The Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort in Northern Thailand is surrounded by rescue elephants, giving a whole new meaning to the term “close to nature.”
This stunning hotel is gaining a major buzz thanks to its luxury transparent bubble suites, called Jungle Bubbles, which are in a location that happens to be a major traffic spot for the local elephants. This means any guests who stay at this unusual resort are likely to wake up to a curious elephant or two staring down at them.
According to the property website, the 236-square-foot bubbles were designed by Eye in the Sky and constructed using a high tech polyester fabric which ensures integrity over time.
Inside the Jungle Bubbles, you will find nothing but exceptional comfort due to the large bedrooms which feature king bedrooms and living space with a snug seating area. Also, you won’t need to worry about having to stumble out into the jungle in the middle of the night as each of the bubbles include a full ensuite (that is non-transparent). If you really fancy it, you don’t even have to leave the transparent dome as staff can even bring you your lunch by a dinner basket.
One of the fantastic initiatives about this Thailand resort is that all 60 elephants have been rescued from abuse that they suffered on the city streets of Thailand and are now living out the rest of their days in peace.
Unlike other attractions in Thailand, this resort doesn’t face controversy as the elephants are not forced into anything they don’t want to.
The property has a Walking with Giants tour which allows guests to learn further about the beautiful creatures. On the tour, guests will be enlightened by a vet or biologist on “how these intelligent creatures think and behave.”
Etienne De Villiers, Anatara’s cluster director of public relations, told Apartment Therapy: “Guests can observe the elephants’ social interaction in their native habitat. The fun of either a river bath or mud playtime demonstrates just how cheeky these graceful animals can be.”
If you would like to book a stay at this resort, you can add a night in one of the bubble suites for $585 for two people.
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