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Top 10 Greatest Adventures of All Time to Take This Year


We live in a time where incredible voyages of discovery have become ubiquitous in our daily lives. Whether you’re an avid traveller embarking on yet another journey or are just discovering your love for new and exciting experiences, here are 10 once-in-a-lifetime adventures worth embarking on this year.


Luxury Railway Journeys from Hoi An to Quy Nhon

The Vietage by Anantara offers discerning travellers the chance to embark on a luxurious adventure on an opulent carriage that takes you through the serene countryside between the historic city of Hoi An and the coastal city of Quy Nhon. The six-hour trip brings to life the romance of rail travel with a feast for the palate and senses. Expect an exclusively curated Vietnamese menu with a French twist such as the seafood salad, the barley risotto, and braised Wagyu neck. Sit back and settle in for a journey through one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Combination accommodation packages are available with Anantara Hoi An Resort and Anantara Quy Nhon Villas.


Scale New Heights of Green Mountain in Oman

Venture to a land of ancient citadels at Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort and climb the vast landscapes and towering canyons of Northern Oman. Experience pure exhilaration and epic views of Green Mountain as you traverse breathtakingly rugged landscapes with the guidance of certified rock-climbing instructors. The new climbing route of Jabal Activity Wall is one of the highest in the Middle East, surrounded by majestic mountains and cool temperatures all year, providing intrepid travellers with a new way to experience the epic cliffs and limestone rock formations. Climbing courses are available for beginners as well as more experienced climbers.


Sky-High Opulence Across the Indian Ocean  

Signature hotels, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas and Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort, have been intrinsically linked to offer a marvellous way to discover the hidden treasure of this breathtaking corner of the world. Thanks to a partnership with MJets, the bespoke aviation airline, travellers can curate the ultimate tour of the Indian Ocean. Embarking in the fabled city of Bangkok, known for its vibrant street life and elaborate shrines, guests can soar between the luscious jungle and coconut-fringed shores of Sri Lanka to the myriad blue tones of the spectacular Maldives.

The Anantara private jet experience can be tailored to suit each guest’s individual tastes and requirements. The Gulfstream V is set up to accommodate larger groups with a three-zone cabin environment for working, dining, entertaining, and resting. Amenities include shower facilities, fully reclining beds, state-of-the-art entertainment systems, and two flight attendants, sure to deliver guests in a state of blissful relaxation. The Cessna Citation X is perfect for more intimate groups accommodating up to eight passengers in utmost comfort. Features include fully reclining body club seats, entertainment systems, and one flight attendant for optimal, personalised service.


Bird’s Eye History Appreciation in Siem Reap 

Cambodia is home to vast green spaces, hypnotic landscapes and historical sites such as the Angkor Wat, the floating villages of Tonle Sap and the dramatic waterfalls of the Kulen Ranges. And while all excursions are possible on land, such experiences are heightened when you charter a private helicopter from Anantara Angkor Resort. Enjoy the breathtaking views of Cambodia and all its wonders from a bird’s eye view thousands of feet in the air. Witness this spectacular city from a fresh perspective and survey the natural playgrounds that await as you arrive at holiday bliss.


Sun Leisure Amidst Phuket’s Aquatic Beauty
Climb aboard the Major Affair at Anantara Layan Phuket Resort, a 90-foot Sunseeker yacht primed to take you on the trip of a lifetime. Accommodating you and up to 11 of your closest friends, you'll be treated to return transfers to and from the resort and the marina, breakfast, and a sumptuous lunch created by your very own personal on-board chef. The destination is of your choosing. The waters around Phuket are most recognisable for their limestone karst islands, which can be admired along the coast of Krabi, Railay Bay, and Phang Nga Bay, where James Bond’s "The Man with the Golden Gun" was filmed. On board, there's no shortage of ways to relax. Providing entertainment with panoramic views, you can expect a bar, dining areas, sunbeds on the generous deck, an expansive swimming platform, inflatables, snorkelling equipment, water skis, and wakeboards all available onboard.


Scenic Elevation in Andalusia

Imagine soaring over the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean on an exhilarating balloon adventure. The Elevated Encounters experience (at Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Benahavís Marbella Resort) on the Marbella coast in Andalusia is that and so much more. Soar above the spectacular rugged valleys and a tapestry of vineyards on an Andalusian balloon adventure. Explore mountain villages, wander through ancient ruins, and sample the rich flavours of authentic Mediterranean cuisine. As Spain reopens to international travel once more, what better way to rekindle your love of adventure?


Oceanic Wonders Beneath the Surface of the Maldives  

Breathe deep and dive beneath the surface to discover a mesmerising world of marine life. Suspend yourself in the crystal-clear water of the Maldives. Encounter serenity in its purest form as you witness the dance of the manta ray, the gathering of the dolphins, the grace of sea turtles, or the dwelling of nurse sharks. Anantara invites you to experience one of nature’s greatest spectacles as you swim with these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. Our experience package at Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort can be tailored to your needs and can be combined with other packages such as the water-sports package or the private photographer package.


The Endless Dunes of Abu Dhabi 

Step abord the ship of the desert for an unforgettable journey across the Liwa Desert in Abu Dhabi. Venture into a gilded world of sweeping sands and endless views. Set out at dawn to traverse the Rub’ al Khali as the Bedouin tribes did — and still do. The camel trekking experience at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara draws on the knowledge of generations, with an expert guide to help you uncover the secrets of the desert. The Family Trek is ideal for families with children over the age of four and takes approximately an hour and 15 minutes. The Short Trek takes around 45 minutes and provides plenty of photo opportunities. The Sunset Trek can take up to an hour and 45 minutes, perfect for those looking to capture the magic of Liwa Desert and witness the sun dive beneath the sand.


Majestic Creatures Right in Front of Your Room  

Anantara’s Jungle Bubbles experience in Northern Thailand’s verdant Golden Triangle offers a night of natural immersion like no other. Spend the night at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort among elephants in their natural habitat in a wonderful jungle setting. Enjoy gourmet dining on your private deck then sleep under the stars in a luxurious, fully transparent bubble mere metres from these majestic creatures with uninterrupted views of the gentle giants and the stunning starlit sky above. Our Jungle Bubble is air-conditioned, fits two guests, and comes equipped with a king bed and a non-transparent ensuite bathroom. The Jungle Bubble Lodge fits up to four guests and comes with a plunge pool and lounge area.


A Cultural Cruise Along the River of Kings  

Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort’s Loy Pela Voyages provides an opportunity to commandeer an utterly beautiful and fully restored boat ornately decorated in polished mahogany and teak. The one-day cruise takes you on a cultural and culinary journey as you float on Chao Phraya River past Bangkok’s iconic monuments. Relish modern Thai fusion specialities and international dishes prepared using the freshest ingredients by a team of celebrated chefs. From light bites and canapes to traditional and tantalising dishes such as the seafood platter, grilled shrimp served with spicy pomelo salad, and rib-eye steak, there are simply more flavours on the river. End the day on a high note with a refreshing cocktail as you witness the vanilla twilight sunset that splits the sky.

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Anantara Hoi An Resort

Unwind in an elegant riverfront retreat on the central coast of Vietnam. Located a short walk from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of historic Hoi An, colonial style infused with local cultural elements inspires graceful resort surrounds. Bike along winding streets to the beautiful An Bang Beach. Learn traditional customs including cooking, painting and lantern-making. Cruise the river at sunset, taking in scenes of local fishermen casting their nets.


The East Sea coastline of Vietnam remains unexplored and lush. With now daily flights from Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Hai Phong into the local airport, Anantara Quy Nhon Villas offers the perfect luxurious base from which to explore. Discover ancient Cham ruins rising up out the jungle. Set out on fishing adventures in one of the round coracle boats that famously dot the horizon. Return to your private villa for pool bliss and gourmet street eats served by your butler.

Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort

One of the highest located resorts in the world, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar perches on the edge of a canyon in the Hajar Mountains of northern Oman. Boasting refreshing cool temperatures and blooming desert surrounding, the resort provides the perfect escape for ultimate unplugging and exploring. Visit cave villages, Damask rose valleys, and the nearby ruins of Niwza, once known as the Pearl of Islam. Savour Arab specialities in a fort tower, shisha as you stargaze, and private canyon dine where Princess Diana once stood. Unwind with sunrise yoga and indigenous hammam rituals.

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

Escape to spacious villas overwater or on a stretch of private beach. Indulgent touches of island luxury abound from a private pool in every villa to exotic stargazing experiences and award-winning dining. Set within a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the resort is perfect for exploring the world’s most treasured reefs, where manta rays gather to breed. Dine with the fishes in an underwater wine cellar. Discover Maldivian culture with a day trip to local islands.

Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort

Located on the southern coast of Sri Lanka on a rocky outcrop facing the Indian Ocean, Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort boasts an enviably secluded setting. Pool villas dot lush grounds shaded by coconut palms. A beachfront infinity pool invites all-day unwinding. Surf the island's world-class waves. Dine cliffside. Indulge in a healing retreat with yoga, Ayurvedia spa treatments, wellness cuisine and Slumber Guru rituals.

Anantara Angkor Resort

Explore ancient Khmer legends and immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of history in this ancient kingdom at Anantara Angkor Resort. Wherever you find your inspiration, allow Anantara to guide your journey, with dedicated experience butlers on hand to facilitate your ultimate adventure. Explore legendary temples, delight in bespoke local experiences or relax and let your stresses and worries melt away with unlimited relaxation in our spa.

Anantara Layan Phuket Resort

Hide away in a peaceful cove overlooking the Andaman, or head out in search of adventure. Dive some of the most pristine sites in the world. Island hop by private yacht or speedboat. Experience Thailand’s rich culture with authentic cuisine, spa journeys and the art of Muay Thai. Located on Phuket’s western coast, just a 20-minute drive from the airport, Anantara Layan Phuket Resort is ideal for honeymoons, romantic escapes, family getaways and spectacular weddings, with a unique chapel setting overlooking the ocean.


Retreat to an elegant sanctuary surrounded by three golf courses, a tranquil lake, Roman amphitheatre and more than 1,200 original works of art.

Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort

Explore the beauty of the Maldives, with unforgettable experiences both above and below the Indian Ocean surface. Surf the waves. Freedive the deep blue. Spa over water with baby reef sharks swimming peacefully below. With three sister islands to explore for dining, recreation and relaxation, and the ocean a few steps from your luxury villa or over water suite, Anantara Dhigu offers the perfect setting for adventurous family escapes.

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

In the heart of the Empty Quarter, an oasis of Arabian luxury is surrounded by endless dunes. Cross the world’s largest desert on a camel or race off dune bashing. After adventure, spa wellness refreshes with ancient hammam rituals and healing desert elixirs. Toast sunset from the seclusion of a private villa plunge pool. Feast on timeless Bedouin traditions and exceptional global tastes.

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 package taking care of all the details.

Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort

Anantara Riverside boasts a unique setting, with tropical gardens overlooking the Chao Phraya providing a resort feel in the middle of vibrant Bangkok. Get out and explore all the city has to offer, then return to tranquil relaxation. Enjoy signature dining experiences, from sizzling teppanyaki and Pacific Rim cuisine, to a royal Thai feast on a restored rice barge.