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Anantara

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At a Glance

    Pros

  • lots of elephants
  • inspiring setting
  • many activities

    Cons

  • verges on stuffy
  • expensive rates

Anantara Review

Surrounded by a 10-foot-tall terra-cotta wall, this beach resort calls to mind an ancient Thai village. The lobby, like much of the resort, features numerous works of art, furniture, and flowers. All rooms are within two-story brown-and-burnt-orange structures surrounded by five distinct gardens and a lagoon; the color scheme is so complementary and the grounds so beautiful you could spend a whole day taking pictures. When you need actual rest, you can always head back to your room and collapse on the huge, comfy sofa on your balcony. At night tiki torches light up the walkways that connect the rooms with the restaurants. Activities include croquet, cooking classes, and elephant-riding classes in the resort's elephant camp. There are even elephant polo lessons!

    Hotel Details

  • 187 rooms.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 05-29-2013

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