From island pool villas to city suites, new discoveries await in 2011
Welcome to a new year – and a new chapter in the continuing Anantara story. We are thrilled to start the year with some exciting openings in Bangkok and the Maldives, as well as the unveiling of new pool villas on Koh Samui.
New on the Maldives resort scene, Anantara Kihavah Villas is an indulgent pool villa hideaway set on its own secluded island. Perched over a private lagoon or nestled on the beach, private pool villas and pool residences offer endless space to unwind, while the island’s dazzling array of marine activities, decadent Anantara Spa and unique dining experiences – including the world’s only underwater wine cellar – set the stage for a truly unforgettable holiday experience.
For those looking for a vibrant urban locale, Anantara Bangkok Sathorn, rising amidst the bustling Thai capital’s commercial district, is now lighting up the skyline with the warmth of Anantara. Offering an impressive 425 deluxe rooms and two-bedroom suites, a 30-metre lap pool and a prime location at the crossroads of Bangkok’s best business and entertainment areas, Anantara’s first city hotel brings Anantara’s signature brand of luxury to this enchanting city.
Meanwhile on the famed Thai island of Samui, Anantara Bophut Samui is delighted to launch a collection of 20 stylish new suites and pool villas now available for booking. The new two-bedroom suites are set in their own low-rise villa, with some offering their own pool. The decadent pool villas, elevated over tropical gardens or fronting the beach offer unbridled luxury, with outdoor soaking tubs and an 8-metre private pool with inlaid seating.
Anantara Veli Maldives Honeymoon Romance Escape to an island you’ll call your own with a romantic honeymoon in an over-water villa in the Maldives, with spa treatments and snorkelling to while away the days in bliss.
The Ultimate Abu Dhabi Experience Start in the majesty of Abu Dhabi’s legendary Emirates Palace before continuing via private helicopter to the off-the-beaten-path luxury of Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara for a five-night escape into unbridled decadence.
Congratulations to Oxana Rachinskaya from Russia, the winner from our November issue of Anantara Discoveries. We hope you have an inspired stay with us at Anantara Kihavah Villas, Maldives!
*Please respond by January 31, 2011. Include the answer, your full name, email, address and phone number. The winner is entitled to two free nights at Anantara Golden Triangle Resort & Spa, and may bring one guest free of charge. The winner will be contacted by email by March 2011.
Conditions: The competition is open to all persons 18 years of age or older, other than employees of Anantara. The competition closes on January 31, 2011 and entries received thereafter will be ineligible. Prize awards are final and not applicable to airfare, other travel-related or third-party expenses (which are payable by the winner) and are not subject to a cash alternative, exchange or substitution. The prize is valid for stays from April 1 – December 31, 2011. Advance booking is required. Bookings are subject to availability and blackout dates apply. No purchase is necessary to enter, and winners will be notified in the March issue. Please indicate on your entry form if you do not wish for your details to be distributed to third parties other than Anantara.
Set in their own low-rise building enveloped by tropical gardens and flowing water features, Anantara Hua Hin’s Lagoon rooms and suites have long offered guests a private enclave from which to take in the beauty of this seaside locale. Guests of Lagoon rooms and suites can delight in an array of additional benefits exclusive to Lagoon guests, including access to a private pool and bar, breakfast wherever you wish, a private appointment with our Chief Experience Guru to tailor your days, complimentary afternoon teas and a host of other amenities to make your stay even more perfect. To find out more, click here.
When it comes to elephants, John Roberts is more than just an expert. As Anantara Golden Triangle’s resident Director of Elephants since 2003, John has become legendary – as an avid conservationist, committed activist, and, to the cast of jumbos at our world-famous Elephant Camp, a friend and father figure. No one has done more to address the plight of Thailand’s working elephants, and our visitors and guests, as well as conservationists from all over the world can’t get enough of him. Find out why John is one of our favourite characters in our Anantara story when you click here.