Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort
The Anantara is a chic luxury retreat perched atop a high mountain ridge overlooking the confluence of the Mekong and Ruak rivers, and close to Thailand's borders with Laos and Myanmar. It has 58 guest rooms and 19 suites decorated in a style that blends the best of the area's rich fabric and woodcarving traditions with contemporary design. The resort includes a sybaritic spa, an infinity pool that looks over the tree canopy to the Mekong River and up towards the hills of Myanmar and Laos, a fitness center with steam rooms, saunas, squash and tennis courts, a Thai cooking school, and an elephant camp, where you can learn about the importance of the elephant in Thai culture and arrange a ride through the surrounding jungle. The Anantara is also home to three food and beverage establishments: Sala Mae Nam (international buffet breakfast and Northern Thai specialties for dinner), Baan Dahlia (authentic Italian cuisine with a wine selection from vineyards around the globe), and The Elephant Bar and Opium Terrace, the perfect setting for a night cap.
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.
- Hotel Group
- Chiang Rai, Thailand
- Hotel Type
- Location Type
- Urban Retreat
- Business Center
- Fitness Center
- Meeting/conference Facilities
- Poolside Bar
- Racquetball/squash On Site
- Safety Deposit Boxes
- Shuttle Service
- Wi-Fi In Public Areas
Anantara offer three room categories including Deluxe 3 Country View Room, 3 Country View Family Suite and 3 Country View Suite. The elegant classical Thai suites are decorated with the finest Thai silks, teak timber flooring and oriental period style furniture. All rooms have decent sized private balconies, comfy king sized beds, soft down duvets and luxury toiletries, bathrobes and leather compendium sets. The rooms look out towards the Golden Triangle; the meeting of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar's borders fringed by the Mekong River.
3 Country View Family Suite
Guests at Anantara Chiang Rai wake up to enigmatic views out towards the hills of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar and their rising morning mist. The six Anantara Suites are the largest rooms, measuring 688-square feet, in the property and some of the most desirable accommodations in the Golden Triangle area. The suites are comprised of a bedroom, living area, workspace and a 215-square foot balcony complete with cushions, a day bed and plenty of fresh mountain air. The room is complete with modern conveniences such as an espresso coffee maker, flat screen satellite TV, DVD player, electric safe and iPod docking station. The roomy en-suite bathroom has an oversized terrazzo bathtub and a collection of additional indulgent toiletries, bathrobes and slippers.
3 Country View Suite
Guests at Anantara Chiang Rai wake up to enigmatic views out towards the hills of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar and their rising morning mist. There are 13 Anantara 3 country View Suites , measuring 688-square feet. The suites are comprised of a bedroom, living area, workspace and a 215-square foot balcony complete with cushions, a day bed and plenty of fresh mountain air. The room is complete with modern conveniences such as an espresso coffee maker, flat screen satellite TV, DVD player, electric safe and iPod docking station. The roomy en-suite bathroom has an oversized terrazzo bathtub and a collection of additional indulgent toiletries, bathrobes and slippers.
Deluxe 3 Country View Room
Guests at Anantara Chiang Rai wake up to enigmatic views out towards the hills of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar and their rising morning mist. The Deluxe 3 Country View Room is decorated with a natural paint palate and warm wooden hues. The room is complete with modern conveniences such as flat screen satellite TV, DVD player and iPod docking station. The roomy en-suite bathroom has an oversized terrazzo bathtub and a collection of additional indulgent toiletries, bathrobes and slippers.
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.
Spend dusk to dawn in one of Anantara's "Jungle Bubbles," constructed using high-tech polyester fabric, to provide an immersive and up-close experience with the resort's resident elephants. The 237-square-foot bubbles are fully air-conditioned, including a bedroom and living space with a king-size bed and seating area under a transparent room, plus an enclosed ensuite shower room.
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.
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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