Whether you are looking for a relaxed holiday in jungle surroundings, historical, cultural or adventurous pastimes, Anantara resorts is unbeatable choice. Located on the hill overlooking Mekong and Ruang rivers, near the mystical smugglers meeting point depicted in numerous books and movies. The main tourists spots include the Hall of Opium museum, the old Lanna capital Chiang Saen and the borders to Laos and Myanmar.
The resort is located some 70 km from Chiang Rai airport, and you can start the adventure from the very beginning with unique transfer called ‘heli and ele’, which include a helicopter flight to the river Mekong, where on the bank awaits the trusty elephant, ready for a ride to the resort through breathtaking hilltop scenery. You may also be picked from farther Chang Mai airport.
If you miss the elephant transfer, you can still do the jungle trekking by elephant, or watch directly from your room these enormous animals moving in a distance. The birds singing on the river banks make the staying here even more pleasant.
There are 77 rooms and suites with Anantara signature oversized treeaced bathtubes, Sat TV, DVD player and king sized bed.
The rooms are decorated following the best of traditional Thai style with careful use of sensuous silks, local textiles and teak furniture.
Deluxe 3 Country View Rooms and Anantara 3 Country View Suites feature the palatial balconies with views on the misty hills of Myanmar, Laos and Thailand.
All suites are equipped with a king bed, down duvet and a superior range of amenities including bathrobes and leather compendium sets.
You may prefer to eat in-room, or a location you desire, but there are also best restaurants of Golden Triangle, try for example the famed Khao Soi Gai, a delicious northern-style yellow noodle coconut curry with chicken at Sala Mae Nam. The best Italian cuisine you can find at Baan Dahlia, black truffle cream, Frutti di Mare or tiger prawns with pesto and pine nut need no reccommendation.
The evening place for relax is Elephant Bar and Opium Terrace with cozy fireplace during winter season, and open summer terrace.
After a day full of exotic adventures you may want to make another journey to revive your soul and body with help of signature treatment at Anantara Spa.
More informations and online reservation on the official Anantara site:
Anantara Golden Triangle