Nestled in the spectacular, surreal forests of China’s southwestern Yunnan Province, Anantara Xishuangbanna offers first-class comfort and five-star luxury in one of China’s most remote areas. Anantara offers a series of charming villas and guestrooms, all of which feature immaculate bathrooms, plush beds, floor-to-ceiling windows (some with views of the pool, others with views of the gardens and the nearby Luosuo River), dark, wooden furniture, Internet access, mini bar, air-conditioning, and a flat-screen television with satellite channels. In-house restaurants include Manfeilong, an all-day eatery serving breakfast buffets, and Chinese and Western a la carte dishes; Mekong, which offers Thai/Dai and Chinese cuisines; Dai Lounge, a tea and snack space; and Luosuo, a poolside grill. Amenities include a comprehensive spa offering a wide range of treatments, baths, and rooms; a cooking school with lessons in Southeast Asian, Thai, and Chinese cuisines; a central swimming pool, an insightful tea program that immerses guests in the subtleties of tea; and a club for younger guests. The Anantara Xishuangbanna is a scenic, 45-minute drive from Jinghong International Airport.
Location: Set in thick forests, the Anantara enjoys peace and tranquility.
History: Xishuangbannais an autonomous prefecture belonging to ethnic Dai. It's an area rich in folklore with restored Buddhist temples and ancient hill tribe towns.
Service: Round the clock service is provided by staff, with 24-hour butlers tending to villa guests.
Rooms and villas at the Anantara Xishuangbanna are decorated in a style that reflects an indigenous aesthetic, with carved wooden details, local arts and handicrafts and rich natural colors. Each room has a private balcony with verdant forest views, plus excellent in-room entertainment with fully connected iPods and iPads.
These stylish and romantic rooms offer 1,614-square-feet of space, with a plush king bed, freestanding tub, separate rain shower and additional outdoor shower. Each villa has its own private pool, pool pavilion, sun deck and barbecue grill, plus outdoor dining table with garden views. A perfect retreat for couples, these villas are equipped with two LCD TVs with satellite channels, DVD player and home theatre, iPod dock, iPads, WiFi, espresso machine and minibar. Villas come with a 24-hour butler.
These 592-square-foot rooms feature king or twin bedding, bathroom with tub and separate shower and private terrace with sun loungers. Room includes 42 inch LCD TV with satellite channels, DVD player and home theatre, iPod dock, iPads, WiFi, tea and coffee-making facilities and minibar.
Located on the ground floor of the resort, these rooms feature a spacious outdoor terrace with seating. Measuring 592-square-feet rooms offer king or twin bedding, indoor sofa seating, luxurious bathroom and relaxing garden views. Rooms also have 42 inch LCD TV with satellite channels, DVD player and home theatre, iPod dock, iPads, WiFi, tea and coffee-making facilities and minibar.
These rooms are facing Luosuo River, with private terraces that look directly over the water. Sized at 592-square-feet, rooms feature warm decor with timber flooring and come with king or twin bedding, 42 inch LCD TV with satellite channels, DVD player and home theatre, iPod dock, iPads, WiFi, tea and coffee-making facilities and minibar.
This luxurious spa offer pampering treatments and wellness therapies, with a highlight on Chinese and Thai elements. The spa has five treatment rooms, two hydrotherapy rooms, a herbal bath, a tropical steam room and a flotation room. Manicure and pedicure are also offered.
A stunning pool provides a centerpiece for the resort courtyard garden, beset by palms and water features. Towels are provided and there are plenty of sun loungers and tables for poolside dining.
Offering sweeping pool, garden and river views, this elegantly cozy venue provides a wide selection of cocktails, teas and coffee. Light snacks are offered and there's a long list of whiskeys for the connoisseur.
Guests can enjoy some cultural immersion by joining a traditional Yunnan Pu-er tea ceremony in the Lotus Lounge. Afternoon tea with an Asian influence is also served here, alongside an assortment of light snacks and coffees.
For casual poolside dining, Luosuo offers a whole range of Western meals, including pizza, pasta and salad. Guests can relax with a range of cocktails, wines, beers and fresh juices.
This all-day restaurant offers beautiful river views from the terrace. Western and Asian dishes and live cooking stations feature a buffet breakfast with the focus on a la carte Dai cuisine for lunch and dinner.
Thai, Chinese and Dai cuisine is offered here, with indoor and al fresco dining areas. Guests can enjoy authentic local fare with tranquil views over the river.
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