The Most Beautiful Honeymoon Hotels to Book in Cambodia

| Courtesy of Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor / Expedia
Emma Vince

Forget what you know about Cambodia as a backpacker haven. Discover romantic beach resorts and wild jungle retreats, bookable on Culture Trip.

No matter what you’re looking for in a memorable honeymoon, Cambodia delivers. In need of post-wedding relaxation? Head to the west coast for white-sand beaches, secluded tropical islands and romantic sunsets over the Gulf of Thailand. Looking for an adventure made for two? Inland, explore huge swathes of jungle wilderness and abundant wildlife.

It’s easy to travel around and explore the whole country – or join the dots on a multi-stop honeymoon in neighbouring Thailand, Laos, or Vietnam. But the most beautiful honeymoon destinations in Cambodia can be found right here, on Culture Trip. And eco-conscious honeymooners, you’re in luck: community-based tourism runs deep here, with many of these stays supporting the local community with conservation projects and planet-friendly design.

1. Song Saa Private Island

Resort, Hotel

A brown building with terrace overlooks a semicircle pool and the ocean
Courtesy of Song Saa Private Island / Expedia

Honeymoons are often described as far-flung and this tiny island off Cambodia’s west coast really means it; it’s about as far-flung as you can get. Built using local materials, Song Saa was ​​the first ecotourism destination in Cambodia, dedicated to protecting the flora and fauna of its island paradise. Explore the untouched jungle, picnic on a private beach or retreat to your overwater villa to swim in the private infinity pool with uninterrupted sea views.

2. Moonlight Resort

Hotel

Two circular plunge pools on a sandy beach, with the ocean in the background
Courtesy of Moonlight Resort / Expedia

It’s only 40 minutes from the mainland to reach this tropical beach location on Koh Rong Sanloem, yet stepping into the Moonlight Resort feels like stepping onto another planet – or a film set. You’ll be greeted by rows of white, eco-designed bungalows called moonlight domes. Each one features a round skylight, so you can laze on the king-sized bed with your new spouse while gazing up at the stars. The lunar theme continues in the Blue Moon restaurant, a vast dome at the centre of the resort that bathes you in a calming cerulean light.

3. Knai Bang Chatt

Independent Hotel

A pool with grass on the left and sun loungers on the right
Courtesy of Knai Bang Chatt / Expedia

Set on the Kep coastline, Knai Bang Chatt guarantees romantic sea views wherever you look. You’ll find plenty of experiences geared toward honeymooners: sip champagne on a private sunset cruise, take a couple’s cooking class and then sample local cuisine cooked by pros. A stay here isn’t just good for lovebirds; it’s good for the community, too. Knai Bang Chatt has set up the Hand in Hand project, which supports the surrounding area with a locally funded school and university scholarships.

4. Samanea Beach Resort & Spa

Resort, Spa Hotel

A hotel pool surrounded by sun loungers and some trees

A ruined seaside cottage was all that stood on this piece of land before Samanea Beach resort was built. It’s since been renovated into the reception, and the same local materials have been used throughout the resort, in keeping with its natural surroundings. Each of the 12 villas has an outdoor bathtub, so you can soak in your private garden before lounging by the infinity pool or private, white-sand beach. In the evenings, dine together on the beach, in the mangrove, or on the roof terrace for views over both.

5. 4 Rivers Floating Lodge

Resort, Lodge

Four glamping tents with terraces on the edge of a large body of water
Courtesy of 4 Rivers Floating Lodge / Expedia
This glamping resort is the ultimate get-away-from-it-all honeymoon. It’s well worth the drive from the airport and through the rainforest to reach this secluded spot set on a bend in the Tatai River. The 12 floating lodges are reminiscent of a luxurious safari tent, both in style and the natural splendour waiting for you just beyond the canvas. Explore the mangrove waterways by kayak or paddleboard and keep an eye out for endangered species like the Indochinese Tiger, clouded leopard or Malaysian sun bear.

6. Jaya House Riverpark

Hotel

A hotel with lots of greenery and a large, dark-blue pool
Courtesy of Jaya House River Park / Expedia

In the heart of Siem Reap city, Jaya House Riverpark is an oasis in the city. Not only is it a short ride from the airport, but you’re also only a five-minute tuk-tuk ride from the Angkor Wat Buddhist temples. The Siem Reap National Museum is just three minutes away, too. When it’s time to retreat from the bustle of the city, head to your Junior Pool Suite and sink into your private plunge pool, or visit the spa where the hotel uses its own brand of organic skincare, made with native Cambodian ingredients.

7. Elephant Valley Project

Cabin

Some elephant sanctuaries that invite guests to stay can be shady, offering rides or tricks (steer clear from anywhere that advertises this), but you’ll find none of that at the Elephant Valley Project. It’s both an elephant sanctuary and an eco-tourism site, and, while there are options for day visits, you honeymooners can spend up to a week here. A stay includes volunteering sessions at the sanctuary, as well as opportunities to hike and see elephants in their natural habitat. You’ll sleep in a jungle bungalow built in the traditional Bunong style – they’re simple, but just the right size for two.

8. Zannier Hotels Phum Baitang

Chain Hotel, Luxury

An array of wooden cabins, with a pool and terrace in the foreground
Courtesy of Phum Baitang / Expedia

Everything about Phum Baitang is inspired by local, authentic techniques. The stilted wooden rooms have woven bamboo walls, while the vast spa menu uses ancient Cambodian recipes and healing techniques. Foodie couples can even learn to cook authentic Cambodian cuisine together; you’ll be whisked away to a local market to pick your ingredients and spices before learning how to make Khmer meals, using rice from the surrounding paddy fields.

9. Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor

Hotel

A large, white mansion overlooks a turquoise swimming pool
Courtesy of Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor / Expedia

This historic yet timeless hotel comes with everything you could want from a luxury honeymoon. Wake up to a champagne breakfast, spend a restful afternoon enjoying spa treatments for two, then finish the day with dinner under the stars in the lush Spice Garden, before slipping back to your room. The Raffles Suite King is easily the most romantic choice, with a large private terrace that’s a stone’s throw from the pool. If you can wrench yourself away from your elegant surroundings and the butler at your beck and call, you’ll find all the culture and history of Siem Reap on your doorstep.

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