Luxury holiday locations and amazing Bucket Lists experiences from Anantara
Anantara has been around since 2001 offering luxury holidays at affordable prices. What began as one opulent resort in Hua Hin Thailand has grown into over 40 resorts spanning most of the globe. If you’re after a truly relaxing time then Anantara is a good place to begin the holiday search. Each hotel and resort is beautifully decorated, many have Spa and wellness facilities and all the finer detailed have been considered so you don’t have to worry.
For this blog, we’ve picked a couple of our favourite resorts to tell you a little more about in the hope it will help you decide where to book for your next break. There are so many excellent choices in such exotic locations that it wasn’t easy to whittle down the choices. We hope you like them as much as we do.
ANANTARA HUA HIN RESORT
As we mentioned above Hua Hin is where it all begin. Anantara opened their first resort here in 2001 but the seaside village has been a holiday spot for Thai royalty for almost a hundred years thanks to its exceptional beauty and calming effect. The Hua Hin resort itself consists of 190 rooms and suites plotted out to mimic a traditional Thai village with low rise pavilions can be found set between lotus filled lagoons and romantic meandering pathways surrounded by lush exotic foliage.
One side of the resort is flanked by a stunning blue sea, you can dine in style every night sampling the delights of the sea after a day being pampered at the award-winning spa. The rest of the time you can simply relax poolside. There are many ways to dine from el fresco private dining to snacks at the pool-side bar. We personally love the sound of Barbeque with the sea view. You can even take a Thai cookery class.
Nearby there are various activities you can enjoy such as shopping villages, theme parks, golf courses and vineyards. The accommodation comes in various forms from the premium garden view room that is 32 square meters to the three-bedroom sea view owner’s apartment which is an impressive 367 square meters.
In terms of leisure on-site, you can relax by the pool, become a thrill seeker and try your hand at kitesurfing, enjoy a game of golf of perhaps visit the nearby Maruekhathaiyawan Palace. The spa has 6 treatment suites all with al fresco tubs and rain showers, two steam rooms and a beauty salon.
Book now with Anantara and you can save 28% on the price plus get breakfast for two every day of your stay! This means prices begin from just £73.
ANANTARA BAZARUTO ISLAND RESORT
The next resort we’re visiting is in stunning Mozambique. The Bazaruto resort is the stuff dreams are made of kicking off with a helicopter ride into the resort. You’ll stay in either a beach or pool villa waking up each day to sample the delights of a buffet breakfast featuring both local and international cuisine.
Your home will be a small island just off the coast of the mainland and you’ll have the chance to swim with dolphins and view humpback whales in the wild. Enjoy some other exhilarating water activities such as snorkelling, diving, sailing and deep-sea fishing. One night you’ll also have the pleasure of a romantic sunset cruise around the island.
The Island has just 44 villas dotted about the coast meaning you’ll feel blissfully secluded and at peace. Villa range from the beach villa which is 58 square meters to the Anantara pool villa which is an impressive private residence over 310 square meters in size. As well as an impressive selection of private and restaurant dining you also have some great choices in oceanfront dining and can even take part in some cookery classes.
You won’t run out of things to keep you entertained on this island, you’ll have access to the award-winning spa and wellness centre as well as having access to various excursions from sunset dune boarding to horseback riding, not to mention all the water activities already mentioned.
Book the holiday of a lifetime today for under £2000 with Anantara.
NALADHU PRIVATE ISLAND MALDIVES
How would you like your own private island? Well with Anantara you can when you visit the Maldives. With only 20 villas dotted about the island, each with its own private pool, you’ll feel secluded and taken care of from the moment you dip your toes in the warm sands. Other benefits are a 24 private butler service, in house spa facilities and private dining.
Each villa is either on the beach or on the ocean and has around 300 square meters of space. There is also the option of the two-bedroom pool residence which sleeps up to 6 adults and has double the amount of space. Many of the villas have their own private beachfront.
In terms of dining, there are plenty of restaurants and bars available and you can be sure they won’t be overcrowded as the population of the island at any one time will be small. You have the choice of private on-beach dining or snacks and light lunches at bars that reach over the ocean.
There is a great number of leisure activities you can get involved in from Jet skiing, flyboarding, sailing, and parasailing, wind and kitesurfing paddle boarding and kayaking to sunset cruises, dolphin spotting and scuba diving.
The Spa facilities are some of the best in the world and the expert practitioners will come right to your villa. If you feel like having the entire island to yourself then this can be arranged but this is extremely extravagant and will set you back a little over £80,000. A regular visit starts from just £970.
Book today and save with Anantara, they offer some amazing deals on tons of their locations. Which resort of the three we’ve mentioned seems the most tempting to you? We have a soft spot for the Naladhu Private Island.