Anantara Xishuangbanna Resort & Spa opens to guests

Anantara Xishuangbanna Resort & Spa opens to guests

In exquisite testament to Anantara’s brand focus on indigenous discovery in the world’s most hypnotic locales, Anantara Xishuangbanna Resort & Spa welcomes guests to the beauty of Xishuangbanna in China’s Yunnan Province. 

The resort proudly boasts the status of the first and only five star hotel and pool villa destination experience in China’s utopia.

Anantara Xishuangbanna Resort & Spa is located in the midst of this national scenic resort destination, an hour’s drive from Jinghong International Airport through unspoiled countryside, offering a hidden enclave of tropical majesty along a sweeping curve of the Luosuo River. 

The resort is set within lush gardens and water features, and comprises 80 Deluxe guest rooms, as well as 23 one, two and three bedroom Pool Villas.

Revealing intimate glimpses of China through a luxurious blend of contemporary and local culture, authentic influences are drawn from the textures, colours and flavours of the region to deliver a bewitching blend of Chinese accents, integrated with regional touches from Thailand, Burma and Cambodia. 

Moreover cultural aspects of the local tribes including the Dai, Jinuo and Hani people will feature not only in the resort’s design, but also in its culinary concepts.

The resorts indigenous guest experiences are enhanced with visits to the many ethnic tribes in the area such as a tea picking journey with China’s last minority group to be recognized - the Jinuo tribe.

They will guide you through 1,800 year old tea plantations high in the misty mountains where you will pick tea the traditional way before heading back to roast the leaves as they have done for centuries. 

The Hani tribe will welcome you into their home and sing traditional songs to you before sitting down to a home cooked meal or you can tour the local Dai tribe’s village close to the resort.

Xishuangbanna opens a window to a unique blend of nature, history and culture including multifarious folklore. 

Located in the southern extension of the Hengduan Mountains, where the lesser known Luosuo River later becomes the mighty Mekong, Xishuangbanna has over ninety-five percent of its territory occupied by mountainous and hilly areas, creating ample opportunities for leisure activities including mountain hiking, bird and wildlife spotting, and boat trips along the Luosuo River, all made even more attractive by an average temperature of 18 – 22 degrees Celsius.