ANANTARA RIVERSIDE BANGKOK RESORT ★★★★★
Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort. Aerial view at night. Photo Courtesy of Minor Hotels | Anantara Hotels & Resorts
Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort is likely Bangkok’s unique city resort. Located on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River, very close to Krungthep Bridge (สะพานกรุงเทพ) in the Thon Buri District (เขตธนบุรี), and directly on the riverfront, it’s surrounded by 11 acres of greenery and constructed in traditional Thai architecture. Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort provides urban serenity twinned with genuine findings that any traveler could wish for.
Hop on the shuttle boat to get in touch with the city’s charms. Go behind the scenes with their Streetwise and Klong Gurus to discover the real Bangkok. Theater and cultural entertainment give an excellent immersion into city life.
Relax in Anantara Spa‘s exuberant sanctuary. Energize in green gardens with a Yoga or Pilates session. Practice Muay Thai (มวยไทย), the traditional art or attempt a fun Zumba session.
The resort also offers excellent dining offers such as Benihana, a Japanese restaurant with a beautiful mix; Trader Vic’s, home of the original Mai Tai, brings you world-renowned Pacific Rim cuisine; Brio, one of the most authentic Italian restaurants in Bangkok offers an array of traditional favorites, from fresh pasta handmade in-house to pizzas from a central wood-fired oven, complementing each dish with the perfect wine; Riverside Terrace, sea-food, barbecue, and inspiring live performances; and in Numero Uno Café, discover a chocoholic paradise of handcrafted delicacies. Sample from over a hundred types of chocolates, mouthwatering cakes, and freshly baked pastries.
You can additionally delight in a dinner cruise relaxing in elegant tranquility, admiring the River of King’s illuminated shores as well as striking spots in the evening, from the bustle of Asiatique the Riverfront to the noticeably illuminated Temple of Dawn as well as flashing Grand Palace as you eat over 2 memorable hours of great Thai food and also remarkable culture.
Or you can start a three-day, two-night voyage of exploration. Move aboard a wonderfully brought back 100-year-old rice barge and while on the cruise, you will have the opportunity to witness the Temple of Dawn and also Grand Palace in Bangkok en path to old marvels in the old country’s capital of Ayutthaya.
The fleet used in these cruises is constructed from restored antique rice barges developed with classy teak timber as well as crafted in the traditional Rua Krachaeng (เรือกระแชง) design, implying “boat with canopy”. These deep-hulled wood vessels were some time ago the main setting of transportation on the river, especially throughout the latter part of Thailand’s Thonburi period in the mid-18th century when King Taksin stimulated trade with China and other neighboring nations.
Today, instead of cargo transportation, these barges have actually transitioned to handle special floating eating journeys. Drift right into the heritage of a bygone era onboard a river dining cruise in Bangkok that is not like any other.
The breakfast is something you cannot miss. A luxury detail: they provide you with a cell phone in the room to connect to the Internet in the city. Muay Thai and Zuma sessions are a must.