Water sports and river watching
A couple of km north of Kampot T: (089) 290 714, (017) 291 782
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.
Check rates at Villa Vedici - rated 7.9/10 on Agoda.com.
Check rates at Villa Vedici on Booking.com.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Dbl fan private bathroom, low season: US$30, high season US$30. Notes: Main house
Room: Dbl air-con private bathroom, low season: US$35, high season US$35. Notes:
Room: Bungalow fan private bathroom, low season: US$55, high season US$55. Notes:
Room: Bungalow air-con private bathroom, low season: US$65, high season US$65. Notes:
Room: Family room, low season: US$100, high season US$100. Notes: Sleeps up to eight
Location map for Villa Vedici
Get your Kampot, Kep & Koh Tonsay guide now!
Long described as "sleepy" Kampot
and Koh Tonsay
, all set on the southern coast of Cambodia, offer a relaxed getaway from the rest of the country. Think sightseeing, beaches, islands, relaxed spots to stay and some great eating.