Eco-Friendly: Part of the hotel’s revenue is used to help preserve the surrounding private nature sanctuary, and minimal intervention was practiced during construction, meaning no trees were felled to erect the tents.
Bensley Touch: Bill Bensley has made a name for himself designing hotels of unparalleled luxury with a tastefully eccentric flair.
Location: Situated on an 865-acre private nature sanctuary that sits at the confluence of Kirirom, Bokor, and Cardamom National Parks, the Shinta Mani Wild is an ideal base camp for intrepid travelers venturing into the heart of southwestern Cambodia.
With 1,076 square feet of space, this elevated tent offers expansive views of the wildlife sanctuary. Its elevated construction means that the movement of animals below is not obstructed, and guests can get superior views from their spacious outdoor-decked living area. The interior is tastefully eccentric with a Cambodian design scheme, antique curios, and custom-made furniture. There is a king-size bed, a river-spying bathtub, and an ensuite bathroom. Altogether, this accommodation is designed to capture the feeling of a luxury safari with Jacky O. décor.
These tents are essentially the same as Wild Tents, with one major exception: they are perched over rushing waters or nestled beside a scenic waterfall. The tastefully eccentric interior is appointed with a king-size bed, and guests can comfortably enjoy the view from their outdoor, freestanding bathtub.
Perfect for families or friends traveling together, the resort’s expansive two-bedroom tent covers just over 1,500 square feet, making it perfect for larger parties.
This full-service Khmer Spa uses natural, chemical-free products by Khmer Tonics to provide guests with relaxing treatments. The spa is located in a charmingly thatched building, from which excellent vistas can be enjoyed.
A relaxing swimming pool is located at the center of the resort.
The resort has a fleet of Bensley-designed, fully equipped luxury expedition boats that are used to explore the untrammeled waterways of Southeast Asia's last wild estuarine ecosystem.
Perfect for the intrepid traveler wanting to make an entrance, the 1,050-foot zipline darts over the canopy and the rushing Tmor Rung River, sending guests directly into the Landing Zone Bar.
Designed with a communal atmosphere, the outdoor bar is the perfect place to meet other guests and swap stories over the day’s adventure. Its proximity to a major waterfall, the same one that lies near the restaurant, heightens the atmosphere, and guests can be whisked directly into the bar via a 1,050-foot zipline.
Perched on the edge of the sanctuary’s biggest waterfall is the Waterfall Restaurant. Guests can take in the scenery as they dine al fresco. Dishes are locally inspired, for the most part, and while Khmer classics are heavily featured on the menu, there are also some international options. The majority of ingredients are locally sourced through the Shinta Mani Foundation.