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The Most Searched for Bucket List Experiences with Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas

Although international travel has yet to return to its peak glory days, that hasn’t hindered our wanderlust and many of us have instead turned to searching online for our next long-awaited vacation. As pent up demand coincides with borders reopening and restrictions lifting, dreams of holidays can now transpire to tangible experiences. It’s time to tick off those bucket list dreams with Anantara.

Reach New Heights with Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort

The iconic Burj Khalifa which towers over the metropolitan buzzing city of Dubai is the most searched for bucket list destination in the world, according to a recently announced poll by CNBC. Looming at over 828 metres and more than 160 stories, Burj Khalifa holds the title of tallest building in the world, tallest free-standing structure in the world and highest number of stories in the world. Even those with a phobia of heights can admire this feat of engineering from the vantage of the sandy beaches and overwater villas of Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort. With signature Thai design, dining and hospitality a stay with Anantara The Palm combines the best of an exotic beach holiday with all the trappings of one of the most fabulous and ostentatious cities in the world.

Bungee Jump to the Falls with Royal Livingstone Zambia Hotel by Anantara

 A bungee jump is at the top of every self-respecting adrenaline junkie’s bucket list for good reason and soaring off the Victoria Falls bridge is a leap of faith like no other. At 111-metres this jump is an impressive freefall, and with the added dopamine hit of incredible scenic views of Victoria Falls, one of the world’s Seven Natural Wonders and the thunderous roar of the mighty Zambezi River, this is a truly once in a lifetime experience. The Royal Livingstone is located on the Zambian side of the Zambezi River in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, overlooking the Zambezi River and with direct access to the Victoria Falls it is the ultimate destination for wildlife loving thrill seekers.

Sunrise at Angkor Wat with Anantara Angkor Resort

The jewel in Cambodia’s crown, Angor Wat is a stunning testament to the dedication and ingenuity of the ancient Khmer empire. No trip to Cambodia is complete without a tranquil morning spent watching the sun rise above this majestic structure and admiring its splendour reflected in the mirror like lake.  Situated a mere 15 minutes’ drive from the temples, Anantara Angkor Resort offers the perfect base to explore the temples by tuk-tuk, Vespa or helicopter and a relaxing retreat to return to after an early morning start exploring the remote ruins with your Anantara Temple Guru.

Desert Dreaming with Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

Taking in the vast magnitude of the world’s largest sand desert, the Empty Quarter, is an arresting moment for even the most well-traveled explorers. Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara rises from the flame-coloured dunes like a mirage, inviting adventure in the most luxurious of settings. From dune bashing, guided camel and desert walks through the Rub’ Al Khali led by experts on the nature and fauna or connecting to the heart of the desert with a romantic Dining By Design al fresco private dining experience, the desert just became the hottest place to be for all the right reasons with Qasr Al Sarab by Anantara.

Maldivian Bliss with Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

With periwinkle skies and impossibly white sandy beaches, the Maldives tops the bucket list for many honeymooners and families alike as the ultimate dream destination. Apart from relaxation and sandy days in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of the Baa atoll, plenty of adventure can be found above and below the water of this archipelago country. From snorkelling with manta rays and scuba diving, dining undersea and gazing the night sky with the only over water observatory in the Maldives. Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas has an abundance of activities to satiate the most active of guests alongside one of the Maldives’ leading spas to occupy holiday makers who prefer the horizontal life.

Climb the Pride of Sri Lanka with Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort

Nestled deep in the heart of Sri Lanka, Sirigiya is known as the Lion Rock and holds a special place in the cultural history of the nation. Surrounded by verdant jungle and jutting an impressive 660 feet high, Sirigiya is a UNESCO listed heritage site and an ancient palace atop a rock fortress. Hikers of the rock undertake a scenic ascent and will be rewarded not only with spectacular panoramic views, but also a journey through the footsteps of time, as the walk is studded with a historian’s treasure trove of artefacts and painted storytelling murals and frescoes hailing from the 8th century. With a sweeping golden bay and palm fringed beach, Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle is a tropical sanctuary overlooking the Indian Ocean and a great base to explore the multitude of historical and wildlife sites across the teardrop island.

Walk with Giants at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort

Getting up close and personal with elephants is a dream come true for visitors to Thailand of all ages. Ensuring that the experience is fulfilling for both the pachyderms and humans is a top priority for all eco-conscious travellers. The elephant camp at Anantara Golden Triangle is operated in partnership with the award-winning Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation, which rescues ex-street elephants and does not promote breeding or riding. Joining the daily Walking With Giants experience with the resident vet is the ultimate way to marvel at these gracious creatures in their natural environment. Setting a benchmark for welfare, guests can learn a myriad of facts about these gentle giants while accompanying them on their daily walk and bathing as they graze, play and socialise with each other.

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