A supremely exclusive retreat hidden in one of the world’s most mysterious, uncharted locations, Banyan Tree is a tranquil retreat sewn into the dunes of Ashar Valley in AlUla, Saudi Arabia. Bedouin influences are supercharged by Saudi Arabian opulence in this all-villa resort, demonstrated at once by the tented canopies which have been tastefully utilised to allow this resort to blend into its environment unobtrusively. Indeed, there isn’t one inch of this resort that hasn’t been considered; interiors are designed with natural materials and an ecologically conscious décor with Arabian tapestry, earthenware and fragrances coalescing to provide a soothing and enriching sensory experience.
Banyan Tree also makes the claim of having two of the region’s most outstanding restaurants, namely Saffron and Harrat, rendering the resort a dining destination in its own right. And with AlUla emerging as one of the world’s top wellness destinations, guests will feel obliged to avail themselves of the resort’s spa, which can be viewed more as a spiritual awakening more than a mere amenity. In fact, Banyan Tree AlUla cannot be defined as a resort, but as a milestone in one’s journey towards holistic wellbeing.