For the ultimate place to sleep under the stars this holiday season, look no further than Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas in the Indian Ocean. The life-sized “snow globe” accommodation in the jungles of Thailand is where you can snuggle up beneath a blank in the “Family Jungle Bubble” that sleeps 4 people with a private plunge pool on the deck and there are 2 other bubbles that sleep two people in a king bed.
For a Christmas like no other, guests can journey deep into the mountains of northern Thailand to The Golden Triangle Elephant Camp which has transformed its famous jungle bubbles into giant snow globe bedrooms complete with candy cane decorations, traditional Christmas trees and an abundance of presents. Families can sleep beneath the stars surrounded by nature with roaming elephants To bring the resort’s sustainable ethos to life, this year will see the very first “A Gift of Mother Nature Christmas Day Brunch”. Guests will be joined by resort chefs in the tropical surrounds of the “Suan Sai Jai” garden as they prepare a wholesome feast made using locally sourced, garden-fresh ingredients. From Christmas Eve to New Year’s Day, feast on a six-course dinner with all the trimmings, carols sung by the Chiang Saen Church Choir, Santa’s arrival on a Royal Enfield sidecar and a traditional Bai Sri “good luck” ceremony to ring in 2023, followed by a spectacular fireworks display set to live music.
For an alternative festive break that focuses on fitness, wellness and rejuvenation, guests at Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara can reset in an Omani oasis surrounded by the azures of the ocean and miles of endless white sand. A host of expert wellness practitioners will curate innovative programs, from yoga and Ayurveda to Thai boxing and tennis, to help guests set fitness and wellness goals for 2023. The resort’s Anantara Spa will serve as a sanctuary where guests can reflect on the year that has passed and set intentions for 2023, while indulging in Thai massages, detoxifying hammams and festive-themed treatments, including The Frankincense Ritual that rebalances the body with Salalah’s most precious fragrant oil.