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8 Must-Try Experiences in Thailand

Discovery, Wellness, Adventure, Culinary

With its exquisite cuisine, vibrant markets, rich cultural traditions and breath-taking scenery, Thailand has been providing travellers with countless unique experiences for decades. With borders set to open later in the year let’s give you a list of Top Eight New Experiences to try for your next visit to Thailand starting from the mountains in the north right down to the beaches in the south.

Get Inked

Preserve your connection to the Kingdom with a bamboo tattoo and ceremony, performed by one of Bangkok’s most revered Sak Yant masters. With more than ten years as a teacher and scholar in the sacred art of Sak Yant, Ajarn Neng offers a consultation to decide on a fitting design and before and after inking, performs a blessing ceremony for a deeply significant reminder of the unique experience, all in the privacy of your room.

Supercharge Yourself

The perfect pit-stop for busy holidaymakers, is a visit to VIVID by Verita Health, a vibrant new IV drip bar, anti-ageing and aesthetics hub that provides therapies and treatments designed to give guests a host of powerful health benefits that enhance mental clarity, supercharge the immune system, turn back signs of ageing, beat fatigue, alleviate hangover symptoms, boost metabolism, and provide more energy to enhance overall wellbeing – the perfect holiday booster!

Thailand Bamboo Tattoo with Sak Yant masters
Thailand Bamboo Tattoo with Sak Yant Masters
Vivid by Verita Health Bangkok
Vivid by Verita Health Bangkok

Lux cruise on the River of King’s

Loy River Song, is Thailand’s latest ultra-private luxury river cruise on the Chao Phraya River, charting a route from modern-day Bangkok to Siam’s ancient capital of Ayutthaya. The luxury cruiser has four spacious staterooms and large deck areas for wellness and cultural activities such as sunrise yoga, traditional dance performances or Muay Thai lessons. 24-hour butler services, chefs and resident tour guide are on hand to keep things running smoothly.

Ele-Bubbles in the Golden Triangle

Spend an unforgettable night observing Thailand’s majestic elephants in their natural habitat from the comfort of your very own, fully furnished, transparent Jungle Bubble in the Golden Triangle. Perched on a wooden deck above the forest, your luxurious bubble offers uninterrupted views of Thailand’s gentle giants, as well as the stunning starlit sky above.

Luxury Cruise in Bangkok's Chaophraya River
Luxury Cruise in Bangkok's Chaophraya River
Jungle Bubble in Anantara Golden Triangle Resort
Jungle Bubble in Anantara Golden Triangle Resort

Anantara Chiang Mai Resort topped every important reader choice awards list for 2020 including winning the top resort in South East Asia in the annual Travel + Leisure 2020 World’s Best Awards.  The resort also claimed Thailand’s #1 resort in the 2020 Condé Nast Traveler US and UK Readers’ Choice Awards. Conde Nast readers also recognized Anantara Chiang Mai as the fourth-best resort in the world, placing it the highest resort to be voted in throughout all of Asia. The resort boasts a 100-year-old spy-themed colonial centrepiece and Chiang Mai’s most Instagramable swimming pool.

Party with the locals

The spirit and energy of dragon boat racing return to Bangkok with the third annual Bangkok River Festival, taking place on the banks of the mighty Chao Phraya River From 1st – 3rd October, visitors including music lovers, foodies, festival goers, families and socialites, flock to the fun filled three-day charitable event, and soak up the adrenaline filled atmosphere.

Sin and be SEEN in Samui

Located on Koh Samui’s popular Chaweng Beach, SEEN Beach Club is the island’s coolest Insta-friendly beachfront club. A throwback to 1950s glamour and chic, chill by the pool, graze on international cuisine, swim-up for tropical cocktails, and move to DJ beats. Highlights include Saturday Sin@SEEN pool parties and Sunday family-style brunches.

Bangkok River Festival 2021
Bangkok River Festival 2021
SEEN Chaweng Samui Beach Club
SEEN Samui Beach Club

License to thrill in Phuket

Your mission if you choose to accept it is to enjoy the ‘Golden Gun’ experience at Anantara Layan Residences. Catch a private jet from Bangkok to Phuket, be whisked by chauffeur-driven limo to Villa Similan, the largest and most luxurious of the resort’s residences. Enjoy martini’s (shaken not stirred) by your own private butler before being presented with THE actual golden gun from the 1974 movie. A glamorous yacht cruise around Phang Nga Bay, where The Man with the Golden Gun was filmed, with free-flowing Krug champagne tops off the Bond experience.

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Anantara Chiang Mai Resort

Northern Thailand's Chiang Mai is a mecca of Buddhist temples, ancient Lanna ruins, colourful hill tribes and traditional artisans' villages. And with Anantara Chiang Mai Resort's central riverfront location, get out and explore all the old capital has to offer. Sample the best street food and slow-brewed coffee as recommended by our insider gurus. Delve into local culture with Muay Thai boxing, healing spa therapies and cooking class adventures at the resort. Revel in river serenity and signature Anantara luxuries.

Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel

Immerse yourself in urban delights at an iconic Bangkok address. Elegant rooms and suites offer a blend of traditional Thai décor and contemporary amenities. Relish authentic experiences with a Streetwise Guru, or shop elite department stores just around the corner. Revel in Bangkok’s finest dining across 11 diverse and award-winning venues.

VIVID – TREAT YOUR BODY LIKE A VIP

The perfect pit-stop for busy go-getters seeking instant cellular rejuvenation, VIVID by Verita Health at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel is a vibrant IV drip bar, anti-ageing and aesthetics hub designed to return vigour, energy and balance to modern lives.

Layan Residences by Anantara

Be master of your own universe poised over the sparkling Andaman. Wake up to panoramic views, spend blissful days by your private infinity pool, and have your every whim catered to by a live-in butler and team of expert chefs, personal trainers and spa therapists on call. Located only 20 minutes from Phuket International Airport, Layan Residences by Anantara offers the ideal tropical escape. Revel in tranquillity or head out across the waters in search of adventure by private yacht. Enjoy unfettered access to the facilities and services of Anantara Layan Phuket Resort adjacent.

SEEN Beach Club Samui

Chill by day, party by night.

Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort

Perched on a jungle ridge overlooking three countries, Anantara Golden Triangle brings otherworldly experiences to life. Wake up to the sound of elephants playing in the misty valley below. Wander the jungle with them on their daily walk. Spa in the midst of 160 acres of lush rice paddies. Leave stress behind with an all-inclusive Discovery package taking care of all the details.
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