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Published on October 7, 2020

While Cambodia is most well-known for trekking through temples like Angkor Wat, taking in the area’s history isn’t the only way to make the most of your time there- there are also wellness attractions in Cambodia. Across the country, wellness retreats, both luxurious and rustic, await those looking to recharge their batteries with a magnificent backdrop. From a few days on the elevated Song Saa Private Island to a quick stop at Frangipani Day Spa, there is a blissful experience for everyone in Cambodia. 

Song Saa Private Island

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If you want to escape your troubles and reconnect with yourself, what better way to do it than on a private island? Showing that eco-friendly can also be luxury, Song Saa Private Island is a magnificent resort with the environment at the front of its mind. Take in the area’s unobstructed natural beauty by partaking in relaxing activities such as the night spa, private yoga, meditation, or snorkeling.

Their spa is a unique experience known as the “spa with no walls,” featuring small sanctuaries around the island where guests receive treatments. An entire spa retreat package is also available for potential visitors. Across five nights, wellness abounds with calming activities such as a 90-minute Traditional Khmer Herbal Leaf compress massage, a 60-minute personal yoga session, and a 45-minute meditation. Guests will receive a wellness gift pack to ensure the relaxation continues even after they leave the island. Song Saa also has a foundation dedicated to furthering conservation efforts, providing medical care, and promoting local projects and education across Cambodia. They established the country’s first marine reserve and implemented this consciousness throughout the resort, as well. All in all, this is the ultimate escape for nature lovers to take.

Frangipani Spa

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Created as an alternative to spas in hotels, Frangipani Spa is a day spa in Siem Reap. This spa is a fantastic way to implement wellness into your high-energy trip. It serves as a perfect way to relax your muscles and decompress after a long day of visiting temples. Clients can choose from services such as a tropical massage, jasmine rice scrub, and a moisturizing facial. If your muscles feel extra tense, sign up for the four-handed massage during which two therapists work on you in sync. Floral and herbal baths are also available to relax and cleanse your mind and body. Whatever excellent treatment you choose, there’s no doubt you’ll walk out feeling much more peaceful than when you came in.  

4 Rivers Floating Lodge

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If you want the feel of camping without sacrificing any amenities, the 4 Rivers Floating Lodge is where you’ll find it. Each of the 12 large tents is built on a pontoon, making this a genuinely floating oasis. Sit on the deck of your villa, positioned on the Tatai River, as you bathe in the sun and take in the gorgeous Cardamon mountains surrounding you. 

Once inside the 45 square meter accommodation, it will be easy to forget you’re not lounging inside an actual high-end structure. The room is a serene oasis filled with eco-friendly furnishings—a perfect space to spend your time. Add to your calm mindset by partaking in activities like a sunset cruise and visiting the magnificent Tatai Waterfall. You’ll want to extend your trip as soon as you arrive.  

Metta Residence & Spa

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On the outskirts of Siem Reap is an incredible escape into tranquility. The Metta Residence & Spa provides guests with modern, luxury accommodation that envelops you with its warmth. Check into the Pool Suite Villa for a private pool to wade all your distress away in. 

The Visakha Spa offers a few lust-worthy packages for guests to choose from. Take your time disconnecting during the 140-minute Visakha Heritage Ritual. Get pampered with a series of techniques inspired by the Khmer Empire. They include a floral foot ritual, Khmer herbal body scrub, and traditional Khmer massage—together, they’re guaranteed to leave you in a state of euphoria once done. If you’re looking for a gentler experience, massages are available in conjunction with Visakha’s signature milky bath, designed to be soaked in as you enjoy a private tea service.

Eden Eco Village

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Overlooking the Kampot River is the Eden Eco Village, a delightful gathering of bamboo bungalows seemingly built to fit in with the nature around it. Food is mostly organic and locally sourced, while recycling and other eco-friendly practices are also in place. Sit in a cozy hammock at the edge of your bungalow and release tension, focusing on your well-being in this beautiful place.

Relax, rejuvenate, and enjoy as you take in the beauty of this extraordinary country.