Anantara Golden Triangle Resort is perched on a lush hilltop in Northern Thailand with views of the neighbouring countries Myanmar and Laos. If you are looking for a place to escape and relax this gorgeous hotel in Chiang Rai is definitely the place to go.
Here is what I thought of Anantara Golden Triangle Resort
Anantara Golden Triangle Resort
Northern Thailand definitely stole my heart with its beautiful green landscapes, hill tribes and unique culture. I was lucky enough to spend some time there as well as two nights in the incredible five star Anantara Golden Triangle Resort. As soon as I stepped into this resort I could feel the luxury surrounding me and all my stress simply melting away. High ceilings and richly decorated interiors transport you to another world and the sounds of elephants trumpeting will welcome you in the afternoon.
Our room was pretty epic with a balcony over looking the rice paddy and an absolutely huge bath! I think it would have taken days to fill it though so I stuck to having some delicious high pressure showers and using their ultra luxurious products. I also loved their soap menu in the bathroom and the fact that they had a plug for my straightener by the mirror ( its the small things! )
Something else that really impressed me was the fact that hey had take home flasks for each guest in the rooms. You can keep your cold water cold or your hot drinks hot inside them and it really helps with saving on plastic! We have those at the game lodges here in South Africa but I do wish more hotels and resorts would do this.
The resort also boasts one of the most beautiful pools I have ever laid my eyes on. I am a huge sucker for a nice pool and this one ticked all the boxes. Rim flow, added jacuzzi, lots of instagram friendly features. You know, just your average photo heaven!
Things to do at Anantara Golden Triangle
There is loads to explore in the Golden Triangle/Chiang Rai area but if you want to keep it very local then the hotel activities don’t disappoint. I would suggest booking yourself for a massage as soon as you arrive. We had one at 8pm on our first night and it was exactly what we needed after a few days of travelling. I opted for a 50 minute Thai massage and I fell asleep almost immediately. I wish I could have another right now actually!
We also did the walking with giants activity on our last morning. This all has to do with their elephant camp and to educate people about the Asian elephant and why some of them live in sanctuaries now. I will be talking about this in depth in another blog post.
They also have authentic cooking classes, tree planting, yoga, mountain biking, Muay Thai kickboxing and loads more!
The food at Anantara Golden Triangle
I have already told you that they offer authentic cooking classes so you know their Thai food will be on point! Breakfast lunch and dinner had me absolutely drooling at everything on offer. They have a buffet option for breakfast and dinner called Sala Mae Nam, this restaurant is also open for lunch where you can choose off the menu. Baan Dhalia is their Italian restaurant with mouthwatering pizza and pasta in a cosy “wine cellar” type setting. They also have the Elephant bar and opium terrace where you can enjoy light snacks and cocktails.
If those are enough and you are looking for something ultra special then they have three dining experiences to choose from. It’s called Dining by design and you can choose a unique place on the property to have a private and romantic dinner! I wish we could have tried it out but there is always next time!