Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp and Resort

229 Moo 1, Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai

$US 750 per day

Starting Based on 2-3 people

  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside
  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

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The Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort is uniquely located in the tri-state area of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar. The resort sits on a lush hillside on the Thailand side of the border, and is a 45-mile drive from the northern city of Chiang Rai and its regularly serviced airport. All rooms are elegantly designed and furnished in traditional Thai style, using colorful Thai silks and teak wood. Spacious balconies allow visitors to soak up stunning views of the Golden Triangle area. From the balconies, children will delight in hearing the trumpeting of elephants and chatter of monkeys and other wildlife that roam in the valley below. Room configuration options for families include connecting rooms (via balconies) and suites. The hotel staff is the epitome of family-friendly. Young children will love meeting and feeding a baby elephant every morning at breakfast, as well as taking a short walk down to the onsite baby elephant camp. Older children can take a mahout training course, learning how to “drive” elephants, bathe them in the river, and trek along beautiful nature trails. Family members of all ages will enjoy the pool and Jacuzzi. The resort offers a number of onsite activities (including elephant camp activities, a cooking school, rice planting, mountain biking and more) and also features a range of organized and do-it-yourself area excursions that let you explore the region.

Favorite Features

  • Baby Ready: Crib and highchair available
  • Toddler Fun: Open, safe areas for running around
  • School Age Action: Near age-appropriate sights and activities
  • Cool For Teens: Near age-appropriate sights and activities
  • Central home base for local exploration
  • Stunning area views
  • Beautiful locally inspired design
  • Variety of room options for families
  • Well-appointed accommodations
  • Variety of onsite sports and activities, including an elephant camp
  • Great children’s menu with nutritious offerings
  • Unique private dining opportunities
  • Fantastic, award-winning spa

Families Should Know

  • Isolated location
  • Swimming pool is unfenced
  • No kids’ swimming pool
  • No kids’ club, but plenty of kid-friendly activities
  • Babysitter service available on request, starting at US$10/hr

Ciao Bambino Recommends For Ages:

  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens

More To Know & Do

Sports + Activities

  • swimming
  • mountain biking
  • yoga
  • squash
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • trekking
  • elephant riding
  • petanque

Local Excursions

  • Doi Tung Royal Villa
  • Mae Fah Luang Garden
  • Longtail boat ride along the Mekong and Ruak Rivers (for older children)
  • Tri-state tour to Laos and Myanmar


  • rooms and suites
  • air-conditioning
  • TV/DVD player/iPod docking station
  • mini-fridge/safe/hair dryer
  • private balcony or terrace
  • WIFI in rooms and public areas
  • twice-daily housekeeping
  • room service
  • 2 restaurants/bar/lounge
  • cooking school
  • swimming pool/Jacuzzi
  • spa
  • fitness center/mountain bike rentals
  • yoga classes
  • tennis/squash courts
  • petanque field
  • concierge
  • babysitting on request
  • private parking
  • disabled access