AS THAILAND OPENS UP ITS BORDERS TO AMERICAN TRAVELERS, ANANTARA’S CHIANG RAI GOLDEN TRIANGLE RESORT LURES WINTER WANDERERS WITH A TANTALIZING MIX OF SOUL SOOTHING ACTIVITIES
BY ARCHANA AITHAL ROS
Spanning envy inducing stretches of solitude in a dense jungle, perched atop the lush coastal hillside of Northern Thailand, luxury hospitality group Anantara’s Chiang Rai Golden Triangle Resort offers visitors an immersive experience. Here, interact with mammoth elephants in the award winning elephant camp and explore the fascinating cultures of neighboring Myanmar and Laos. Cocooned in the tranquility of nature, this Insta worthy hotel features 61 rooms and suites and offers breathtaking vistas of the three intersecting countries, playtime with the gentle giants, spa breaks, Thai cooking lessons, an infinity pool, and tranquil boat rides along the expansive Mekong River. The pièce de résistance, however, is the Jungle Bubble: a transparent bubble suite resting on an elevated, lantern dotted deck above the forest with views of the elephants and moonlit skies, providing a visual reminder of all the beauty that still exists around us. Custom designed using polyester fabric with Serge Ferrari’s Pré-contraint technology (ensuring supreme durability), these wondrous bubbles come furnished with a fully stocked mini bar, king bed, and a private (and nontransparent) bathroom. The bubble also comes with a 24 hour in room dining service anticipating your every need.
Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp and Resort
From $891 per night, anantara.com