First Class Flights and First Class Lodging: Enjoying the Luxury and Culture of Phum Baitang
The recent opening of the five-star Phum Baitang resort near Cambodia's Angkor temples reminds us that you don't have to make-do with uncomfortable lodging, even if you are on an enlightening or spiritual journey. So book those discounted business class tickets to Siem Reap International Airport, and we’ll list the reasons you’ll love Phum Baitang just as much as we do.
Authentic Cambodian design
Just minutes from Siem Reap, the resort is tucked into the Cambodian countryside so it’s fitting that the property’s 45 villas resemble traditional Cambodian architecture. The resort’s stilted villas are made of wood, mimicking the appearance of local farming houses. Palm trees and paddy fields surround the villas, creating the perfect setting for a resort whose name is Khmer for “green village.”
The collection of villas themselves offer a sense of privacy, but their artful scattering around the property makes you feel as if you are part of a small town. Furnishings and amenities offer a dash of luxury, with some of the villas featuring private terraces and others offering private plunge pools. Spacious and relaxing outdoor lounging spaces are worked into the design of each of the villas, and the soaking tubs and roomy bathrooms are nothing short of sublime. Antique wooden furniture in keeping with the Cambodian aesthetic, luxurious linens, comfortable sofas and dozens of other amenities fill the villas with cozy warmth and indulgent pleasure.
Plenty of Relaxation
The on-site Spa Temple is intimate and rejuvenating, giving you delightful opportunities to enjoy a massage, practice yoga or simply meditate in a tranquil, candle-filled setting.
If you prefer a little pampering, the spa offers a steam room, a sauna and seven treatment rooms for single or couples massages. There’s also a fitness room and yoga pavilion for times when you feel the need to stretch and work your muscles, especially after your long, business class flight to Cambodia.
Sumptuous Services and Enrichment
Cooking classes with the resort’s chef help you master the art of Cambodian cuisine and learn about local produce on chef-led trips to the local market. A concierge is on staff to help you enjoy all of the Khmer experiences you want, and an on-site kids club gives your children a chance to learn more about the Khmer culture. The resort’s boutique is fully stocked with local wares, perfect for souvenirs of your time in Cambodia.
Phum Baitang puts you in the heart of amazing Cambodian landmarks and experiences. Be sure to take the trek out to the Temples of Angkor archeological park to explore some of the most important relics of the Khmer Empire. Nearby, you’ll also find the magnificent and extremely biodiverse Tonle Sap Lake, Phnom Kulen National Park and captivating villages of Kompong Phluk. Make time to head into Siem Reap, too, so you can explore the Phsar Chas market in the Old French Quarter. You can also enjoy the region with special helicopter rides, Vespa tours, Vintage Jeep tours or buffalo cart rides.
However you choose to spend your time in Cambodia, the Phum Baitang will keep you so relaxed and pampered that you won’t want to get back on that airplane home, even if you’ve booked spacious first class seats.