Anantara Golden Triangle Resort & Spa

Tucked into 160 acres of ancient jungle in Northern Thailand, Anantara Golden Triangle Resort and Spa rests on a bluff overlooking the fabled convergence of two rivers and three countries. The region also boasts a rich cultural heritage, as seen in the many hill tribe peoples or at the Hall of Opium Museum. At Anantara Golden Triangle, the natural and cultural merge at the unique onsite Elephant Camp, modeled on traditional mahout villages and home to the resort's very own gentle giants. Whatever the experience, your Golden Triangle story begins with Anantara.

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GEO Information

Chiang Rai Mae Fah Luang International Airport (CEI) is 70km from the resort and serviced regularly by the following airlines: Thai Airways, Air Asia, 1-2-3 Go, and SGA Air. Alternatively, touch down in Chiang Mai, whose airport is 280mk from the resort.

Atoll Paradise will arrange logistics of your private transfer to and from the resort upon booking.

  • Introduction

    Spread over a lush and captivating hillside region in Chiang Rai, near the border of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos, Anantara Golden Triangle conjures an oriental jungle kingdom, at the edge of heaven.

    The lush terraced hillside seems to float in a world of its own, where steamy jungle mists part to welcome dazzling sunshine, rippling across the swimming pools and gardens and elegant sculptural villas, giving way to views over sweeping rice fields and river plains that stretch all the way to the hills of Myanmar and Laos.

    Accommodation and buildings are designed to exquisite international standards. The grounds are the vision of legendary landscape architect Bill Bensely, and every villa offers ultimate seclusion, indulgence and luxury.

    Watch elephants grazing on the plains, soak in the northern Thai Sun and lose yourself for as long as possible in this truly exceptional place.

  • Sala Mae Nam

    Thai cuisine, with an emphasis on local northern Thai is served here. The setting is a magnificent terrace covered by a lofty ceiling and surrounded by dramatic views over the landscape. The Chef's signature dish is the famed Khao Soi Gai, a delicious northern-style yellow noodle coconut curry with chicken.

    Baan Dahlia

    A refined elegant setting with views of the Mekong Valley, where Mediterranean delicacies can be sampled accompanied by a stellar wine list. Pasta is homemade and prepared table side for an impressively authentic experience. A range of marvelous pasta flavors on offer includes Frutti di Mare, black truffle cream, Carbonara, and Trapanese.

    Elephant Bar and Opium Terrace

    A warm and charming atmosphere and an ideal place to meet for evening drinks or cocktails prepared by the resort's friendly mixologists. The Elephant Bar keeps a fire place blazing in winter, and is cool and breezy throughout summer. A hearty menu is served all day long.

    Dining by Design

    Dine in any location you desire, be it the lower terrace overlooking the mighty Mekong, verdant rice paddies or alongside baby elephants in bamboo forests at Elephant Camp. Anantara Golden Triangle's Dining by Design program allows you to choose from a range of mouth-watering menus and to enjoy your dinner in a location that truly embraces the region's glorious, serene landscape.

  • Activities & Recreation

    Anantara's great outdoors beckon, with bamboo groves, acres of secret enchanted jungle gardens to discover, rice fields, ponds, the Anantara Spa, exotic swimming pools and elephant watching - find that this paradise does not cease to amaze…
    Close by are innumerable attractions, including the borders of Myanmar and Laos, cultural visits to hill-tribe villages, elephant safari's, adventure sports and more, all of which can be scheduled from the resort reception.

    Activities include

    • Elephant Rides
    • Mountain-Biking
    • Squash
    • Tennis Court
    • Table Tennis
    • Trekking
    • Nature Walks
    • Jogging
    • Bird-Watching
    • Tree Planting
    • Cooking Classes

    Facilities include

    • Infinity-edge Swimming Pool with Jacuzzi
    • Fitness Center
    • Meeting Facilities
    • Business Center
    • Concierge Desk
    • Boutique

    Key Attractions

    • Elephant Camp onsite
    • Hall of Opium Museum with intriguing exhibits on the area's infamous past
    • Doi Mae Salong – Mountain tea plantation with scenic views
    • Doi Hua Mae Kham – Colourful hill tribe villages, flower plantations and expansive views
    • Waterford Valley and Santiburi Golf Course
    • Chiang Saen, the old capital of the Lanna kingdom
    • Chiang Rai, Provincial Capital
    • Mae Sai (Myanmar border)
    • Chiang Khong (Laos border)

  • Anantara Spa

    It is no surprise that Anantara, with a strong culture of healing and wellness, and an ethos grounded in the holistic embrace of nature, offers an outstanding spa experience. Stroll through peaceful garden paths to arrive at the terrazzo and teakwood treatment suites perched above the Thai and Burmese Jungle, providing an idyllic sanctuary in which to relax, de-stress, rejuvenate and indulge. There is nothing more invigorating than the scents and sounds of the moist tropical jungle air, soothing all the senses as you enjoy a range of treatments inspired by ancient Thai healing rituals…

    Signature Treatment

    Try the ‘Culture of Anantara', 160 minute of refreshing, revitalizing introduction to the Culture of Anantara. Your journey begins with a relaxing aromatherapy massage with a choice of four specially blended oils. Using a combination of strokes and acupressure techniques, this soothing massage allows the healing properties of these natural oils to penetrate into the skin leaving you relaxed and with a heightened sense of well-being. The massage is followed by an absolutely delicious body treatment. Relax and indulge your senses while completely covered and polished with an exotic blend of wild honey and brown sugar with luscious ripe bananas and fresh pumpkin to moisturize and nourish the skin. Finally, a beautifully romantic sensual bathing experience completes this blissful treatment.

    Spa Facilities

    • 5 luxurious Treatment Rooms
    • Private en-suite Steam Rooms
    • Private al-fresco Terrazzo Soaking Tubs
    • Elemis Spa and Aromatherapy Products

  • Elephant Camp

    Catch a rare glimpse of life in a traditional mahout village at the Anantara Golden Triangle onsite Elephant Camp. Learn to ‘drive' an elephant with gentle signals or help the mahouts bathe these giants in the Ruak River. The Elephant Camp is a chance for guests to meet these beautiful creatures up close and, most importantly, to help to protect and care both for Anantara's elephants and those in the wild.



    A hilltop ceremony set against breathtaking vistas of Laos, Myanmar and Thailand. Vows exchanged amid the lush canopy of a tropical garden. There is no setting for your wedding more magical than Anantara Golden Triangle. From bridal pampering at the Anantara Spa, to a lavish banquet of Thai and Western delicacies, to a honeymoon departure on the back of an elephant.
    Speak to Blu Maldives when booking if you are planning your nuptials in Thailand.


    Longtail Boat Trip

    Take an exciting trip on the Mekong River on a traditional longtail boat. Visit the ancient northern Thai walled city of Chiang Saen Resort in Chiang Rai, float by the village of Chang Khong and speed over to neighboring Don Sao Island for a brief encounter with the charming culture of Laos.


Rooms & Suites

Anantara's beautifully designed and appointed villas enjoy amazing views of the Mekong and Ruak rivers, sweeping green rice fields, and sometimes even elephants grazing in the distance.

Every villa is supremely spacious, and features oversized terrazzo bathtubs, Thai textiles, teak furnishings, and local artwork, making the villas luxurious, welcoming and exotic.

The gardens are the work of legendary landscape architect Bill Bensely, and are a symphony of local tropical plants, flowers and water features.

Anantara 3 Country View Suite

In the Anantara 3 Country View Suites, perhaps the most astonishing views in Thailand can be enjoyed from a spacious oasis of beautifully designed interiors, and a magnificent private balcony. Gaze out towards the hills of Myanmar and Laos from your plush daybed, or terrazzo tub. Wander through the private jungle gardens, watch elephants

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Anantara Suite

The Anantara Suites (64 sqm) feature indulgent, artful spaces, including a 20 sqm balcony from which to basque in the privacy of this magical hillside region. A beautiful bedroom, separate living area, endless luxury amenities including terrazzo bathtub, espresso machine and unique Thai artwork and silks make this an experience of authenticity

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Deluxe 3 Country View Room

These rooms are an architectural triumph - the height of elegance, uniqueness, atmosphere and comfort, boasting the startling combination of views to the hills of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos. 64 sqm of indoor and 20 sqm balconies will make you feel as though the whole hillside is your private oasis. From the lavishly decorated living spaces,

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