|A view of Kep through Veranda|
Cambodia maybe very behind with globalization but it is now slowly developing and catching up. Its unpleasant past has left the country in a poor state but its natural aesthetic has remained raw and untouched. Within the kingdom lies a beautiful yet still unknown province of Kep.
Cambodia celebrated their
Khmer New Year last April 14-16 and this was a great opportunity for us to take a break from our stressful work. To wisely spend the holiday, my friend and I packed our bags and headed to Kep, Cambodia.
Though we have not stayed in this gorgeous resort, we had a tour around its amenities, services and ambiance. Thanks to our friends who manages the marketing department of the company.
According to it's website,
"Veranda Natural Resort started in 2002 with several rustic bungalows with the signature veranda and connected by raised wooden walkways. Over the years, it has expanded and added on more bungalows, villas and penthouses and more facilities. The architect, who has an eye for details and a unique artistic taste, took available resources within the perimeter and, without damaging nature, created what is now the resort’s signature verandas, raised wooden walkways, and stone walkways and walls. This has left the resort lush with numerous fruit-bearing trees and other exotic flowers and plants."
"A retreat surrounded by natural beauty
Hidden on the slope of Kep National Park and overlooking the Gulf of Thailand, Phu Quoc Island and Bokor Mountain, is a nature retreat dedicated to the finer things in life – beauty, tranquility, and gastronomic delights.
Even when it is only a 2-hour journey from the capital city’s airport, you will feel like you are light years away from the hustle and bustle of the city as soon as you enter the retreat’s perimeter, soak in nature’s delights and discover the hidden wonders of this 2.5-hectare retreat.
Visit Kep’s iconic spots, enjoy the beauty of the mountains adjacent to the sea or find your inner gems. For complete relaxation, redeem your complimentary foot massage or book other treatments at The Spa. Then, enjoy a panoramic view of the sunset fringed by the retreat’s lush foliage scented with the fragrances of nature, as you enjoy drinks at the bar, food at the restaurant and coffee and pastries at the bakery.
At the end of the day, as you walk back to your room through sea shell-lamp lit raised wooden and stone walkways, find comfort in your uniquely designed room that has been especially customized to suit your needs and that has the retreat’s signature structure—a veranda, which serves as your window to more panoramic views of the sunrise, sunset, the sea and the mountains.
You needed an escape into paradise and you found it at Veranda Natural Resort."
What better way to describe the place but with photos.
Across the reception office is this vintage and artistic penthouse or villa.
|Across the reception office is this vintage and artistic penthouse or villa.|
Entrance to the restaurant is this stone walled hallway.
You can take a beautiful view while enjoying a fresh cool breeze during meal time at the restaurant.
A resort won't be called a resort without a pool. But Natural Veranda has got more than one.
The infinity pool. Here you can enjoy an afternoon swim with a beautiful sunset view.
One the resorts massage houses.
Of course, tourist always look for souvenirs and you won't miss that here.
This is in one of Veranda's penthouse rooftop. Just heavenly!
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