Designed to resemble a traditional Khmer village, Phum Baitang provides guests with an immersive cultural experience in the quaint Cambodian countryside.
Located just outside Siem Reap – the gateway to Angkor’s archaeological marvels, the 5-star luxury resort comprises 45 wooden thatched villas spread across lush lemongrass gardens and paddy fields.
Raised on stilts, these magnificent structures take inspiration from the area’s historic architecture and feature spectacular open-plan interiors in aged wood and local stone. The decor is a superb mix of handmade wooden furnishings, beautiful antiques, and dreamy hanging lanterns, all dressed in a subdued earthy color palette that exudes simplicity, elegance, and luxe comfort.
Although similar in design, accommodations come in two categories. Each Terrace Villa has a spacious, furnished deck overlooking the gardens, while the Pool Villas are equipped with private plunge pools, sun loungers, and alfresco dining areas.
High-end amenities such as JBL surround speaker systems, Nespresso machines, and minibars come as standard in all units, and the generously sized bathrooms are particularly appealing, with their luxurious toiletries and striking freestanding ceramic baths.
Fittingly named Spa Temple, Phum Baitang’s gorgeous wellness sanctuary evokes Angkor’s architectural magnificence, with sauna, steam room, and 7 treatment rooms carved in stone.
After a busy day exploring Siem Reap, leave yourself in the gentle hands of the resort’s highly skilled therapists, who combine ancient healing techniques with precious indigenous ingredients to relax your body and soothe your senses.
Guests can also take advantage of the spa’s yoga pavilion, relaxation area, and fitness room complete with state-of-the-art equipment.
Foodies at Phum Baitang will be pleasantly surprised by the quality of food in the resort’s two restaurants, both of which are cultural experiences in their own right.
Overlooking the surrounding rice paddies, Bay Phsar focuses on traditional Cambodian specialties, while Hang Bay serves an array of cuisines from around the world, including crisp, wood-fired pizzas, succulent steaks, and the freshest seafood.
Inspired by Cambodia’s colonial history, the Cigar & Cocktail Lounge makes for a charming setting to enjoy exquisite spirits, while the open-air Pool Bar invites guests to unwind with a refreshing homemade juice, right by the majestic infinity pool.
The list of excellent services and amenities doesn’t stop here, though. Phum Baitang wows its guests with unique private dining experiences, cooking classes, a lovely Kids Club, and a shopping boutique filled with handcrafted antiques and designer clothing. For keen explorers, the resort can arrange a variety of tours, excursions, and cultural experiences.