Review: Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort


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Jungle adventures await at the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort in Chiang Rai. Voted ‘The Best Upcountry Resort in Thailand’ by Travel+Leisure Southeast Asia Magazine readers. With its award-winning elephant camp, scientific research, and conservation program, this resort truly offers guests a magical experience in Thailand.


Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort is located in Chiang Rai, Thailand, on the banks of the Mekong River. It is situated on a hill providing stunning views of the surrounding countryside and the mountains of Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand. It is close to the border of Laos and Myanmar and is ideally situated for exploring the Golden Triangle region. The resort is surrounded by lush jungle and terraced rice fields and is a great base for exploring the region’s many villages, temples, and nature reserves.

Style & Character

Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp is a unique and luxurious eco-resort set in a lush tropical forest overlooking the majestic Mekong River. The resort has a modern, contemporary design, emphasizing natural materials and a minimalist aesthetic. The style of the resort is inspired by traditional Thai culture, emphasizing hospitality and respect for nature. The resort also features a range of eco-friendly initiatives, such as using sustainable materials and energy-efficient lighting. The resort’s character is warm and welcoming, focusing on creating a peaceful and relaxing experience for guests.


Accommodation at the resort takes the form of luxurious jungle villas and suites, all equipped with modern amenities such as flat-screen televisions and complimentary Wi-Fi. These luxurious guestrooms and suites, all offer views of the stunning Thai countryside.

The range of rooms includes the Grand Suite, Premier Suite, Deluxe Room, and Superior Room. Each room is thoughtfully designed with modern amenities, artistic Thai decor, and beautiful views of the surrounding nature. The Grand Suite and Premier Suite offer private balconies, luxurious bathrooms, and spacious living areas. The Deluxe Room and Superior Room are also equipped with modern amenities and offer comfortable and cozy accommodations.

Service & Facilities

The resort features a range of activities and amenities, including elephant rides, elephant-themed spa treatments, and various other activities for guests to enjoy.

For those seeking a little relaxation and pampering in the jungle, you can escape to jungle serenity at the Spa, a three-story open-air pavilion surrounded by the scent of lemongrass. Unwind with a milk bath for two before succumbing to side-by-side massages. The spa menu draws on centuries of northern wellness traditions and indigenous and medicinal ingredients.

Food & Drink

Guests can enjoy incredible cuisine alongside breathtaking jungle views in the most extraordinary settings, like out in the rice paddies or simply in the comfort and privacy of your room or suite. Sala Mae Nam serves international breakfasts and all-day Thai cuisine, while Baan Dhalia creates fresh Italian flavors each evening. The Elephant Bar and Opium Terrace offers guests refined lounging, while Spice Spoons masters the art of Thai cuisine.


Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort is a highly luxurious resort built around a natural environment. It allows guests to observe and interact with the local wildlife, including Asian Elephants and jungle safaris, as well as to relax in its impressive spa which features an array of treatments, massages, and relaxation therapies.

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