Banyan Tree reflects is an elegant hotel with 142 villas and suites that have amazing views of the mountain range along the Li River. Each dwelling is designed to be similar to local architecture. There are latticed windows, dark wood features, bamboo, classic Chinese furnishings and earth-toned interiors.
There are four restaurants and bars at the resort.
Ming Yue is the all day dining restaurant with wholesome breakfast buffets, international delights and local favorites.
Bai Yun is a fine dining establishment with a menu of Guangxi and Canton specialties. You can choose to be seated in the main dining room or in any of the six private dining suites.
The Pool Bar is a place for you to enjoy cocktails and a light snack after swimming. It also offers seafood BBQs on weekends.
The Lobby Lounge has coffee, tea, wine and cocktails. During the night the lights are turned down and the music is turned up.
Another option is is Destination Dining. You can choose to have an intimate romantic dinner in the villas, in suite or overlooking the Li River.
The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.