OF ALL THE HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION YOU CAN DREAM OF, NOTHING COMES CLOSE TO SLEEPING IN A LUXURIOUS FLOATING TENT THAT BOBS GENTLY ON THE TRANQUIL WATER OF THE TATAI RIVER AS IT FLOWS IN THE SHADOW OF THE CARDAMOM MOUNTAINS SURROUNDED BY MAGNIFICENT UNTOUCHED TROPICAL FOREST WITH ITS COLOURFUL WILDLIFE.
Situated in Tatai, Cambodia, close to the Thai border midway between Bangkok and Phnom Penh, this luxurious ecolodge offers twelve cleverly designed floating tents. Each tent has its own private terrace and is carefully furnished with all the modern conveniences of a 5-star hotel, a cocoon of comfort with the rather special feature of being able to jump from your balcony into the Tatai river for a quick swim or a paddle in a kayak.
The lodge is built using only eco-friendly material and is designed to minimise its impact on Cambodia’s fragile ecosystem. The use of wood is minimised, solar power is used wherever possible and the lodge supports local community-based projects.
As a member of Secret Retreats, a collection of small charming boutique hotels across Asia, 4 Rivers Floating Lodge is in a class of its own, setting standards that are second to none in sustainability, ecological preservation, engagement with the local people and customer service. In-house facilities include comfortable king-sized or twin beds, desks, wardrobes, minibars, standing fans, televisions, and with a 24/7 electricity supply. Tents are roomy enough to contain a lounge area, and the spacious bathroom has twin sinks and an innovative wooden shower barrel containing a hot-water power shower. The highlight of each unit is the riverside deck equipped with loungers, parasol, table and chairs, plus a ladder. To keep you occupied there is a small library with books and DVDs, a bar-restaurant, shaded seating on the deck, and complimentary water available. The staff will organise waterfall trips, hydro-massage, firefly and sunset cruises, rainforest hikes and village excursions on request.
Meals are served at the bar – restaurant or, if you wish, on your private deck. The 4 Rivers Floating restaurant prepares Western and Southeast Asian dishes using local ingredients from nearby markets and serves breakfasts, all day lunches and snacks and haute cuisine dinners.
Khmer cuisine is similar to Thai but has its own distinctive flavours. Over the centuries, settlers from France, China, and India have added their global flavours to the taste of the local cuisine.
This is truly a “one of a kind” resort so, if you wish to just relax and get away from it all, to immerse yourself in nature or to enjoy the adventure of outdoor activities, you will find the 4 Rivers Floating Lodge is an unusual and fascinating place to stay.
Koh Andet Island, Tatai Village,
Koh Kong Province, Cambodia
Tel. +855 97 64 34 032