Once the site of a series of major battles between the French colonial forces and a Chinese army, modern-day Kep is a relaxed beach town. During the colonial era, Kep was a favorite destination of the French and Cambodian elite, most notably King Sihanouk, whose former villa still stands in the area.

Today, Kep's quaint streets and close proximity to the pristine beaches and waters of the Gulf of Thailand offer a markedly different experience than elsewhere in the country.


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Fresh Seafood

Enjoy dinner in town at one of the many small seafood restaurants that serve excellent Khmer dishes featuring the freshest of the day's catch.

Into the Mountains

Venture into the mountains surrounding Kep and visit King Sihanouk's ghostly former villa, whose only inhabitants now are area monkeys. Continue on to the Buddhist cave temple of Phnom Chhnaugk, an ancient carved structure that predates the temples of Angkor Wat.

Rabbit Island

Take a boat for a half-day of snorkeling at nearby Rabbit Island, where the waters are a technicolor display of tropical fish.

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Kep Itineraries

Cambodia's Coast and Culture

9 days / 8 nights
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Knai Bang Chatt

Knai Bang Chatt

Kep, Cambodia

Knai Bang Chatt is a unique property - three 1960s art deco villas restored and transformed into luxury holiday properties, set in beautiful oceanfront gardens. The villas contain a total of just 18 guest rooms, decorated in a minimal, unfussy style. Many rooms overlook the resort's stunning infinity pool. Sailing Club Bar & Restaurant offers snacks & drinks as well as beach games, while the resort itself also has a small spa and a film room/library. The town of Kep with its excellent seafood restaurants is just a 10 minutes' walk away.

Villa Romonea

Villa Romonea

Kep, Cambodia

Villa Romonea is a private full-service estate situated sea-front in Kep, Cambodia's smallest province and home to Kep National Park. The villa was commissioned in the late 1960's by a wealthy Cambodian family and was one of the last villas constructed along the “Khmer Riviera” before unrest overwhelmed the nation in the early 1970’s. In 2007, the current owner’s acquired the estate with the intention of restoring it to it’s former glory and offering it as a luxurious retreat to discerning travellers. The villa’s six bedrooms can comfortably accommodate up to twelve guests. The sea-front property has its own tennis court, six-hole driving range, and saltwater infinity pool. Amenities include an entertainment room, wireless internet access, housekeepings services, and recreation facilities. The estate is located approximately 100 miles from Phnom Penh, 75 miles from Sihanoukville, and 13 miles from the Vietnamese border at Ha Tien.

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