It’s all part of a special package of unexpected and one-of-a-kind scenarios created by Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spa’s Golden Triangle Resort in northern Thailand.
It begins with a traditional Thai welcome aboard a longtail boat from the nearby historic town of Chiang Saen. The boat takes you along the Mekong River towards the Golden Buddha landmark and to where Burma, Laos and Thailand converge.
From there, the journey continues with an elephant trek through 160 acres of jungle and lush countryside.
And then, at sunset, you and your partner will dine in any number of intimate settings – from a secluded terrace to a moonlit hilltop, offering views of the three countries, or to a rice paddy with baby elephant companions.
Fun-loving Phil, one of the baby elephants, will be assisting in the romantic events of the evening, offering a bouquet of flowers in his trunk or a bow-tied gift box around his neck with an engagement ring inside.
Then there’s Anantara’s Si Kao Resort, just an hour south of Krabi in southern Thailand, where the Andaman Sea reveals a number of islands. Here you can swim in the warm, clear turquoise waters before journeying through the Emerald Cave, which becomes a dark channel. Torches are turned on to illuminate your way before the first rays of the sun break through. Then, a short swim towards the sunlight, where a champagne lunch laid out on the tropical beach awaits.