A coastal Cambodian destination
Intimate and discreet luxury is about having great taste and providing unique experiences. It’s not about wealth nor money. Lifetime travel experiences are created by those who can respect local culture while staying authentic! Location: Knai Bang Chatt is two hours drive from Phnom Penh and 2.5 hours flight/drive from Siem Reap. Cambodia’s southern coast is an unspoiled stretch of seashore and Kep, a tiny coastal village, one of its most beautiful gems. Kep used to be the resort of choice for French Cambodia’s jet-set crowd in the 1920’s, until the Khmer Rouge razed the town. Now, 35 years later, the tiny village is on the cusp of a boom and will enchant even the most sophisticated traveller. Today, Kep delivers an authentic, live enriching experience. The Resort: A combination of personal, intimate, individualised and unique lodging experiences. Knai Bang Chatt is “Pure Essence”. The lush and private grounds house a collection of completely remodelled and expanded modernistic 1950’s villas, with 18 spacious ensuite rooms all tastefully furnished with local antiques and artifacts. A driving force behind the clean lines and minimalist style of Knai Bang Chatt is the ancient philosophy of Wabi Sabi, which places importance on purity, simplicity, understated elegance and the inherent beauty of imperfection. The Experience: Real experiences and real emotions! Knai Bang Chatt offers a nature based and holistic approach to create fulfillment. Through architecture, soft adventure and excursions, fine dining and human tenderness, Knai Bang Chatt connects to a local identity, a true uplifting and enriching experience for experiential travellers.
Rooms are designed to inspire. Pure luxury with amenities and full night turn down. Decorated with a “less is more” attitude, with no paintings on the walls nor TV. The resort offers tranquil settings to rejuvenate. (Note: TV upon request only (except for Room #2 and suite room #18). There is high-speed internet all over the resort and Sailing Club.
At The Strand signature restaurant you’ll discover a perfect translation of local tastes into culinary dishes. From local catch to organic produce, “The Strand” offers pure fine dining in a private setting on the beach (Kep’s most famous dish is crab).
Housed in a former fisherman’s cottage directly over the sea, The Sailing Club submits to you an extensive menu of local seafood and tasty western favourites.
The Sailing Club is also the perfect place to enjoy classic cocktails and dramatic sunsets.
Spa treatments are offered by well-trained, senior therapists, who will guide you with human tenderness to let you experience the best of Khmer and Asian massages. Yoga and meditation sessions are part of daily activities on the property.
Beach Culture & Adventure:
The Sailing Club serves pure beach culture with sailing, surfing, canoe and beach volleyball. Through the activity centre you can rent bikes to tour the area or national park. Here you can also book excursions to let you fully experience and connect to local culture. For example: a day on an island/Kep discovery tour/ countryside tour/ fisherman’s trip/ caving and snorkelling.
Hand in Hand:
Knai Bang Chatt is also a proud investor in humanity. Together with local community they have worked on making sustainable improvements to the education, health and livelihoods of 550 families. US$1 million was well invested. During 2015-2016, a sponsoring program for higher education was established, incomegeneration programs for our villagers continued to grow and Knai Bang Chatt established a true green footprint with the aim to reduce carbon emissions by 50%.