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Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort

Why We Love This Hotel :

Views: Overlooking the misty mountains of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos and Mekong River in the enigmatic Golden Triangle region.

Activities: Yoga, Thai cooking lessons, coffee planting and tasting, tree planting and elephant experiences.

Cuisine: Thai and Mediterranean food with beautiful views from the large alfresco terrace.

The resort has a range of facilities and amenities to keep guests happy, entertained and active. Anantara has a world-class spa with many unique treatments, a modern gym, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, and squash courts. There is also the chance for Thai cooking lessons, coffee tasting, rice planting, tree planting, yoga and mountain biking.

Cooking Lessons

Take home some Thai cooking skills to recreate your favorite Thai curries and stir-fries, by taking part in a cooking class at Anantara resort. The resort has a kitchen area with individual cooking stations and a demonstration table. Guests may learn to make scrumptious curries, soups, appetizers and traditional desserts using fresh ingredients and local produce.

Health and Fitness

The resort offers a health center complete with treadmills, exercise bikes, weights equipment, free weights and even an indoor squash court. Guests may soak in the views of the tree canopy towards the Mekong River and up to the green hills of Myanmar and Laos whilst swimming in the infinity edged pool or soaking in the adjacent Jacuzzi. Hatha yoga classes are also available. For those who want to get out in the local area they can borrow the resort's mountain bikes and helmets.


Rest and refresh after a day's touring at the luxury spa over looking the picturesque mountains of northern Thailand. The spa's signature treatments include relaxing aromatherapy massages, delicious body polishes using ripe bananas and fresh pumpkin, body scrubs with wild honey and brown sugar and floral foot massage rituals.

Anantara promises romantic Thai and Italian candlelit dinners over looking the Mekong Valley, signature cocktails and Thai and foreign wines in the bar. Sala Mae Nam specializes in northern Thai and classic Thai cuisine, while Baan Dhalia concentrates on Italian and Mediterranean food. The hotel can also arrange for guests to enjoy their meal in special locations around the property, such as alongside the rice paddies or whilst watching the baby elephants in the bamboo forest.

Baan Dhalia

Baan Dhalia is entered through a grand Thai temple style doorway and boasts views of the green valley outside. The chefs whip up Italian, French, Spanish and other Mediterranean inspired dishes, served alongside quality wines from the cellar. Expect to find dishes such as caesar salad and parmesan spaghetti in a whole parmesan wheel, Frutti di Mare with black truffle cream, carbonara, trapanese pesto with parma ham, tiger prawns with pesto and pine nuts on the menu.

Sala Mae Nam

The chefs at Sala Mae Nam whips up northern Thai and classical Thai feasts daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant is surrounded by beautiful views of the surrounding landscape and boasts a lofty terrace so that diners can dine alfresco against the stunning backdrops. The chef's specialty is a northern Thai favorite; Khao Soi Gai, a rich yellow coconut soup with chicken and crispy noodles.

The Elephant Bar and Opium Terrace

The Elephant Bar and Opium Terrace are best enjoyed during and after sunset, when the bar comes alive and is lit up with lanterns and candlelight. In the winters a warm fire is lit creating a cozy atmosphere, perfect to enjoy an inventive cocktail or handpicked wine prepared by the welcoming mixologists. The bar also serves food such as the signature Anantara gourmet beef burger: prime Angus beef on a toasted sesame kaiser bun with crisp green leaves, tomato, cucumber, fried egg, Swiss cheese and mushroom.



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