If you want a honeymoon that blends the quintessential fly and flop with some culture and history, Cambodia is the perfect destination.

Yet to experience its major tourism boom compared to its South East Asian neighbours, Cambodia has retained its unspoilt scenery and authentic charm. A phoenix rising from the ashes of a turbulent past, Cambodia is very much a destination on the up; all the more reason to enjoy a luxury honeymoon here sooner rather than later.

Those in search of sun, sea, sand and some pretty spectacular hotels to boot should head to the coastal towns of Sihanoukville or Kep. While the pristine white sand beaches and beautifully clear ocean have always been there, it's taken a while for some really good hotels to catch up. The wait, however, is over with the hotly anticipated Song Saa resort very much living up to (high) expectations, among other great properties too. One of the best things about Cambodia's coastline, though, is that it is dotted with beautiful, uninhabited islands so you can sunbathe on a different beach every day. There are some fabulous spas in these areas too so the happy couple can unwind after the whirlwind of chaos that is a wedding; a certain amount of relaxation is the key to any luxury honeymoon.

Honeymooners looking for a spot (or a bucket-load) of culture will have their socks firmly blown off by Cambodia's Angkor complex. Best seen at sunrise when the view is nothing short of life-changing and the crowds haven't arrived yet, Angkor is a truly spectacular collection of centuries-old temples spread over roughly 250 square miles.

For a taste of modern Cambodian life, Phnom Penh is the place to be with its French colonial influences, buzzy rooftop bars and bustling local markets. It's also a great base from which to step into Cambodia's turbulent and bloody history with a tour of the Killing Fields and S-21, the prison where many were tortured and killed under the Pol Pot regime.

So whether you simply want to spend your honeymoon lounging on the beach, or if you want to intersperse the relaxation with some culture and history, Cambodia is a truly exceptional destination.

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Eating a delicious picnic lunch on the terrace of a floating house on Tonlé Sap lake (the biggest freshwater lake in Asia) and observing the locals' industrious way of life

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Where to go

Angkor Wat - Siem Reap

Siem Reap & Angkor Wat

Spend time exploring the galleries and workshops of Siem Reap before the highlight; the awe-inspiring temples of the Angkor site.

Beach in Sihanoukville

Coastal Cambodia

The Coast of Cambodia is going to be the next big thing in Asia.

Where to stay

Pool view at Song Saa, luxury hotel in Cambodia

Song Saa

Few could have predicted that Cambodia's untouched Koh Rong Archipelago would be the destination of one of the most hotly awaited hotel openings of recent years.

The outdoor at night at 4 Rivers Floating Lodge, luxury hotel in Cambodia

4 Rivers Floating Lodge

Floating on the Tatai River near Koh Kong town and surrounded by dense, lush vegetation at the foot of the Cardamom Mountains, 4 Rivers Floating Lodge is an environmentally friendly four-star boutique lodge.

Knai Bang Chatt, luxury hotel in Cambodia

Knai Bang Chatt

Knai Bang Chatt is a boutique hotel in Kep that is ideal for honeymooners or anyone craving a laidback beachfront location.

The pool at Amansara, luxury hotel in Cambodia

Amansara

This secluded enclave was built in the 1960s as the guest villa of King Sihanouk.

Belmond La Residence d'Angkor

Belmond La Residence d'Angkor

Set within a leafy walled garden on the riverside in central Siem Reap, the hotel is just 15 minutes drive from Angkor Wat.

Flower detail at Raffles Hotel Le Royal, luxury hotel in Cambodia

Raffles Hotel Le Royal

An historic hotel dating back to the 1920s, Raffles is within easy access of Phnom Penh’s main attractions such as the Royal Palace, Central Market, Russian Market and the National Museum.

Shinta Mani Shack

Shinta Mani Shack

Much like its sister hotel, Shinta Mani Shack (formerly Shinta Mani Resort) provides arguably one of the most contemporary and design-focused places to stay in Siem Reap. The resort is walking distance of the old market, cafés and bars, and just a 15 minute drive from the temples of Angkor.

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