Swim in one of the most idyllic pools in all of Asia. Drift over to the infinity edge, gazing down across the Mekong Valley to the green hills of Myanmar and Laos. A shady pavilion to one side invigorates with bubble jets. Relaxation flows from a soothing soak in the Jacuzzi to refreshing cocktails on a lounger.
Work out with an inspirational view. Overlooking lush forest and a fish pond garden, nature provides charming distraction while you exercise. Fully equipped with treadmills, exercise bikes and weights, our fitness centre features everything you need to stay in shape - with the relaxing prospect of time out in the sauna, steam room and whirlpool afterwards.
Open from 7.00 am – 8.30 pm.
Brush up your backhand. Challenge yourself to a stamina test. Enlist a companion to join you in the squash court for an energising session first thing, or an evening game before dinner. Complimentary rackets available.
Open from 7.00 am – 8.30 pm.
Muay Thai Kickboxing
Thailand’s unique martial art and national sport is now popular the world over. Master the ‘Art of Eight Limbs’ with our professional coach in a tailored 90-minute lesson, boosting stamina, flexibility and focus. For a revitalising Thai balance, punch it out in a 60-minute class and then soothe tired muscles with a 90-minute Thai Herbal Compress Massage at Anantara Spa.
Connect with timeless landscape through the healing power of Hatha Yoga. Allow a qualified, nurturing instructor to tailor the ideal class. Co-ordinate your breath to poses that stretch and re-energise your body, clear the mind and uplift your spirit. Choose your setting to expand – the comfort of your room or a picturesque corner of our breathtaking grounds.
The Golden Triangle’s cooler morning air is the perfect time to explore. Head out on mountain bikes for a leisurely ride to nearby Sob Ruak Village. Enjoy the freedom of venturing out independently or join a guided group tour to hear a local’s insights about this fabled corner of the world.
Longtail Boat Trip
With one of Asia’s most famous waterways on our doorstep, a journey by private longtail boat is a must. Depart from our jetty on the tranquil Ruak River and onto the mighty Mekong. Drift through the heart of three countries converging to form the Golden Triangle.
Pass fishermen’s huts, local life and the towering Big Buddha statue. Turn around at the historic town of Chiang Saen – expansive views of the hills framing your way back.
Hall of Opium Museum
Open your senses to the Golden Triangle’s infamous opium history at this multi-million dollar museum. Journeying back through time, interactive displays bring to life the region’s prolific drug trading past. Learn how regeneration projects by Thailand’s late Princess Mother have created thriving cultural livelihoods, paving a positive future for local communities.
Experience the intrinsic tradition of Thai farming culture. As the country’s staple food, rice plays a vital role in the daily life of Thai people. Farmers transfer their cultivation knowledge from one generation to the next. Through this interactive hands-on activity, we invite you to learn the ageless techniques for yourself in the tranquil surrounds of our resort’s private paddies.
Native Tree Planting
Contribute to Anantara’s conservation work and leave behind a noble monument to your visit that will last for years to come. Plant a tree at Anantara and help us keep the local environment green. We’ll print a plaque or dedication with your name and care for your tree until you visit again.
Golden Triangle and Sop Ruak
No trip to the Golden Triangle is complete without standing at its heart. Take a private limousine to the riverside, near the point where the Ruak and Mekong Rivers meet. Here on the Thai bank, the giant golden Buddha, elephant statues and shrines to the royal family mark your arrival at the epicentre of a fabled region.
Wat Phra That Pha Ngao
Three kilometres south in Sop Kham Village, this Buddhist temple complex contains a large prayer hall built to cover a partially excavated Chiang Saen-era Buddha statue. Take your time investigating the golden teak manuscript depository and a hilltop pagoda with superb Mekong River views.
Wat Chedi Luang
The ruins of this Buddhist temple feature an 18-metre octagonal chedi in classic Chiang Saen-Lanna style – giving you an idea of the architectural history from between the 12th and 14th centuries.
Choui Fong Tea Plantation
Chiang Rai is famed for its tea plantations, and this high-quality tea manufacturer for over half a century is a wonderful example. Escape to a mountain plantation that covers 1,000 rai. Take a delightful lunch break at its restaurant, enjoying dishes infused with tea ingredients.
Doi Mae Salong
Rising proudly as one of the highest peaks in Chiang Rai, Doi Mae Salong attracts visitors for its panoramic views and scenic trekking, Chinese heritage village and hill tribe communities, as well as tea, coffee and fruit tree plantations.
Doi Tung Cottage Industry
An exemplary centre of local crafts, Doi Tung showcases the region’s traditions of weaving, paper making, pottery and coffee. Interesting sites abound - from the Doi Tung Palace, Mae Fah Luang Garden, Akha and Muser tribal villages, to the Phra That Doi Tung holy relic on a mountaintop and beautiful royal residence Phra Tamnak Doi Tung.
Baan Dam Museum (Black House)
Spread across more than 100 rai, 25 northern-style buildings are installed with works from local artists – providing a broad visual perspective from past to present.
Mae Fah Luang Art & Cultural Park
Tour a park that is home to important architectural buildings. Highlights include the teak structure Ho Kham, which exhibits ancient wood-carved candle holders, while Phra Phrato houses an ancient wooden Buddha image of the Lanna period.
Doi Chang Coffee Plantation
Sitting on a mountainous hillside, the high altitude and fertile soil here provides ideal conditions for growing and cultivating Arabica coffee – and the Doi Chang Coffee plantation produces some of the world’s finest.