Unique stays that allow guests to get in touch with nature and up close with wildlife are becoming increasingly popular. However, Thailand’s new Jungle Bubbles take this concept to a whole new level – and a spectacular one at that.
Located in northern Thailand, the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort offers guests a world-first opportunity to observe elephants in their natural habitat while sleeping under the stars in a transparent bubble suite.
The two Jungle Bubbles, which are perched on a hill overlooking the Mekong and Ruak rivers, were designed by Eye In The Sky and made with high-tech polyester fabric that provides unspoilt views of the jungle.
Each bubble is 22 square metres and comes fully air-conditioned with a comfortable king-sized bed, a living space with a minibar, and an enclosed en-suite bathroom.
Guests will be treated to little luxuries like bathrobes and slippers, feather pillows, tea and coffee making facilities, 24-hour in-room dining service as well as dinner delivered by staff in a basket to their suite.
However, what makes this place so special is that is one of the few elephant experiences that is ethically responsible. Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation (GTAEF) established the elephant camp as a sanctuary for rescued elephants who could no longer look after themselves. Activities, like this stay, are designed with the animal’s wellbeing in mind and are used to raise funds for their care and comfort.
At Anantara, the elephants are free to wander as they please, making for a very wholesome experience for those lucky enough to watch from inside the Jungle Bubble. However as you might expect, the experience doesn’t come cheap. Rates start from 17,700 Thai Baht (A$850) per night for two people – whether that’s worth it, we’ll leave up to you.
Find out more: www.anantara.com