A far cry from being an off-the-peg luxury hotel, renowned architect Bill Bensley has created Shinta Mani Wild as a bespoke fusion of exhilarating wilderness camping, opulence reminiscent of Golden Age Hollywood glamour, and a commitment to eco-sustainability. Protecting and managing 1.5 km of jungle between the Kirirom and Bokor National Parks in the Cardamom Mountains region, this project exemplifies how ecotourism can support and extend conservation in remote parts of Cambodia.
Each of the resort’s stilted luxury tents - individually themed and decorated - extends over the rushing river below as it tumbles over rocks and waterfalls. The interiors are achingly stylish and constantly changing with new and exciting design ideas.
Zip line through the jungle and touchdown in the landing zone bar, where a cocktail will be waiting... This is just one of the exciting ways to enter Shinta Mani Wild!
Khmer Tonics Spa
33-metre-long swimming pool
Hiking, mountain biking & kayaking
So much more of an experience than a hotel - and one of the best I’ve ever had!
Discover what to expect from staying at Shinta Mani Wild
What is most evident here is the strikingly unique design and faultlessly friendly service without any feeling of pretentiousness. Shinta Mani Wild offers unrivalled customer service by arguably some of the best hospitality staff in Asia (all who have graduated from Shinta Mani Foundations), including your own personal butler, and yet the resort remains entirely homely and down to earth. Mr Bensley certainly knows how to create something a little bit special.
While we realise such a unique property comes with an exclusive price tag, we say with complete confidence that it is justifiably so. After you arrive, whether that be by zip line, helicopter or car, you won’t need to spend another penny during your stay. Your own personal Bensley Butler will arrange every detail with you, from filling each day with enthralling activities to dining with the spectacular Cambodian jungle as your backdrop, and lavishing in as many spa treatments as you can manage - all included. Now that's what we call the ultimate all-inclusive.
While there’s a 3 night minimum stay, it is with good reason. Your days will be action-packed from the moment you fly through the jungle on zip-wire. Take a luxurious boat trip up the river to catch prawns and crabs for a barbeque feast. Enjoy a selection of Khmer-influenced dishes created using locally sourced ingredients and vegetables from the resort farm, kick back with a retro cocktail in the bar, and treat yourself to a natural pampering treatment or two at the spa. Once you’re feeling suitably rejuvenated, head out for the day with your incredibly talented Bensley adventure rangers for an easy stroll along the riverside or a full day of hard-core hiking. Spend time out on the water, fishing or kayaking, or indulge in a picnic at the top of a dramatic waterfall.
With a firm commitment to community links and sustainability, the resort has partnered with local wildlife rangers to support their work keeping the area free from poaching and illegal logging. Guests can trek through the jungle on wildlife conservation walks to monitor camera trap footage, and forage for herbs with the onsite chef while learning about local culinary traditions. Bill Bensley invests a considerable amount of time, money and meticulous planning in his projects and Shinta Mani Wild is no exception. Sustainability and conservation are at the forefront of everything at Wild; there’s no single use plastic, they bottle their own water, and 70% of staff are employed from local villages. These are just a few ways amongst many that demonstrate their commitment.
Discover the true breadth of Cambodian culture by exploring the Angkor Temples, bustling Phnom Pehn before heading to the Cardamon Mountains and rounding up with a few days on Cambodia’s islands.