Monkey Maya, Ream, Cambodia

A little ways out from Sihanoukville and Otres, Monkey Maya is in a remote location that allows it to be perfectly serene and quiet . We stayed in a bungalow with its own glorious beach views that opened up below to a long stretch of private shoreline barely inhabited by the few that were present at the hostel. No electricity except for a small window in the afternoon, no wifi - and yet, no worries. We drank with the staff whose personalities were infectious and ate with all other travellers as the restaurant provided offers the only means of food. And after a lazy swim in our secluded beach with glowing blue plankton shimmering on our arms, we were totally sold.

PHOTO: CLAIRE FELIX-FAURE

PHOTO: CLAIRE FELIX-FAURE