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Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort

An award winning elephant resort

Surrounded by the natural beauty of Northern Thailand's rugged hill country, the Anantara's Golden Triangle Resort is a luxury nature retreat set amid 160 acres of lush tropical jungles overlooking the winding Mekong River and the border with Myanmar and Laos. A visit to the onsite Elephant Camp is an unforgettable experience and offers mahout training courses, elephant interaction and other conservation activities.
Established in 2003 the resort performs street rescues; provides employment and a comfortable lifestyle for these rescued elephants. Experience the wonder of these magnificent animals and the luxury of this unique resort which features a spa, swimming pool, bar and four restaurants.
Rooms are luxurious and feature modern Thai decor and a balcony with ample views. Well-appointed, you should expect everything of a five star retreat whilst meals can be enjoyed at a choice of two restaurants. Start your day with a hearty buffet breakfast at Sala Mae Nam and later Thai dishes here or head to Baan Dahlia for Italian and Mediterranean delights. As evening falls why not head to the bar for a relaxed drink to round off a day at this fantastic resort.
Your accomodation is based on All inclusive which includes one activity per person each day.
Choose from:
-Elephant Camp Experience
-Golden Triangle Discovery Excursion
-Spice Spoons Cooking Class
-90 Minute spa treatment.
Advance reservations for activities are recommended.
Hayes & Jarvis Rating

Guide Price

 £3,899  per person
Hotel Category
Location Type
Away from it all
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 1258 Reviews
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Hotel highlights

  • All inclusive
  • Onsite elephant camp
  • Luxurious spa
  • Breathtaking views of Myanmar and Laos

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 77 rooms

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Authentic
  • Boutique
  • H&J Recommended
  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort

  • Away from it all
  • approx. one hour by road from Chiang Rai Airport.
1258 Reviews 95% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1086
  • Very Good 132
  • Average 26
  • Poor 10
  • Terrible 5

What to Expect

  • Location
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  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Mar 23, 2020

Amazing hotel!!!

Sao Paulo, SP

This hotel is amazing and makes you feel at home and have the best possible experience, the hotel is beautiful, great food, amazing pool! The breakfast is delicious!! The tours are simply the best! We’ve made the walking with giants tours and it was an amazing experience, so beautiful!!! The elephant programm is very nice! Also the golden triangle tour was very cool as well. The staff is very friendly and extremely helpful, they always try to make you feel the best way possible. A special thanks to Anan, Tiger and Ana who made those tours very special :)
Mar 17, 2020

Peace, tranquility...and elephants

Bolton, United Kingdom

We stayed for three nights at the Anantara - but would have happily stayed longer, and do intend to go back. From pick up at the airport to dropping us off at our next hotel (in Chiang Mai), we could not fault the care and excellence this hotel and its staff provide. Picked up at the airport in Chiang Rai, we were treated to flavoured drinks and water, biscuits and crisps. The transit to the resport was in hours of darkness, but would have amply showcased the beauty of Northern Thailand in the day. Once at the resort, welcome drinks and bracelets were offered, and we were then escorted to our suite. The rooms were huge - bedroom section and living section being separated by a huge TV, walk-in wardrobe with safe, plus toilet/bathroom/shower section. a balcony ran full length of the room, and looked across the landscape toward Myanmar. From there, we saw elephants roaming with and without their mahouts at all tiimes of each day. Just below our room was also the new night pods which allow people to watch the elephants through the night. To say this was a calming place which allowed total relaxation was almost an understatement. We did visit the spa - run by a very knowledgable manager who could recommend appropriate treatments, and treated everyone through the door as an honoured guest. The masseurs who worked with us were excellent practitioners - so that we returned for a second spa with them. We stayed on an all-inclusive basis - which is the best way given the remoteness of the resort. However, what is included is very good indeed, and goes beyond just food. We enjoyed a visit to the countries of the Golden Triangle, the Elephant Learning Experience (including getting up close to a few elephants and helping to feed them) and the spa (first time) as part of our package. Food is served in one of two restaurants - we used just one of these. The selection and choice at any time was wide and food was excellent. As with everything else at the resort, the attention given by the people working in the restaurant could not have been finer. They wanted to make our experience the best possible. Nothing was too much trouble. Menus are wide-ranging, though focused on Northern Thai food in the evening - but everything we tried was of top quality. That we didn't try everything on the menu gives another reason to go back! Actually, from the moment we met our driver to transfer from the airport, every single person we met knew our names, welcomed us whenever they saw us, asked about our health and if all was okay, as well as what we had been doing. They showed a genuine interest - a refreshing change from some hotels where the interest is only because of a script. There are a number of walking routes, and other forms of exercise available (bikes, pool etc). The resort is increasing its range of activities available - we went for rides on newly purchased Royal Enfield motorbike/sidecars through the local countryside - exhilarating! Driving away to our next resort in Chiang Mai, we were so pleased to have stayed, and really gutted to be going. Anywhere is else has such a tough act to follow if you have been here first! We both agree we will just have to go back!
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Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort


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Elephant Camp

Designed as a traditional northern Thai Mahout (elephant trainer) village, the onsite working Elephant Camp offers the chance to interact with elephants in a stunning natural environment while helping to contribute to the conservation efforts of the resort.

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Anantara Spa

Anantara Spa translates the natural beauty of three countries into a holistic experience. Terrazzo and teakwood suites set above the Thai and Burmese jungle provide the idyllic sanctuary to begin the spa journey of your choice.

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Swimming Pool

The infinity edged pool features an adjacent Jacuzzi which looks down over the tree canopy towards the Mekong River and up to the green hills of Myanmar and Laos for a unique holiday experience.

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Yoga Classes

These classes are perfect for beginners or experienced yoga practitioners. Tailor-made classes either in your room or overlooking the resorts stunning surrounding can also be booked. Additional charges may apply.

Fitness Centre

Fitness Centre

The fully equipped fitness centre comes complete with treadmills, exercise bikes, weights equipment and an indoor squash court.

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Spice Spoons Cooking School

Spice Spoons Cooking school gives you the opportunity to learn the delicate art of Thai cuisine. Visit the local market with the chef before spending the morning preparing your dishes.

Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort

Room Types

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Deluxe 3 Country View

Deluxe Three Country View Rooms offer luxury amid these beautiful landscapes overwhich you have spectacular views. Here you can admire Myanmar, Laos and Thailand vistas from your balcony and benefit from a host of superior amenities. Featuring local design, luxurious silks, teak floors and private bathrooms complete with an oversized terrazzo bath tub, these rooms ensure a memorable stay. In addition, complimentary Wi-Fi is provided.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
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3 country view Suite

Three Country View Suites come with 64 square metres of living space comprised of a bedroom, spacious living area and 20 square metre balcony complete with a daybed where you can relax amid plump cushions and enjoy some of the best views the resort has to offer.

From the living to the bedroom, beautiful Thai artworks, teak wood carvings, hardwood floors, plush linens and lounge furnishings provide the epitome of relaxation whilst complimentary Wi-Fi is provided for your convenience.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort

Food & Drink

Baan Dhalia Restaurant

With stunning views over the Mekong Valley, this restaurant serves Mediterranean and Italian cuisine for dinner, complemented by an excellent international wine cellar.

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Dining by Design

Anantara Golden Triangle Resort’s dining by design programme allows you to choose from a range of mouth-watering menus and to eat your dinner in a location that truly embraces the regions glorious, serene landscape (additional charges apply).

Elephant Bar and Opium Terrace

This all-day dining venue serves a variety of drinks and hearty fare such as gourmet gurgers. When evening falls, this is the ideal place to meet. Sit beside the fireplace in winter or outdoors on the terrace in summer.

Sala Mae Nam Restaurant

This all-day dining venue serves a variety of traditional northern Thai food as well as cuisine from other parts of the country. Enjoy dramatic views over the landscape from the terrace.

Board Basis Options

All Inclusive

FOOD: Breakfast in the hotels main restaurant. Lunch and dinner at the restaurant of your choice.

DRINKS: House wines, beer, spirits, non-alcoholic beverages and minibar.

Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort

Special Offers


Honeymoon offer

Honeymoon and anniversary

Couples receive a honeymoon set up in the room with a bottle of sparkling wine and a romantic Khom Loi lantern ceremony.

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