A coastal Cam­bo­dian desti­na­tion

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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%.

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