A spot-on opportunity for travelling and unraveling life’s greatest mementos with your beloved ones, the holidays grant you a boost in your physical and emotional batteries. Disconnect now from your everyday strains, and return to your normal so-called “brouhaha” reposed and revitalized. For this issue, we encourage you to treat yourself and your family to any of these trips—a stimulus package for your body and soul.
The Dolphin Habitat
The Dolphin Habitat is among the best wildlife and nature reserve in Cambodia. If you are a nature lover or better yet a wildlife conservationist, the Dolphin Habitat is your cup of tea. Situated at Kampee Village in the Sambok Commune, it is about a dozen kilometers away from the provincial town of Kratie.
Most outstandingly, this tourist attraction contributes to the conservation of dolphins. Indeed a feast for the eye, it also provides a healthy and nurturing environment for dolphins, as well as to educate the public about marine mammals and their environment - including their role in the ecosystem.
Phnom Sopor Kaley
One of the top tourist attractions in Kratie, the Phnom Sopor Kaley is a renowned historical site of Cambodia that houses many famous buildings. History scholars and academes will surely enjoy the revered structural memoires of the province. Above the mountain, an ancient pagoda awaits the public for a majestic view of an ancient pagoda towering a 100 meters in height. Visitors need to go through a 800-step hike on the Sopor Kaley Mountain to experience the regal view of this ageless edifice.
Also atop the mountain is an awe-inspiring 360 degree picture of the province’s local farmland and habitation.
Recommended Must Stay: Rajabori Villas Resort
The Rajabori is a private resort crafted with 10 traditional Khmer wooden houses. An immersion in relaxation, the resort provides a fantastic way to unwind. This private resort, which can only be accessed through a boat and the typical tuktuk, is a countryside splendor for people who are more immersive with nature and the old way of living. As there’s only minimal electricity provided, the place is perfect for a complete mundane detachment.
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Koh Ta Kiev
Take a boat and head towards the Koh Ta Kiev. This promising stretch of blue waters and yellow crystalline sand offers the same accommodations but not as crowded as Ochheutal and Serendipity Beach. Tree houses, bungalows, tents, and hammock are up for rent and visitor can bite in through the different activities in the island such as archery, snorkeling, rod fishing and kayaking. An hour away from the mainland, the pine-tree-shaded island is a must for the adventurous hearts. Trekking paths are also fashioned for wildlife spotting and bird watching.
The two-and-a-half boat trip from the mainland is well worth the ride for this stunning island. Pronounced as one of the best snorkeling and diving sites in Sihanoukville, its enigmatic landscape and natural turquoise-colored waters will naturally appease your senses. Not to mention the different typical pastime recommended such as snorkeling, kayaking and diving, Koh Rong also provides a magnificent trekking road for nature explorers and mountain bikers. Now with its newly-added activity, the High Point Rope Park is a traveller’s requisite. With, two zip-line courses, a swing and a barrel that fly between the trees at heights of up to 24 metres, this “Jungle Gym” presents an exciting challenge that dares to stimulate a bolder you.
Recommended Must Stay: Song Saa Private Island
Glimmer your eyes. This secluded island within Koh Rong is obviously Cambodia’s best in its own right. The 27 artistically-designed villas is your modern day traditional getaway. Its wood-accented interior promotes a sensible yet luxurious ambience for the family. Recently awarded as a runner-up for the Smith Hotel’ Eco Award category, Song Saa is constructed to perfection with its infinity pools, shaded daybeds on tranquil beaches and a bar and restaurant with 360-degree ocean views. With villas wrapped around trees and suspended above the sea, you may never expect but believe it when we say ‘luxury may always be environmental-friendly’.
Krong Preah Sihanouk
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Ta Tai Waterfall
A large rocky waterfall located within Koh Kong’s verdant backdrop, the Ta Tai waterfall is a must-see for all generations. With the naturally formed pools at its bottom, the waterfall is probably one of the most famous natural attractions in Cambodia. This stunning water body provides a pleasant recreation through its pools and two staged cascade where the pristine waters meet the warmth of the local and foreign visitors.
Koh Kong Wild Safari
Spanning over 64 acres, the Koh Kong Wild Safari is a marriage of astonishing memories and remarkable sites for your senses. It houses more than 800 animals from almost 100 species, making it a great place for a walk to see wild life. Perfect for the whole family and small kids, Koh Kong Safari provides a natural setting of flourishing foliage. Animal are natives of Australia, Africa, Asia and the tropics.
Recommended Must Stay: 4Rivers Floating Lodge
Regarded by CNN as one of the best “floatels” in Southeast Asia, 4Rivers floating Lodge is the luxury hotel for people seeking adventure and total guest-pampering. Floating along the Tatai River, the 12 spaciously luxurious accommodation tents—though ‘tents’ seems a mealy-mouthed description, since they’re kitted out with double beds, chaise longues and ensuite bathrooms inside, terraces and sunloungers out of—of the 4Rivers guarantees a serene and breathtaking view of a remote jungle and the infamous water bend. You are surely to end up with “all the marbles” as 4Rivers is the best place to stay off-the-radar. There is no Wi-Fi to connect with and constantly check your work’s strains; hence, you are certainly connected with Mother Nature herself. Once you “get” 4 Rivers, it is amazingly hard to get back on the boat that will take you back to the real world.
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