The ultrachic Bensley Collection Shinta Mani Siem Reap, first property directly operated by Bill Bensley, one of the world’s most lauded hotel designers and who has designed scores of the world’s most spectacular luxury resorts is an exclusive sanctuary on the edge of the city and an excuberant dip into a wonderland wrapped in a lush foliage and other playful flourishes. 12 villas with each a butler, private plunge and lap pool which you can jump into straight from you bed and a roof top terrace with a large daybed serve as the ultimate Siem Reap city oasis. Behind the bathroom is a tiny garden with an abundance of trees, flowers and an open-air freestanding bathtub. A proportion of the extremely high rates goes towards the Shinta Mani Foundation, which funds education and development projects in 22 Cambodian villages. Visits can be arranged and evidence of clients’ contributions to these villages include newly built wells and improved housing. Privileged travellers can make a genuine difference to the communities they visit should they choose to travel considerately.