Since the moment it opened, Song Saa has been making making five-star ripples in the tranquil waters off Cambodia's south coast. Pairing an uber luxury setting (and a price tag to match) with an admirable devotion and commitment to the environment, the resort still remains wonderfully unpretentious.
The idyllic villas - whether within the jungle canopy, over the water, or on your own private beach - offer a level of luxury and complete serenity more often associated with a Maldivian island, but with the rich culture and unaffected character that makes Cambodia so attractive. The resort's overall amenities are spectacular - the sunrise infinity pool in particular - but it’s the villas themselves that really spark one's imagination. Employing recycled wood and materials from the resort's natural surroundings (including disused fishing vessels purchased from their owners), the rooms are a heavenly blend of rustic charm and modern chic.
This super-deluxe resort - the first of its kind in Cambodia - is hidden away on the untouched Koh Rong archipelago, just 60 minutes by speedboat from the considerably more hectic Sihanoukville beaches.
In-villa private pools
Diving, snorkelling, kayaking
Bespoke movie experience
If you’re looking for luxury and exclusivity - this is the real deal!
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While Song Saa is an extremely high-end property, they’re dedicated to reinvesting their money back into the resort and are always looking to improve it. Their ethos compels them to protect, support and encourage local communities and sustainability projects, which is just one of so many reasons to love Song Saa.
Besides gorging on the spectacular gourmet food on offer - with views to match - there are activities to reflect whatever mood you are in. Start your day with a yoga session looking out to sea, or with a private meditation, before getting a little adventurous out on the water in a kayak or exploring underneath on a thrilling dive of discovery. Explore the ‘sweetheart islands’ and get to know the local species, habitats and conservation work that takes place here alongside your specialist guide. Grab your complimentary popcorn and cosy in for a night in front of the big screen with your own private in-villa movie screen - wow.
Wow factor can sometimes be tricky to find, but at Song Saa it’s everywhere you turn. It may not be the right choice for everyone, but if it’s exclusivity, privacy and eye-popping scenery you’re after, this is the one. There’s a matching price-tag attached, but plenty of opportunities to take advantage of their phenomenal promotions if you aren’t too tied to when you travel.
The resort's eco-credentials remain at the forefront of the project, with several full time specialists employed to monitor and develop the marine reserve surrounding the island, but their commitment to conservation goes far beyond the borders of the archipelago. Considerable work is also undertaken to support nearby fishing villages and the livelihoods of local communities, and they are continuously looking at different ways to support wider wildlife and ecosystems.
Discover the true breadth of Cambodian culture by exploring the Angkor Temples, bustling Phnom Pehn before heading to the Cardamon Mountains and rounding up with a few days on Cambodia’s islands.