Essentially, the time a guest spends at Anantara is as individual as each and every person. Those seeking pure relaxation can indulge in an Indian mud therapy spa on treatment tables overlooking the rich and bounteous ocean below. Or while away the hours sun-soaking by the pool. Feeling adventurous? Let the experienced dive team arrange a scuba diving course on the house reef or try snorkeling, fishing and kayaking. Craving a gastronomical experience?
Seduce the senses with one of the distinguished restaurant menus or let the culinary team organize a private island picnic especially tailored to all tastes. For true gourmands, Anantara Maldives also features a cooking school where guests can master the art of Thai, Indian and Italian cuisine.
With three thriving resorts in Thailand and the latest Maldivian addition, the Anantara family enthusiastically anticipates the debut of new resorts in Asia and the Middle East, including Anantara Resort Bentota in Sri Lanka; Anantara Jumeirah Lake in Dubai; a resort in the UNESCO world heritage town of Hoi An, Vietnam; the Anantara Seminyak, Bali; and the latest Thailand additions: Anantara Resort Khao Lak and Anantara Resort Phuket.
Anantara’s commitment to facilitate a ‘destination experience’ means that no matter where one is within the extensive family of resorts, guests will always be greeted by a familiar and welcoming smile. Whether snorkeling in the azure seas of the Maldives or trekking through the lush jungle in The Golden Triangle, one aspect remains the same: a commitment to providing the sophisticated traveler with an unrivalled destination experience. An experience that integrates an indigenous feel with every conceivable modern convenience into its motif, creating a serene, gracious and comfortable environment peppered with local flavor.
For hundreds of years throughout Thailand, people would leave a jar of water outside their house to provide refreshment and extend a welcome to the passing traveller. Anantara is taken from an ancient Sanskrit word that means ‘without end’, symbolizing this sharing of water and the heartfelt hospitality that lies at the core of every Anantara experience.
From lush jungles to pristine beaches and legendary deserts to cosmopolitan cities, Anantara currently boasts 17 stunning properties located in Thailand, the Maldives, Bali, Vietnam and the United Arab Emirates and will see new openings in China, Bali and Abu Dhabi in 2012. For more information on Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, please visit www.anantara.com.
About Global Hotel Alliance
Based on the airline alliance model, Global Hotel Alliance (“GHA”) is the world largest alliance of independent hotel brands. It uses a common technology platform to drive incremental revenues and create cost savings for its members, while offering enhanced recognition and service to customers across all brands, through a unique loyalty programme, GHA Discovery. GHA currently comprises of Anantara, Doyle Collection, First, Kempinski, Leela, Lungarno Collection, Marco Polo, Mokara, Mirvac, Omni, Pan Pacific, PARKROYAL, Shaza and Tivoli hotels & resorts, encompassing almost 300 upscale and luxury hotels with 65,000 rooms in 51 different countries.