If you’re planning a holiday in Cambodia, then choosing the Cardamom Mountains and Tatai River will guarantee you are in for a delightful stay. Cambodia, also known as The Kingdom of Wonder, takes you back to ancient times with its beautiful Theravada culture enabling you to immerse yourself in its rich culture and history. You can also indulge in Cambodia’s beautiful nature by booking a stay at one of the most unique luxury ecolodges in Cambodia.
Staying with us here at Canvas & Orchids Retreat on Koh Andet Island at the base of the Cardamom Mountains, you can experience Cambodia’s nature at its finest. You will also experience the Tatai River whose pristine waters are filled with aquatic life and surrounded by lush rainforests.
How To Get There
The Cardamoms is located in southwest Cambodia and it can be a little tricky to reach. However, the journey to Canvas & Orchids Retreat is well worthwhile as it’s considered the most pristine wilderness area in Southeast Asia.
The distance from Phnom Penh to the lodge is 278 km and from Sihanoukville, it’s 214 km. It’s also just 20 km away from Koh Kong City.
It’s important to note that the lodge is only accessible by boat, which goes from our dock. We provide complimentary incoming and outgoing boat transfers every day.
Getting There In Your Own Vehicle
The new expressway puts us closer to Phnom Penh, cutting more than two hours of the trip. If you are coming with your vehicle or a taxi, you can find the expressway entrance on the Phnom Penh side here: Google Maps.
To get to Canvas & Orchids Retreat just follow the Google Map below to our reception. Once you arrive, you’ll find free and safe parking available for you to leave your vehicle.
Getting There By Plane
If you are arriving from another country the closest airport to the lodge to fly into is actually Trat airport in Thailand. If you’re already in Cambodia, you can fly directly to Sihanoukville from Siem Reap or Phnom Penh.
Getting There In Your Own Boat
If you’d prefer to travel by your own boat to Canvas & Orchids Retreat, leave from Sihanoukville and head for Koh Kong town. Contact us in advance and we can arrange for a river pilot from the resort to guide you through the Tatai River to the lodge.
Once you arrive you can moor your boat up safely to the handrails of your floating tented villa.
Getting There By Bus
There are many bus services leaving from Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville, Koh Kong, and Kep/ Kampot. They usually leave around 6:00 am to 8:00 am. If you are starting your journey from those places, tell the bus driver to stop before Phum Daung Bridge. We’ll then pick you up at Tamap’s restaurant and drive you to Canvas & Orchids Retreat embarking dock.
You can book your bus tickets online in advance with Camboticket