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PHUM BAITANG, SIEM REA P
�ough none can rival the majesty of nearby
Angkor Wat, Siem Reap's expanding roster
of luxury hotels ensures exceptional sightseeing
isn't marred by substandard accommodation.
Phum Baitang revels in an artful, rustic
simplicity. With stone baths, wooden oors
laid with woven mats and banana-leaf shutters,
the resort's 45 private villas have been designed
to resemble a Cambodian village. Further
immersion in tradition awaits in the cocktail and
cigar bar - actually a century-old farmhouse -
and cooking classes allow guests to take a trace
of their Phum Baitang experience back home.
Double room B&B from £275,
MAR ADENTRO, MEXICO
A striking landmark in sedate San José del
Cabo, the futuristic Mar Adentro is a phalanx
of bone-white cubes set in pools of glassy water.
A minimalist's pristine haven, every nook and
cranny provides Instagram-worthy aesthetics.
Encased by gently curving branches, Roca Bar
resembles an upturned bird's nest while daybeds
encircle a sublime innity pool and a food truck
serves tacos on the beach. In the bedrooms,
guests can illuminate the all-white interiors
with a rainbow of colours at the touch of a
button to suit their mood (or their outt for
that all-important sele session).
Double room B&B from £350 per night,
On a clitop, buered by jungle and overlooking
the beautiful golden curve of Playa Grande
beach, Amanera is the rst golf-integrated
property in the ultra-exclusive Aman Resorts
portfolio and as distant as can be from the massmarket
all-inclusives more commonly associated
with the Dominican Republic. Guests reside in
casitas, all with ocean views and private terraces
(a number also have private pools), and can relax
in the library, cigar bar, restaurant and informal
beach club. Or, of course, the 370-acre Playa
Grande Golf Course that abuts the property.
Double room (excluding breakfast) from £720,