After a dry season from October to April, Cambodia is blessed with a wet season that may start from early May and last until October. Thanks to the southwest monsoon, we get 75% of our rainfall during this time, but that should not dampen your holiday plans, especially when you stay at our cozy resort.
Besides, the rain appears only as a couple of fresh showers a day, although sometimes they turn into storms which are short-lived. This brings cooler weather, which can get quite hot in the dry season, and will allow you to enjoy our tours, dining and outdoor activities without the sweat.
In the rainy season, the Tatai Waterfall reaches the peak of its power and beauty. Spectacular torrents of water gush over the 6-meter tall rocks and thunder down into a milky 50-meter wide curtain. This show, put on by the forces of nature, is a must-see during the wet season. The rapids are safe enough for an adventurous kayak trip down the river, passing through the tranquil jungle.
It is rare that the rain stops anyone from exploring the natural surrounds during the day, but if it does, you can indulge yourself in a full-body traditional Khmer massage offered at our resort while absorbing the refreshing smell of rain and listening to its comforting patter. Our masseuse will get you immersed in a deep state of relaxation during the one-hour session where you leave behind all the stresses of the big city life.
This is also a good opportunity to spend some quiet time reading in the comfort of your lounge, play a game or catch up with a movie in your tent.
As for the food, the rainy atmosphere seems to make them more delicious.
The famous Koh Kong sauce is a perfect fit for the season. This Thai-inspired dip, often used as dressing for fresh salad or seafood, is hot and spicy enough to invigorate the senses on a cloudy day. A local delight that is full of flavor, it is made with lime juice, coriander, charlotte garlic, fish sauce, sugar and of course, chili. Wash it down with local rice wine or even better, with the banana whiskey sourced from the village of Tatai Leu. Come and give it a try.
Experiencing Cambodia’s rainy season is one of the delights of camping and enjoying what nature has to offer. The skies during the rainy spells are a show of colors, from clear blue to billowing dark clouds. Avid photographers will want to capture one of the most amazing sunsets during this time. As the sky breaks into a hue of red to yellowish orange and clouds create crepuscular rays, couples will want to cherish the moment in this most romantic setting.
For those traveling green, 4 Rivers Floating Lodge is a unique destination that aligns with your environmental consciousness. There is so much to see and do even in this traditionally low tourist season.
This is also a great time to take advantage of the lower prices and the long summer school holidays, so come visit our new website and start planning your trip to Tatai River, Koh Kong Province.
It’s glamping time 🙂 !
Anna & Valentin,
owners of 4 Rivers Floating Lodge