Banyan Tree Group Launches Stay for Good programme
Banyan Tree Group is thrilled to announce the launch of its Stay For Good programme, travelling with a purpose. Slow, meaningful journeys that delve into each destination and awaken the senses, refresh the mind, quicken the heart, and inspire the soul.
The programme invites you to explore the world differently, through thoughtfully curated experiences that lend deep insights into each destination while honouring the heritage and traditions and contribute to creating more opportunities for local communities.
This multi-brand initiative takes travellers on a journey to some of the most unique and lesser-known destinations around the world. From the thousand-year-old traditions and crafts of Kyoto, Japan, to the colonial architecture and cultural traditions of Puebla, Mexico, the myriad of highlighted experiences will contain something for everyone.
Some Highlighted Experiences
Banyan Tree Puebla, Mexico
Sitting at the foot of the active Popocatepetl volcano, Puebla is home to a wealth of magnificent colonial architecture, deep-rooted culinary heritage, and rich cultural traditions, where guests can make Talavera ceramics and visit a sustainable house of clay.
Guests can head to the nearby rural village of San Jerónimo Tecuanipan to visit Casita de Barro. It is an establishment that explores simple, sustainable living and shares traditional farming methods with the local community. Explore Banyan Tree Puebla.
Buahan, Banyan Tree Escape, Bali
Nestled within the lush Balinese jungle amidst misty mountain peaks, Buahan in Bali is an invitation to explore a different way of being. Discover what it means to truly live in harmony with nature, while supporting local farmers and communities.
Guests can visit the nearby Singaperang Village and follow a local farmer on a tour of his land, foraging for native fruits and edible plants such as winged beans, peppercorns and cemcem leaves. They will also taste raw honey from stingless bees, and round off the experience with traditional local delicacies hand-made by the farmer’s wife. Explore Banyan Tree Escape.
Angsana Teluk Bahang, Penang
From its ever-evolving art scene to exciting food festivals, Penang always has something new to offer visitors. At the same time, the island still manages to retain its unique charm thanks to historic landmarks and cultural heritage.
Visit a batik factory and dive into the intricate process behind creating a batik painting, and discover how this meticulous practice became a country’s national treasure.
Ever since the Jomon period, over 2,000 years ago, people in Japan have been covering their homes with thatched roofs (kayabuki) made of environmentally friendly grass-based materials. Guests will tour a traditional home with a thatched roof, and try making one of these roofs by tyingsusukigrass together under an expert’s guidance. Explore Kyoto’s Stay for Good Programme.
The full programme offers a wide range of activities and experiences carefully curated by the team at Banyan Tree Group, including exploring the bamboo forests of Anji in China, discovering the Nyonya heritage of Penang, and learning about the minority Muslim community of Krabi in Thailand.
The Stay For Good programme will be progressively rolled out to all Banyan Tree Group properties worldwide, including Banyan Tree, Angsana, Cassia, Dhawa, Garrya, and Homm. To learn more about this meaningful initiative, please visit Banyan Tree Stay for Good.