Island holidays never get old but if you’re bored of the same destinations of Thailand by now, there is one neighbouring country of the Thais you should look at – Cambodia.
The native land of the ancient Khmer civilization is proud to premiere its first luxury private island resort of its own, Song Saa. Translated to mean ‘The Sweethearts’, the place which is made up of 2 islands lying side by side (hence the romantic name), is a private gem hidden in a magnificent seascape, accessible just 35 minutes by boat from the port of Sihanoukvilla.
The resort is as seductive as its name suggest. It is intimate; it is luxurious; but above all, it is harmonious with nature with a deep respect for the environment.
Most of the islands remain undeveloped, presenting deserted oasis of virgin rainforests, tropical reefs and glistening white beaches. Speckled across it are luxury over-water, jungle or ocean-view villas, all built with sustainable materials.
The resort also has a world-class restaurant and lounge, both spectacularly positioned just off the island’s shoreline so you can dine and relax in the perfect vantage point to take in the dramatic sunsets, seascapes and starry night the island has to offer.
Upon stepping foot onto the island, it requests only that you leave behind all that you know about conventional relaxation and wellbeing ideas, and let its natural delights take over. There is no centralised spa ‘centre’ here – instead, the whole island serves as a sanctuary where regenerative sites, outdoor salas and discreet treatment villas nestle in the serenity of rainforest and the ocean.
Chakra-clearing, massage, carefully designed spa cuisine and guided meditations are all available on the island, guided by a team of locally and internationally trained therapies specialising in a variety of Khmer techniques and ayurvedic principles.
At the end of the day, Song Saa believes that laughter and fun are the best medicine. It encourages guests to let loose with activities like paddle-boarding, hiking, gardening and more, all available on the island.
For an unrivalled island experience in a new less-heard-of region, Song Saa is the place to be. Draw inspiration and energy from the ocean, the rainforest and the tropical birdlife to relax, rejuvenate and reconnect with inner peace and joy right here at Cambodia’s first luxury private island.
For more information on the island resort or booking enquiries, log on to the official website here.
(Photos: Song Saa Private Island)