Anantara Golden Triangle Resort & Spa
Deep in the mountain jungles and bamboo forests of northern Thailand is the Anantara, a lovely base from which to explore the Golden Triangle. Rooms at the Anantara feature dark teak wood and crisp white linens with Thai silk adding colorful accents.
We recommend a room with a balcony, where guests can sit on their outdoor sofa and enjoy the view over the gardens to Laos and Burma. Additional amenities include a beautiful infinity pool, two restaurants, and the Elephant Bar and Opium Terrace, where most people gather for an evening cocktail. Another major draw of the Anantara is the Elephant Camp, a branch of the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre that is supported by the Royal Thai government. Learn to guide an elephant like a true mahout, ride elephant-back through the jungle, or jump in the river and help bathe the gentle beasts – spending time with the peaceful pachyderms is one of the most compelling reasons to stay at the Anantara.