Siem Reap, Cambodia
Like the asthetic of weathered wood and paddy thatch of a traditional Khmer village, but don’t think you could cope with the bugs and bad plumbing? Then this heavenly hotel in the rice fields outside Siem Reap could be for you. It combines the earthy, rustic feel of local architecture with all the comforts you’d expect of a modern boutique property. The accommodation is in stilted villas, complete with free-standing oval tubs and filled with lush antiques and Asian textiles. Some have their own plunge pools outside. The main infinity pool, meanwhile, is a real poster piece – plenty large enough for a serious swim in the morning to get you in the mood for the temples. Afterwards, indulge in traditional Khmer massage at the spa. The restaurant specializes in cooling, healthy, delicious cuisine.