Bensley Collection – Shinta Mani Siem Reap
A lush tropical paradise
- Ten luxury villas
- Private tropical gardens
- Restaurant and bar
Relax beneath the lush canopy of ancient trees in the private tropical garden of your villa in the cultural heart of Siem Reap. When designing the ten villa compounds, privacy and comfort were foremost in Bill Bensley’s mind. Think luxurious beds and custom-tailored linen, floor-to-ceiling glassed bathrooms and three-dimensional murals inspired by the folds of pioneering Khmer king Jayavarman’s robes. Artwork depicting Khmer civilisation complements custom-designed furniture and handcrafted fittings. Traditionally-trained butlers are discretely on hand to attend your all your needs.
Savour the very best of Khmer cuisine at the signature Kroya Restaurant, which boasts a tasting menu inspired by the seasons and local harvest. Then bring the busy day to a close with an expertly-mixed cocktail at Bensley’s Bar or the Elephant Polo Club.
The magnificent Temples of Angkor Wat are just a short drive away, and the Old Market, Kandal Village and Pub Street are within walking distance. Take time out from exploring Siem Reap and unwind in your private pool, or visit the tranquil Shinta Mani Spa by Khmer Tonics. There are a variety of rejuvenating treatments and healing rituals on offer, using Khmer herbs and traditions, which you can enjoy in the spa, or in the privacy of your villa.
Clean water, bicycles and education for all
The Shinta Mani Foundation provides education, financial assistance and healthcare to Cambodian youth. They have built 1310 wells and 97 homes, sponsored 229 graduates through school, funded 641 bicycles, facilitated over 4000 medical appointments and contributed 55 micro-loans. Shinta Mani is a true leader in responsible travel as they measure their impact regularly and continue to be a significant contributor to the region’s development.
Free-of-charge hospitality school
The Shinta Mani opened a free-of-charge hospitality training school in 2004 to provide underprivileged Cambodian youth with skills to secure future employment.
Pioneering healthy and natural vegetables
Through a partnership with the World Vegetable Centre and USAID, Shinta Mani has developed an experimental farm dedicated to the development of durable crops without the use of pesticides and harmful fertilisers. They make use of age-old practices by planting natural pest repellents like marigolds and lemongrass, as well as specific seed selection to promote natural farming.