Would you stay in a portable, floating hotel?
IN THE HEART of Southeast Asia is Cambodia, a country which boasts a landscape of low-lying plains, the Mekong Delta, rolling mountains, and the Gulf of Thailand coastline.
Its pride and joy is perhaps the capital city of Phnom Penh, home to the art deco Central Market, glittering Royal Palace, the National Museum’s historical, archaeological exhibits, tuk-tuks and street vendors of all kinds.
Let’s not forget the ruins of Angkor Wat, a massive stone temple complex built during the Khmer Empire, located in the country’s northwest.
History-hunting and culture-seeking aside, in recent years, Cambodia has been on the rise to becoming a choice destination for eco-conscious travelers. And there is no better escape from the hustle and bustle of commercialization than The Jungloo at Floatation.
Inviting travelers to escape the city hassle for sunset aperitifs, romantic dinners, and staycations is Floatation, designed to be a low impact, zero emissions floating hotel, and are the first of their kind in Cambodia.
Here, just a short boat ride from the city, you can take in the fresh air on a balmy evening and enjoy the magical splendor of Sap and Mekong Rivers when they join their flows together, all at your own leisure.
“Enjoy the sunset over Phnom Penh while sipping aperitif drinks. Sit al fresco for a dinner and discover our new menu featuring freshwater fish and prawns direct from the River, as well as Khmer comfort food staples, from fisherman soup to free-range chicken amok. Refreshing Mekong breeze and romantic moonlight complete the feast,” Floatation wrote on its website.
Its floating bungalows is every eco-conscious traveler’s dream as it supports the Cambodian culture and industry by utilizing a locally built gravity-based solar water heater system, solar-powered air-conditioning and lighting, locally produced decorations, and locally made furniture.
If you are up for a little bit of an adventure, opt to stay in newly opened The Jungloo suite, an innovative type of luxury eco-tent that has been packed with sustainable features. The portable, glamping-style accommodation sits on the Mekong overlooking Phnom Penh, so you can treat your eyes to the best views all day long.
For everything else you may need, Floatation also boasts a team of professional sailors, attentive cooks, waiters, and guides to make your aquatic escapade as smooth as memorable.
Should you require a customized cruise on the Mekong for private events such as birthday parties, after work getaways, or weekend outings on the river, the friendly Floatation staff will be ever-ready to assist you.
For more information, visit the Floatation website.