Featured property: Shinta Mani Wild

Shinta Mani Wild guests enjoy creative luxury adventure activities, feast on delicious cuisine including local freshly foraged ingredients, relax at the Khmer Tonics Spa, and join the Wildlife Alliance anti-poaching rangers and researchers as they study the forest and its inhabitants.

Shinta Mani Wild takes glamping to a whole new level in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, where the guest experience begins with a zipline ride over a river and waterfalls into the Landing Zone Bar where you’re handed a Gin & Tonic upon arrival.

The resort, part of the Bensley Collection, was born out of an altruistic land purchase. Renowned resort designer, Bill Bensley, identified the unprotected wildlife corridor, a 400-acre river valley connecting the Bokor National Park with Kirirom National Park, and set out to protect the area from poaching, mining and logging. A resort like no other grew out of the land and into 800 acres where 15 tents, custom designed “to invoke the feeling of what it would have been like to be on a luxury safari in the jungles of Cambodia with Jackie O,” now perch along 1.5  kilometers over river and waterfalls, providing exquisite views and experiences.

Guests are invited to enjoy creative luxury adventure activities, feast on delicious cuisine including local freshly foraged ingredients, relax at the Khmer Tonics Spa, and join the Wildlife Alliance anti-poaching rangers and researchers as they study the forest and its inhabitants.

Signature activities include: 

  • Wildlife Alliance Rangers Anti-Poaching Patrol
  • Butterfly Walk
  • Jungle Trekking
  • Forest Foraging
  • Mountain Biking
  • Kayaking
  • Expedition Boat
  • Bird Watching
  • Camera Trap Walk

The Headquarters Restaurant serves up a daily changing menu of dishes derived from local ingredients grown in the wild paradise garden, where guests can sample native nuts, juicy jungle fruits, and rice paddy herbs. Guests can also sign up for a private cooking class or arrange a bespoke culinary experience of their own making.

Khmer Tonics Spa at Shinta Mani Wild

The signature spa, Khmer Tonics, features two treatment rooms nestled amid giant natural rocks in the forest canopy. The spa’s wood and stone design is in tune with the forest, while the river takes center stage, and guests can enjoy a river-stone foot massage while soaking in a waterfall pool.

The treatment menu celebrates Cambodia with chemical-free tonics made from a mix of medicinal plants, herbs, and spices, all of which are present in the surrounding rainforest.

Guests can experience the traditional Khmer art of healing with a full body massage using acupuncture techniques and passive stretching. Spa offerings are included in the room rate and include natural heat healing, a full-body scrub, and a detoxifying facial, and can be enjoyed anywhere on the property, like on the deck of their tent, atop a jungle peak, or aboard a custom Bensley expedition boat.

 

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