Ticking off your bucket list one Anantara at a time09 October 2019
If like us you have an ever-growing bucket list that needs ticking off, maybe its time to plan your next trip or multiple trips. Don’t fear, help is here. With 21 Anantara properties ranked in the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award and each voted amongst the very best hotels in the world. I am sure we can help.
Spread throughout the world from cosmopolitan cities and lush islands to desert sands, heritage destinations, uncharted beaches and contemporary resort destinations, Anantara Hotels is ready to help with your bucket list.
If Thailand is the next destination for you, make your first stop in the colourful city of Bangkok staying at the most prestigious address Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel. After embracing the intense city pace, head on over to the jungle paradise Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort in Chiang Rai. Perched on a ridge in northern Thailand overlooking the boarder with Myanmar and Laos, the incredible Anantara Golden Triangle enables you to bond with the gentle giants. A short flight over to Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas will give you a chance to lay back, relax and soak in the incredible scenery in an all-pool villa hideaway.
Asia has so many incredible countries and I am sure a number of them are on your bucket list. Bali is one of my favourites, marvel at one of the most unapproachable surf breaks from Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort perched on a dramatic cliffside overlooking the impossible break. Sri Lanka is also incredible, with insanely beautiful beaches, you can even join local turtle watching volunteers at Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort on beach patrols to protect hawksbill and leatherback mother turtles and their eggs.
Drifting further afield, a stop off in the Middle East is a definite. Here you are spoilt with top class Anantara properties, from the award winning Anantara Al Jabal Akhdar Resort in Oman, known for stargazing from the viewing platform where Princess Diana once stood, to floating on water at Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort with UAE’s only over water villas and uncovering the spirit of Arabia with camel riding and flacon flying in Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara.
The Indian Ocean is somewhere truly indescribable. Embrace romance in Maldivian hues at the blissful Anantara Veli Maldives Resort. Hop aboard a yacht or traditional Maldivian dhoni and explore hidden caves and local islands. Surrounded with nothing but turquoise lagoon which melts into sapphire blue, the island and its pure white sands rise up out of the ocean like a mirage. Stargaze through the Maldives’ most powerful telescope at SKY – a spectacular over water observatory and bar at Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas.
The list is endless, and the globe is full of incredible places that need visiting, so continue reading and check out the full list of winners below.
TOP 10 HOTELS IN BANGKOK
#1 Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel
TOP 20 RESORTS IN THAILAND
#3 Anantara Hua Hin Resort
#4 Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort
#6 Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas
#7 Anantara Chiang Mai Resort
#10 Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort
#11 Anantara Layan Phuket Resort
#16 Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas
#19 Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort
TOP 20 RESORTS IN ASIA
#10 Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort
TOP 20 RESORTS IN BALI
#6 Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort
TOP 30 RESORTS IN INDIAN OCEAN
#1 Naladhu Private Island Maldives
#4 Anantara Veli Maldives Resort
#6 Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas
#8 Niyama Private Islands Maldives
#14 Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort
TOP 10 RESORTS IN MIDDLE EAST
#2 Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort
#4 Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort
#5 Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts
#6 Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara
#10 Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara
TOP 30 HOTELS IN AFRICA
#16 The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara
TOP 30 RESORTS IN AFRICA (NOT INCLUDING SOUTH AFRICA)
#28 Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort