We did not stay at Vine Retreat, so this is only a review of the restaurant.
We went here on a day tour from Kep. We organised a Tuk-Tuk to take us around Kep, to see, where and how the pepper is grown and to see the ruins of Kep (quite spectacular). It is quite a drive out to Vine Retreat, but it is a drive with a view of people doing ordinary Cambodian things set in a landscape of bright green rice fields and lush jungle stretching all the way to Vietnam.
Vine Retreat is set, quite beautifully, between pepper and fruit plantations. The restaurant is located on the second floor with great views over the plantation and the pool. The food, mostly from ingridients from the own plantation or at least sourced locally, is beautiful and typical Khmer (as far as I can tell). The prices are a but higher than what you would pay in Kep, but so is the quality.
All in all a very nice destination for a lunch or an eary dinner if you are on a tour around Kep or Kampot, if you do not want to stay there, which looked really tempting.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Vine Retreat is an eco-conscious yoga retreat centre and guesthouse with an organic garden and pepper farm in Kep, Cambodia. Set on 30 acres of peaceful natural countryside, surrounded by lush green mountains, it's the perfect place for relaxation and rejuvenation. Chill out by our salt water swimming pool, indulge in healthy, fresh, organic food directly from our gardens (we cater to meat eaters and vegetarians) or take a bike ride to explore the local villages. We also have a fully equipped yoga studio which fits up to 25 people. We rent our whole facility for exclusive use for yoga retreat. Please contact us for more information. ... more less