Holistic wellbeing in a beautiful modernist former private home
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Beach | History & culture | Relaxation
With its private stretch of waterfront, peaceful gardens and stunning infinity pool, Knai Bang Chatt is one of the most elegant resorts in Cambodia and the perfect antidote to the crowds of Angkor Wat. Boutique in its style and unobtrusive service, yet modern and minimalist in appearance, Knai Bang Chatt is situated in the coastal town of Kep on Cambodia’s little-touched south-west coast. Just 24km south-east of the charming provincial town of Kampot and 30km from the border with Vietnam, its enviable selection of remodelled and expanded colonial villas is just over two hours’ drive from Phnom Penh airport.
Spread among striking villas, Knai Bang Chatt offers four types of room and the sensational Knai Bang Chatt Suite. The sole Single Room occupies the first floor of the iconic Blue Villa and has its own private balcony with views of the gardens and Gulf of Siam. Twin Rooms offer comfortable sofas, a large shared outdoor terrace and scenic sea views. For a larger space, take one of the seven Garden Double Rooms, or, for the ultimate indulgence, book the Knai Bang Chatt Suite. Entered through its own private staircase, the suite delivers separate seating and living areas, a double-size bathtub and a private terrace with spectacular sea views.
There are two options for dining at the hotel. The Strand is one of Kep’s most upmarket restaurants, and provides healthy and delicious cuisine made from fresh local produce. It specialises in fish, crab and seafood that’s collected daily from along the coast. The Sailing Club has a similarly nautically theme. Housed in a former fisherman’s cottage built right by the sea, it’s the ideal place to relax and enjoy the sunset, offering a variety of cocktails, wines and beers and an extensive menu of local seafood and tasty Western favourites.
The whole philosophy of Knai Bang Chatt is about holistic healing and health. Relaxation and tranquillity are key, and whether you choose a rejuvenating treatment in the spa or a relaxing massage just metres from the sea, it’s the perfect place to revitalise and unwind. Classes in yoga and meditation are also popular options, but the star attraction in the seafront infinity pool, complete with poolside bar service and views to write home about.
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