The eco-traveller's first choice
Farthest up the hill and backing onto the national park, Le Bout du Monde is an eco-resort under French and Khmer ownership, with a style that merges the two cultures.
The restaurant has a country cottage feel, with white tablecloths and pictures of old Kep, matched by a menu of Breton pancakes, seafood and amok. There's an emphasis on eco-friendliness, which means the 12 metre pool is a natural green colour, tucked away out of sight of the accommodation for privacy. Solar power provides electricity for lights and fans but not hot water or air con. The basic bungalows look out and over Veranda Resort (which sits right in front of Le Bout du Monde) and onwards out to sea; the three newer stilted bungalows are luxurious and probably the most tastefully decorated of all the many bungalows dotting the Kep landscape. Gorgeous stone bathrooms open to the outdoors, the beds are graced with soft linens and decorations include antique fixtures and old-fashioned paintings on the walls. The two, two-room residence bungalows are stilted high enough that they have uninterrupted ocean views. Both the two-room residences and the one villa have huge outdoor porches with hammocks, floor throws and cushioned couches where we can imagine spending countless hours in comfort.
By Abigail Gilbert
Last updated on 5th May, 2014.