Leave the crowds behind and escape to these luxurious out-of-the-way retreats
The One In The Jungle
For your most unique stay yet, book into a Jungle Bubble at the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort in Chiang Rai. Your transparent suite comes with 360-degree views of the Thai countryside. The only thing blocking your view as you sip your morning coffee could be a herd of elephants who also call this part of the jungle their home. You can learn more about these incredible creatures when you join the elephants and their mahouts for a walk through the jungle.
The One By The River
Escape to the great outdoors and book a stay at The Float House River Kwai. The only way to access this shoreside sanctuary is by boat. Then once you are there, you can explore a little more by taking longtail boat rides along the river, burn calories in a canoe or walk along the river to discover the stalactite and stalagmite-filled Lawa Cave near the hotel. If you want to venture a little further you will find a place rich in history from 16th century Buddhist temples to the remains of the trails tracked by the Allied prisoners.
The One Surrounded By Paddy Fields
Watch buffaloes munch lazily on the grass in front of your villa as you look out over the paddy fields of Chiang Mai. At the Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai you will feel light-years away from the city, which lies just on your doorstep. The green thinking hotel farm the paddy fields that provide the rich patchwork of greenery you wake up to each morning. And you can join them to try your hand at planting if you wish, and know that the rice you help grow will be served to future guests or to people in the surrounding villages.