Song Saa, Cambodia
The islands of Cambodia lie in the glistening waters of the Gulf of Thailand and the divine resort of Song Saa Private Island makes up part of this magnificent seascape. Set on two small islands, which are connected by a footbridge, you are surrounded by reef teaming with life. This is a private and intimate experience for the lucky few who are privileged enough to stay here. Just an hour by plane from Siem Reap followed by a 35 minute speedboat journey, it is the perfect place to relax after a visit to the temples of Angkor.
The 27 luxury Overwater, Jungle and Ocean View Villas have been created using sustainable materials and are in total harmony with the stunning natural environment in which they sit. Rough-hewn timbers, driftwood and thatched roofs give the resort a rustic feel without compromising on luxury. All villas have private pools and stunning ocean views. Jungle Villas are perched above the rainforest canopy with sunset or sunrise views – the choice is yours. Overwater Villas have private decks from where you can step into the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Thailand or just relax as the sun sets on another remarkable day. Furnishings are rustic chic – vast four-poster beds, oversize baths, carved lanterns and hand crafted furniture made by local artisans.
Song Saa has huge eco credentials which are really at the epicentre of all they do. The resort works with a number of different organisations to ensure the environment is treated with the utmost respect and the protection of the natural environment and support of local communities is central to their ethical charter. Green can be glamorous – this is chic and seriously luxurious but with a conscience.
As you would expect there is a strong focus on locally produced cuisine and the unique dining experiences here are a fresh take on ancient Cambodian traditions fused with western techniques. Here at Song Saa there is an unusual take on the ‘all inclusive’ concept – here it is referred to as ‘always included’ and alongside the expected food and drink, reef snorkelling, sea kayaking, sunrise yoga, participation in the Song Saa Conservation and Community Programme and a variety of island rainforest encounters are also included in your stay. Spa treatments are additional however; definitely worth indulging in. There is no ‘spa centre’, rather carefully considered spaces, salas and treatment rooms throughout the island where exceptional therapists fuse traditional Khmer techniques with ayurvedic practices for a truly mind blowing experience.
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