Water sports and river watching
Next door to Les Mangiers on the river, Villa Vedici is less family-oriented and country living, more resort chic, with a bit of a party vibe thrown in.
It’s a popular weekend haunt for expats, drawn by the sunny pool and water sports, basketball court, petanque and DVD library. Several buildings are dotted around the manicured garden and it’s worth having a look around to find which of the 13 rooms suits best. Double fan rooms are located in the main house, but proximity to the bar means they can be noisy. The big bungalow is ideal for a group, sleeping eight with a large airy living room and flatscreen TV, and a second house has room for four each on the top and bottom halves (the top comes with a kitchenette). The quirkiest place to sleep is the Boat House, a twin ensuite room with doors that open right onto the river. Villa Vedici caters for the calm and more active types.
Guests bored of the pool or contemplating the river from the deck can organise kiteboarding courses from $50 for a two-hour taster session or $240 for a two-day introduction. Kayaks and mountain bikes are available to rent, there’s a speedboat for waterskiing, wakeboarding and kneeboarding ($2 per minute) and a traditional wooden boat for sunset gin and tonic cruises. Having worked up an appetite, the restaurant serves seafood dishes, Mexican favourites and Khmer staples.
Address: A couple of km north of Kampot
T: (089) 290 714; (017) 291 782 ;
Coordinates (for GPS): 104º10'10.67" E, 10º37'50.16" N
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Room rates: US$35 to 75
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Dbl fan private bathroom|
|Dbl air-con private bathroom||US$35||US$35|
|Bungalow fan private bathroom||US$55||US$55|
|Bungalow air-con private bathroom||US$65||US$65|
Sleeps up to eight
Nicky Sullivan is an Irish freelance writer (and aspiring photographer). She has lived in England, Ireland, France, Spain and India, but decided that her tribe and heart are in Cambodia, where she has lived since 2007 despite repeated attempts to leave. She dreams of being as tough as Dervla Murphy, but fears there may be a long way to go. She can’t stand whisky for starters. She was a researcher, writer and coordinator for The Angkor Guidebook: Your Essential Companion to the Temples, now one of the best-selling guidebooks to the temples.
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