Known locally as ‘The Sweethearts’, Song Saa Private Island is as seductive as the name implies, located across the two private isles in Cambodia’s undiscovered Koh Rong Archipelago.
As the first of Cambodia’s islands to be developed, guests of Song Saa have privileged access to a barely discovered destination; 23 undeveloped islands that are ripe in lush virgin rainforests, tropical reefs and silky white beaches.
Each of Song Saa’s 27 villas promise a sanctuary where guests can enjoy uninterrupted sunset and sunrise views from their private pools or verandas. The Vista Restaurant & Lounge Bar hovers spectacularly over the glistening ocean to provide the most romantic of dining experiences and a haven for guests to enjoy first-class Cambodian cuisine. For soulful pampering, Song Saa’s partnership with Ila Spa introduces a new approach to holistic wellbeing that employs ancestral local knowledge, traditional Khmer healing practices and therapeutic local herbs alongside the wisdom and healing practices of Ayurveda. With the entire archipelago as a playground, guests can immerse themselves in endless activities.
Becoming the first to develop a private island in Cambodia brings opportunity but also a responsibility to set a benchmark in sustainable development and pave the way for future developers that are likely to follow suit. Central to owners Rory and Melita Hunter’s vision is this deep respect for the environment and the people, combined with a belief that private operators have an important role to play in the preservation of these magnificent locations. Song Saa pioneers a new model for sustainability, recycling locally sourced materials to create the resort’s stylish design, whilst The Song Saa Foundation ensures the provision of livelihoods, education, employment, hope and motivation for Cambodian communities.
The resort has been acknowledged globally for its world class luxury and thoughtful, sustainable model of hospitality in Cambodia, truly luxury that treads lightly. International recognition and a host of key industry awards include Condé Nast Traveller, Fodor’s, Mr & Mrs Smith, Tatler, Harper’s Bazaar, Travel & Leisure, Hideaways Magazine and the World Travel Awards. Most recently, they are proud to announce that Song Saa founder and CEO, Rory Hunter, has been selected as a Young Global Leader for 2015 – the only nominee in Cambodia. This honour is bestowed by the World Economic Forum to recognise the most distinguished leaders under the age of 40.
Virgin Responsible Travel Awards 2012
Best Accommodation for the Environment.
Condé Nast Traveller 2014
Most Soulful Spa of The Year.
Smith Hotel Awards 2015
Winner: The Eco Award.