Knai Bang Chatt

Knai Bang Chatt • Kep, Cambodia

JW Signature Hotel

Made up of three villas from the 1960s, this hotel offers a wonderful combination of design and location, and the unique architectural component is only surpassed by the amazing ocean views. Although Knai Bang Cha does not boast a white sandy beach, it does have the best manicured gardens in the area and an infinity pool, both of which provide perfect opportunities to sit and enjoy the sun and sea breezes. Most of the rooms have great views, and each room is unique. The resort also features an award-winning spa, and wonderful service overall, including some excellent day tours set up by the hotel. Overlooking Chhak Kep Bay, this relaxed, beachfront resort is a short walk from the market and is near Kep National Park. Definitely one of our favorite properties in all of Cambodia.

Website: Knai Bang Chatt

Rating: Socks Off Ratings Guide

Upside: The gardens and seaside views are just gorgeous, offering the perfect setting for a delicious breakfast or dinner. This property is very open to working closely to personalize guest experiences.

Downside: There’s no real beach, so it’s not really a sea swimming location. However there’s a beautiful pool, and if you want a bit of sea and sand, you can take a day trip to the nearby Rabbit Island or an island hopping day to remote and secluded beaches not far from the mainland.

Insider Tip: Book a day of island hopping with the hotel’s private boat for a great beach experience!

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