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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Scale New Heights in Krabi at Anantara Si Kao Resort & Spa

Anantara Si Kao Resort & Spa, south of Krabi in a hidden corner of Thailand, has launched a series of rock climbing courses which range from a simple half-day workshop to a thrilling three-day journey that will test participants to the limit. Each course is designed to be fun and challenging for the beginner climber through to an advanced level.

The stunning natural environment around the resort offers the perfect setting to embark on a thrilling new activity that promises to take participants out of their comfort zone!

Safety is paramount on the courses and the trained instructors will attend to every individual’s needs and requirements to ensure they scale new heights in terms of their personal achievement.

The courses will give climbers an opportunity to experience the beauty of the diverse geography of the Sikao area including white powdery beaches, majestic limestone cliffs, virgin rainforests, rich mangrove reserves, hidden caves and rushing waterfalls.

Each day, climbers will travel to Ao Ton-Sai Beach, just a 20-minute ride by longtail boat from Ao Nang Beach, to learn new skills or improve their technique.

Then at the end of their exhilarating adventure, guests will retreat to the laid-back luxury of Anantara Si Kao. The resort offers 138 guest rooms and suites, each featuring private balconies overlooking the ocean or the Bill Bensley-designed tropical landscape. The Anantara Suites offer expansive space, oversized bathtubs and polished teak furnishings, while the Anantara Pool Suites boast their own private plunge pools.

All courses include transfers, boat trips and equipment:

The half-day course:
- Top rope climbing
- Basic safety instruction
- Hotel pick up from Anantara Si Kao Resort & Spa
- Fruit and water
- Cost: THB 14,000
The 1-day course includes:
- Top rope climbing
- Exploration through Khoa Luk Choee Cave
- Rappelling/ Abseiling
- Hotel pick up from Anantara Si Kao Resort & Spa
- Lunch and water
- Cost: THB 14,800

The 3-day course will cover:
- Self rescue, and rope technique
- Top rope climbing
- Rappelling
- Lead climbing
- Multi-pitch climbing
- Copy of course booklet
- Certificate and T-shirt
- Hotel pick up from Anantara Si Kao Resort & Spa
- Lunch daily and drinking water
- Cost: THB 39,000

For more information and/ or reservation, please call our Bangkok Sales Office tel: 02 877 5803-6, or Anantara Si Kao via tel: 075 205 800 or email sikao@anantara.com

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', symbolising this sharing of water and the heartfelt hospitality that lies at the core of every Anantara experience.

Anantara Resorts are currently located in the seaside town of Hua Hin and on Koh Samui in the Gulf of Thailand, and in the Golden Triangle in the country’s north. In the world-renowned destination of the Maldives, Anantara Dhigu and Anantara Veli are a 30-minute boat ride from the capital Male. Anantara Seminyak debuted in April 2008 in the most fashionable district of Bali – the Island of the Gods. Late 2008 saw the opening of Anantara Phuket, situated in the serenity of Mai Khao, Thailand, followed by Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa on Sir Bani Yas Island off the coast of Abu Dhabi, and Anantara Si Kao which lies on the secluded Changlang Beach area south of Krabi, Thailand. The newest member of the Anantara family opened its doors in April 2009, Anantara Baan Rajprasong in Bangkok is the first serviced suites property for the Anantara group. www.anantara.com


Anantara is a member of Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands. GHA partner hotels are renowned for reflecting and respecting local traditions and culture through the their products and services www.globalhotelalliance.com
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