Walk around the hills through the Kep National Park and discover this natural oasis before it is too late (serious road developments are on the way as can be seen on a big sign on the road to the old dam). An easy walk for everybody. 8km trek, around 2,5 hours.
Hear the monkeys and try to spot them. Take your own water and snacks or pop in to Jasmine Valley for refreshments.
Alternatively, at the start of the trail is Led Zep Café, they provide take-away lunch packs and drinks.
There are a few benches inside the NP where you can relax and enjoy the views and sounds of nature. Also, garbage bins can be found along most trails, please use them!
There are many wonderful places around Kep to watch the sunset – maybe a beer at the Crab Market, perhaps a gin and tonic at the seafront – but by far the best view has to be from what is known as Sunset Rock, ALT 182m. You can take a moto to the nuns old chapel and then hike up, but take water and a flash light for the hike back down. Follow the yellow signs. Wear good footwear.
Led Zep Café has a number of great hand-drawn local maps, which we sourced information from for Coastal guide and website.
Khmer Flavors Restaurant brings you the best of Cambodia on a plate while supporting a meaningful cause! Dedicated to giving you the authentic Khmer gustatory delight and to making a difference in the community, Khmer Flavors serve mouthwatering Khmer dishes and allocates 30% of its profits to the educational fund for poor children in the Kep region. Located at the Crab Market of Kep City.
$10 – $20, Khmer Hands offers guests traditional Cambodia style bungalows and a village feel. Income received through our guests goes to our school making it tuition free for students. We are working to bring hope and holistic health to local youth by providing vocational training and a means to find rewarding employment in the growing tourist industry. We are also training in practical arts with the goal of giving students the opportunity to open their own small home businesses. Guests are encourage to watch, join, and even ‘guest teach’ classes offering guests a chance to learn more of Cambodian culture and giving to real world experience working with individuals from around the world. Please come and join us.
Crab Market’s premium seafood by the sea. Very popular with Khmer and tourists alike. Newly renovated big comfortable dining area with spectacular views over Bokor Mountain. Great sunsets. Crab Kampot Green Pepper & fried fish with vegetables and many more mouth-watering dishes. Traditional recipes. Imported wines, whisky, pastis, etc. Open lunch & dinner from 9am until 11pm. Listed in Lonely Planet and Tripadvisor.
Open Lunch and Dinner 10am to 10pmFood concept International and Seafood CuisineActivities: Pool table, table tennis, Kayaks, Sail boat Special offer: Private Jetty Dinner , Happy hour Mon to Thurs 5pm to 7pm (50% discount on all cocktails)
Open for breakfast , lunch & dinner 7am to 10pm
Food concept Healthy Asian local spices seafood Outdoor restaurant Special offer: Khmer Cooking class and Rooftop Private Dinner access. Laundry service. Moto rental.
Restaurant, Lounge, Music of Khmer and Western with fresh seafood. Located at the Crab Market in Kep.
$36 – $117 – Restaurant of Khmer and French inspired cuisine. Eco-friendly swimming pool for children and adults. Botanical gardens. Jewelry and crafts boutique. Professional and friendly staff. Comfortable Eco-Homes of Cambodia near the jungle of Kep national park. The most lovely view over the gulf of Thailand.
Restaurant of Khmer and French inspired cuisine for lunch and dinner. Organic products. The most lovely view over the gulf of Thailand. Homemade ice-creams and Breton pancakes at anytime of the day.
$30 – $60 (breakfast included). Large private bungalows at the base of the mountain in a manicured jungle garden setting. A quiet peaceful area, bungalows with A/C – fridge – fan – CTV – free Wifi – hot water. Free bicycle rental. Big swimming pool with poolside lounge.
There are 3 markets in Kep.
One at the White Horse statue which is 8km from Kep Beach, one in the old Kep town (Phsar Kep) and a small makeshift one at Damnak Chang ‘Ar, 10km from the beach.
About 8km from the White Horse statue, you can find the so-called ”Secret Lake”, locally known as ”Tomnop Tek Krolar”.
Established through hard labour under the Khmer Rouge regime, this irrigation dam, set perfectly in between the mountains and the rice paddies, provides the perfect location for a lazy afternoon on one of the many bamboo platforms. Tubing, swimming and even water peddle cycles are the leisure activities on offer.
Snacks, food and drinks are available.
Set in Kep Province, Palm House Boutique & Spa boasts a year-round outdoor pool and spa center. The hotel has a barbecue and children’s playground, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant or a drink at the bar. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and free private parking is available on site.
Every room is equipped with a TV with cable channels. Some units include a seating area to relax in after a busy day. For your comfort, you will find slippers and free toiletries.
Free use of bicycles and bike hire are available at this hotel and the area is popular for diving.
The area is popular for cycling and fishing. The hotel also offers car hire.
From $50 (incl. buffet breakfast) – Wooden bungalows in a chic oasis on the foot of Kep Nat. Park. 5 min walk to the famous “Crab Market”. Bungalows & rooms with private balcony, A/C, cable TV, safety box, fan, fridge, coffee/tea maker and en-suite bathroom with hot/cold water. Restaurant, lounge & stone bar by the charming swimming pool. Beautiful sunset view on the rooftop restaurant will give you an unforgettable evening. Free Wifi. Visa/MC/JCB/Unionpay. Private, Secure Parking.
Established in 1908, Kep was originally built as a retreat for the French colonialists. For sixty years it thrived as the Khmer’s favorite coastal holiday resort, with its heydays in the 50s and 60s until it fell into ruin – especially after the Khmer Rouge when locals in need of money and food started to dismantle the old villas which you can still visit today.
Some have already been renovated, such as Knai Bang Chatt and Villa Romonea, but most of them are still breathing memories of a different past.
In 2007 a French photographer, Pierre-Yves Brunaud made a serie on the old Kep villas and their inhabitants today.
In 2011, Belgian graffiti artist ROA spray painted 3 giant insects on 3 villas. Ask the tuk-tuk drivers, they can point out the locations.
Beach resort on the coast of Kep, Cambodia in a secluded natural domain of 2Ha including a private beach, Spa, pontoon of 300m long and only 12 beautiful, well-adorned Khmer style villas are set around the botanical garden. Each has its own private terrace. Vast outdoor bathrooms, laden with tropical plants, feature inviting deep oval shaped bathtubs.
Experience extraordinary dining with International and Khmer specialties at our restaurant CHANKIRI with its panoramic roof terrace and the wonderful 360° mountain and sea view or have a romantic dinner in the mangrove forest or on the private sand beach. We also offer cooking classes and beach BBQ’s.
A selection of some smaller activities in Kep which take a maximum of 2 hours each, depending on yourself:
· Visit the small mangroves and try to spot some birds or head for the small salt fields in Kep town. Both are indicated on the Kep map …
· Cycle into ”Kao Krosang” village (see Kep map) and enjoy the village life, see people climbing palm trees to collect the juice, discover an improvised local rice wine brewery, have an iced coffee, …
· Discover the ruins of Kep‘s glorious past along the main road and in the ”French era ruined villas area” (see Kep map) …
· On Saturdays and Sundays there is always Khmer boxing on TV. Head for any local coffee shop and enjoy this martial art, …
· Buy one of the many properties which are for sale and retire …
· Visit one of the Kep temples, meet and chat with the monks …
Free pepper tours in English, French, German, Japanese, Khmer and Spanish. Discover how green, red, black and white pepper are produced. Farm with ecological concerns, using wind & solar power. We also have a quiet, simple bamboo house with balcony for you to relax and stay. Seasonal fruits and cold drinks are available.
Traditional Khmer seafood restaurant serving delicious portion of fresh crabs, squid, prawns and more fresh catches of the day. In Kampot green pepper sauce, sweet & sour style, grilled, BBQ,…
Second restaurant at crab market coming from Shiva roundabout.
Fantastic sunset views, thanks to our corner position. Friendly atmosphere.
Menu in English & Khmer.
$45 – $65 – Double and twin rooms, all ensuite, with ac, fan, fridge + minibar, tv, safe and free wifi. Includes filling, home-made breakfast selection. Swimming pool, jacuzzi and restaurant serving Khmer and French food. Massage, sunset and mountain views from terrace. Free bicycles and tours/transport can be arranged.
A unique semi-open-air restaurant surrounded with mountains and with a sweeping view of the Kep seaside and sunset. Offers a wide range of fresh seafood, Asian and western cuisine. Also has daily breakfast buffet, a la carte dining, and happy hour.
Generous portions, great wine selection, free WiFi and scheduled live music.
From $35 Bar, Organic Garden, Restaurant, Rooms .Swimming Pool, Breakfast Included. Yoga retreat.
Learn to cook Cambodian food by yourself.
1/2 day and full day classes available.
Book in advance.