“Located on the beach with a long jetty to the sea next to a mangrove, this property was previously the House of the Vietnamese Consul during the occupation, but it was destroyed at the end of the war.”,
Kim, the discoverer. Read the full story.
Eco FriendlyEco Friendly
Swimming PoolSwimming Pool
Speed BoatSpeed Boat

Hotel Description

Set along the seashore in Kep next to a protected mangrove forest, all 12 villas have a private terrace with sea, garden or pool views. Embrace stunning sunset views of the Bay of Thailand, Phu Quoc Island and Bokor Mountain, and enjoy the 300sqm infinity swimming pool with integrated Jacuzzi jets, the private white sand beach, and dinner served on the restaurant’s panoramic roof terrace, in the mangrove, or on the beach.

There is no substitute for local knowledge and personal assistance to help you plan the perfect stay. The Secret Retreats Concierge is ready to share insider tips with you to ensure you book the best room for your stay on the best available rate or offer , to share tips on what to see and do and where to dine, to help you with personal requests, and to keep you informed of any cultural events, shows or festivals that match your dates of stay. Enjoy the difference that turns a good stay, into a great travel experience. Your Secret Retreats Concierge is looking forward to hearing from you. Contact the concierge on dream@secret-retreats.com.

Room Description


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Hotel Facilities & Highlights

Samanea Beach Resort highlight
Swimming pool size: 20 x 15 m
Samanea Beach Resort highlight
Whether dining within our dining room, on our panoramic terrasse, poolside, beachside or over the sea with your table set on our jetty Chankiri Restaurant promises you Indochine dining at its best with the menu inspired by both French and Khmer cuisines and of course including the famed Kep crabs, seafood and Kampot pepper.
Samanea Beach Resort highlight
Over two hectares of botanical gardens and an elevated walkway to explore and enjoy the surrounding mangrove forest conservation project that Samanea actively supports in order to preserve this delicate ecosystem for Khmer generations to come.
Samanea Beach Resort highlight
Samathe Spa and Salon: Developed by our very experienced masseuse, Sreymom, our Samathe Spa offers a unique spa experience using bio-treatments, a combination of 100% natural oils, herbs and floral aromas. Unmatched in Kep a visit to the Samathe Spa is a must or perhaps select one of our spa packages to treat yourself to a natural and relaxing wellness stay.

Your Host & The Team

Bertrand PrestautBertrand Prestaut
“Samanea was built around a historic abandoned house. Set on 2 hectares, our 12 villas were built in harmony with the plants and trees to create a unique place to relax and disconnect from routine life. We like to share our story and experiences with our guests, and our innate desire to protect our most important treasure—nature.”

We Care

In an effort to minimize its carbon footprint, Samanea draws its water directly from an underground mountain stream. No pump is used to supply the various buildings as the circulation of water is done by a gravity system. In addition, all wastewater passes through a system with five settling ponds. Each of these basins is divided into three compartments, so that the decanted water can be discharged into the ground through a system of hose-bores in order to not contaminate the water table below as well as the seawater. It also has implemented channels to recover rainwater in which to water the mangrove.

To further help preserve the environment, Samenea cleans the mangrove every week. The resort also hires local staff and reduces half of its electricity power with solar panels.

Welcome to Kep

Set along the Gulf of Thailand and founded during the early 1900s, Kep is a small seaside town located along the Southwest coast of Cambodia. Soak in the sun on Kep Beach or take a short 20 minute boat ride to laze on the lovely white sand beach on Rabbit Island (Koh Tonsay).

Useful Information

Total number of rooms: 12
Annual closing:
open all year

Time zone: (GMT+07:00) Bangkok
Currency accepted: USD, KHR
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, JCB
Electricity voltage: 220V
Electricity plug type:      
Your concierge is ready to assist you with planning and completing your reservation, contact them on dream@secret-retreats.com
2hrs drive South of Phnom Penh
Nearest Airport: Phnom Penh International Airport PNH - 143 km

Road 33A Kep, Cambodia
Kep Province


Time & Weather

Current Temperature

32° C

Current Weather

Local Time

3:06 pm