We take a tour of Cambodia’s hidden islands and forests and discover the amazing hotels available now.
1. SHINTA MANI WILD
This hotel is made up of 15 tents on protected private land offering a range of excursions such as mountain-biking, kayaking, orchid-hunting and catch-and-release fly-fishing.
2. SIX SENSES KRABEY ISLAND
Set on a private island, Six Senses has 40 villas and a vast spa. Villas are along the water line or on the steep flanks of the rocky outcrop, and come with their own pool.
3. ALILA VILLAS KOH RUSSEY
The slick new 50-room property, which is just 10 minutes by boat from the mainland, faces a strip of copper-coloured sand, one of the best beaches in the area.
4. KNAI BANG CHATT
This 18-room hotel on the south-east coast cleverly connects guests with the local culture and community. The hotel’s sustainability manager Ehren Garner leads guided walks around the organic garden.
5. SONG SAA
This pair of islands linked by a walkway is a 40-minute boat ride from Sihanoukville port. One has been left intact; the other has Maldivian-style overwater villas as well as lodgings scattered in the forest.
6. ROSEWOOD PHNOM PENH
On the 25th to 39th floors of the capital’s tallest building, this opening, also in our Hot List online, resets hotel standards in the city with its Japanese restaurant, rooftop bar and arresting artwork.