enjoyed a mix of salad and mammoth club sandwiches by the pool, washed down with Saigon beers. Winning at life!

Banyan Tree Bangkok

Banyan Tree Bangkok

Finally dragged ourselves off the sun loungers and splashed about until the sky turned a fantastic shade of purple, we spied on the bustling streets below lapping up the phenomenal views.

Banyan Tree Bangkok

Banyan Tree Bangkok

Banyan Tree Bangkok

Banyan Tree Bangkok

Banyan Tree Bangkok

After a spruce up and dance off in our kimono robes we trotted on out to Saffron Restaurant on the 52nd floor.

Banyan Tree Bangkok

Banyan Tree Bangkok

Banyan Tree Bangkok

 

Banyan Tree Bangkok

Saffron is a traditional Thai restaurant and serves some of the finest food known to man. I’ve eaten in the restaurant some six years ago and have been dreaming of the massaman curry ever since.

Banyan Tree Bangkok

The chef brought over a few antipasti dishes for us to indulge in which were consumed before I managed to snap away.

Banyan Tree Bangkok

Watermelon infused cocktails were our poison, accompanied by a colourful sharing selection of starters so we could test a bit of everything.

Banyan Tree Bangkok

Not able to speak – the only sounds that could be heard were ummms and ahhhs with each mouthful.

Banyan Tree Bangkok

Naturally massaman curry was our main choice, our waiter scooted over with a trolley full of different rice options, jasmin rice being the winner, we tucked into our delicious curry scooping up the sauce with rotis. Quite simply the most incredible massaman curry I’ve ever had – fact.

Banyan Tree Bangkok

Banyan Tree Bangkok

The interior was romantically lit, with floor to ceiling views out onto the city. Red fabrics wrapped the space, and faux flowers made of silk decorated the walls.

Banyan Tree Bangkok

Too full for desert we headed up to the 62nd floor to Vertigo bar for cocktails.

Banyan Tree Bangkok

Banyan Tree Bangkok

Passing through a staircase wrapped in floating chains made out of copper.

Banyan Tree Bangkok

If you suffer with vertigo this isn’t for the faint hearted, also probably not the type of venue you want to drink too much at either- as you’ll be carefully treading all the way up and down.

Banyan Tree Bangkok

Greeted with jet-black skies you’ll find yourself towering over the city lit up with glittering lights.

Banyan Tree Bangkok

Banyan Tree Bangkok

Banyan Tree Bangkok

Banyan Tree Bangkok

Banyan Tree Bangkok

Banyan Tree Bangkok

There’s something quite thrilling about hanging out on top of the city and watching the world go by from all those floors up!

Banyan Tree Bangkok

Banyan Tree Bangkok

Banyan Tree Bangkok

Overlooking the city, watching lightning break above us created the most fantastic show as we sipped on more cocktails and spicy nibbles.

Banyan Tree Bangkok

Banyan Tree Bangkok

Banyan Tree Bangkok

Banyan Tree Bangkok

The next morning we were gutted to leave our cloud-like beds behind, took advantage of an early morning dip in the pool, followed by healthy juice drinks in the jacuzzi. Packed up and headed to the airport to catch our flight to Vietnam for the real adventure to begin.

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