Shinta Mani Wild
Scale of 90-100
Located three hours to the southwest of Phnom Penh on a private nature sanctuary, this ecolodge is set on an 865-acre site in a wildlife corridor between the Bokor and Kirirom national parks and surrounded by a forested landscape dominated by the peaks of the Cardamom Mountains. The camp is dramatically situated at the edge of a ravine and comprises 15 opulent tented accommodations erected on stilts. The personal project of the renowned architect and designer Bill Bensley, its interiors reflect his theatrical and baroque style, with public areas resembling those of an old-fashioned colonial-style safari camp, complete with brass fixtures, leather chairs, steamer trunks and crystal tumblers and decanters. Lavish tented villas, featuring huge elevated decks, outdoor tubs, dining tables and vibrant animal-print sofas, feel like romantic private worlds in which to luxuriate and unwind. The property has an excellent restaurant serving locally sourced Cambodian cuisine, a black lap pool surrounded by tropical forest and a small hilltop spa. Guests can accompany rangers onto hikes into the surrounding protected areas.
Read the full review from our editors.
Relaxing on the expansive deck of our exceptionally comfortable tented villa; the delightful local staff; the atmosphere of deep seclusion.
The resort has been designed around the river and a waterfall, but the high season is also the dry season (January to March), when the flow is greatly reduced.
Good to Know
The Shinta Mani Foundation directly finances conservation efforts and community-outreach projects.
Shinta Mani Wild Features:
- Meal plan offered
- Tented camp
Average Mid-High Season Rates (including taxes):
Lowest Rate: Wild Tent, $2,350; Editor's Choice: Waterfall Tent, $2,970 (all meals, house wine and spirits, ground transfers and most activities included).
Learn more about Shinta Mani Wild:
In order to offer you the highest level of service, online booking is currently not available. Please call Andrew Harper Travel at (800) 375-4685, or contact the hotel directly, for reservations.