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About Tatai

A small village on the Tatai River in south-western Cambodia's Koh Kong Province, Tatai sits only 32 kilometres from the Thai border. A tranquil, off-the-beaten-track destination for adventurers or those dreaming of a blissful break, it’s a very special spot. Whilst there are a growing number of B&Bs and guesthouses in the area, our pick of the best places to stay in Tatai is a gorgeous tented camp on the edge of the river, complete with romantic suites and stacks of charm.

Set at the foot of the Cardamom Mountains and close to both the impressive Botum Sakor National Park and the verdant wetlands of the Peam Krasaop Wildlife Sanctuary, this is an intriguing region for nature lovers to discover. Enjoy guided hikes and kayaking excursions, spotting a fraction of the 530-odd species of birds which call this area home. The Tatai Waterfall and Ta Chat Waterfall are spectacular natural landmarks. Try your hand at fishing from traditional long-tail boats, take cooling dips in the river, or trek with forest rangers in the hope of spying Asian elephants, pangolins and sun bears whilst delving into ongoing conservation efforts. Koh Kong Province is unfortunately at great risk from commercial enterprises, and local initiatives are making huge efforts to protect key ecosystems; their work is admirable and fascinating.

Return to one of the best places to stay in Tatai for relaxing evenings under starlit skies with family and friends, before gearing up for another day of exploring!

The Best Places to Stay in Tatai

For a Riverside Retreat

  • Canvas & Orchids Retreat sits right on the Tatai River, offering floating tented suites as well as villas set back on the sandy shore. Generous spaces boast big double beds and additional beds for children, as well as modern bathrooms and striking mountain views. Spend your days kayaking along the river, trekking in the jungle or spotting birds with an expert guide. Tranquil and charming.

For an apartment or villa

  • If you’d prefer to stay in an apartment or villa we suggest that you visit our online partner Booking.com.

Travel Information

  • Fly to Phnom Penh International Airport, four hours by road from Tatai. Speak to your hotel in advance about arranging an airport pick up or recommending a local taxi service.
  • Alternatively, contact our partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car.
  • The weather in Cambodia is hot and sticky throughout the year. Travel between November and March for slightly cooler climes. September and October are the rainiest months — expect frequent rainfall if travelling at those times!

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Best Hotels in Tatai

  • Canvas & Orchids Retreat Tatai (Koh Andet Island) 12 rooms from £182

    Birdwatching  -  Arriving by boat, you'll spot rare birds on your way to your tent - and more of the 553+ when exploring with a private guide
    Back to Nature  -  Set on the Tatai River and surrounded by the Cardamom Mountains, this is a superb spot for nature enthusiasts
    Hideaway  -  Hide away in one of 12 indulgent tented suites overlooking the river at this remote and restful retreat
    Kayaking  -  Glide along the Tatai River in the hotel's kayaks, admiring the peaceful wetlands and wildlife
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    Recommended by  -  I Escape

    A floating boutique resort on the tranquil waters of the Tatai River. Large tented rooms are decorated in soothing tones & benefit from private terraces with mountain views. With generous family villas on the sand & romantic suites out on the river, this is a tranquil nature lover's dream. See More

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