If you’re an animal lover who’s in awe of the beauty of wildlife, you’ll want to book a flight to Thailand ASAP so you can sleep in a see-through bubble in the jungle surrounded by rescue elephants at the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort. It will be a holiday you’ll never forget!
- Imagine waking up in the morning to this sight. Picture yourself waking up after a relaxing and restoring night’s sleep. You open your eyes and suddenly are bombarded by the lush green sights and sounds of the jungle. In front of you, majestic elephants are walking around without a care in the world. Um, is this heaven on earth?!
- There are 60 elephants at the resort. Anantara Golden Triangle has 60 rescued elephants that were pulled from the city’s streets and are now living their best life in the jungle, which makes getting up close and personal with them feel a whole lot better. They’re happy, healthy, and well-cared for there, and that’s what really matters.
- The see-through bubbles are pretty special too. According to the resort, the bubbles are each 236 square feet and they each have a bedroom with king sized bed, separate sitting area, and an ensuite bathroom so you don’t have to leave the bubble in the middle of the night to pee. Plus, they’re air conditioned so you’ll be cool too. The bubbles were designed by Eye in the Sky and are made of high-tech polyester which will keep them strong and durable for years to come.
- The staff at Anantara will even bring dinner right to your pod. If you’re feeling too good lounging in bed, watching the elephants walk by but you’re also feeling a little peckish, don’t worry because the staff will deliver food right to your pod so you can keep chillin’ while you eat.
- There’s room for education too. If you want to learn more about the elephants and the habitat in which they live, the resort does a Walking with Giants tour led by either a vet or biologist to answer all your questions and give you some insight into what the jungle is really like. As Etienne De Villiers, Anantara’s cluster director of public relations, told Apartment Therapy, “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.” Neat!
- It’s not cheap but it’s worth it. Rates start at about $585 per night for two people, so while it’s not exactly cheap, it offers an experience unlike any other and you certainly won’t regret it. I’m desperate to go, so I’d better start saving!