With an exciting jungle stay and the best in luxury rolled into one see-through bubble, this is an unforgettable experience.
The phrase "be one with nature" takes on a whole new meaning at the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort in northern Thailand. The unbelievably stunning resort has managed to capture the attention of nature lovers across the world with its incredibly unique guest experience. Home to many rescue elephants, the resort offers it's guests the opportunity to spend the night in a transparent luxury bubble suite known as the Jungle Bubble. With an exciting jungle stay and the best in luxury rolled into one see-through bubble, this is sure to be an unforgettable experience.
In a press release issued in December 2019, the company stated, "In a world first, Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort is giving guests a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend the night with Thailand’s majestic elephants in their natural habitat while staying in unique transparent Jungle Bubbles. Unfolding across 650,000 square meters of Northern Thailand’s ancient jungle, Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort is perched on a hill overlooking the Mekong and Ruak rivers. The secluded location is uniquely positioned to take in majestic three country views over the confluence of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar, and grazing elephants in the most stunning of natural settings below."
Two Jungle Bubbles perched on raised wooden decks offer a stunning view of the elephants and a magical view of the starry sky at night. According to Insider, each bubble features a large bedroom with a king bed and living space with a seating area; all air-conditioned to maximize comfort. They also come with a full en-suite non-transparent bathroom so that guests don't have to leave the safety of their bubble and accidentally run into an elephant in the middle of the night when nature calls. As for the 60 elephants living on the grounds, they've all been rescued from Thailand's city streets and now spend their days at the beautiful resort in peace.
"The Jungle Bubbles were custom designed by Eye In The Sky and are constructed with high tech polyester fabric using exclusive Precontraint Serge Ferrari technology to create a milieu in which guests can enjoy an immersive, close-to-nature experience. The well-appointed bubble accommodation is fully air-conditioned, offering 22 square meters of indoor floor space; a 4.5-diameter bedroom and living space with a king bed and seating area under a transparent roof; and an enclosed, nontransparent en-suite shower and vanity," Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort shared in the press release.
Those wanting to know more about the gentle giants roaming the property can take part in the resort's Walking With Giants tours during which they will be accompanied by either a vet or a biologist to learn about "how these intelligent creatures think and behave." Speaking to Apartment Therapy, Anantara's cluster director of public relations, Etienne De Villiers, said, "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."
"It was the sight of one street begging elephant in Bangkok that led our company’s founder to establish the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation and the expansion of our elephant camp at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort to provide an alternative that was clearly and desperately needed. Since then we have operated a rescue rental system that gives entire traditional mahout families a sustainable income from an elephant that is already living with them—this ensures that they will not source, through breeding or wild capture, another elephant to continue their traditional way of life," De Villiers added.
A night in a bubble suite at this one-of-a-kind resort will cost you about $585 a night for two people.