Imagine glamping in the middle of Northern Thailand’s jungle, watching elephants from your deck at dusk and stargazing through a transparent glass roof at night. This unique, immersive experience is now a reality thanks to the “jungle bubbles” unveiled recently by Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort. Situated on a hill overlooking the Mekong and Ruak rivers, its vistas taking in the confluence of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar, the resort is famous for its elephant camp that was established to help injured, orphaned or abused elephants. (The Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation serves as a home for those animals rescued from elephant shows, illegal logging camps, or urban streets.)
Positioned on raised wooden decks, the two Jungle Bubbles were designed by Eye in the Sky with high-tech polyester fabric using Precontraint Serge Ferrari technology. The bubbles are fully air-conditioned and offer nearly 240 square feet of indoor space. Surrounded by nature, these accommodations don’t skimp on the luxurious accoutrements; think plush bathrobes, en-suite showers (nontransparent), high-quality bed linens, stocked mini-bar, and covetable bath amenities. It’s even possible to get 24-hour in-room dining service. Available as an optional activity to guests at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort, the rate also includes a dinner basket.
Anantara Hotels embraces the philosophy of authentic luxury, seeking to offer guests insider cultural experiences in each of their destinations. The Bangkok-based brand comprises 35 properties in Thailand, the Maldives, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Mozambique, Zambia, the UAE, Qatar, Oman, Portugal, Tunisia, and Spain. New hotels include the Anantara Tozeur in Tunisia and Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Resort in Marbella, Spain.