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Song Saa Private Island Cambodia


Discover the picturesque private island – an ethical luxury retreat in Cambodia. A carefree paradise, and intimate escape in a far-flung archipelago. Crafted with love, inspired by the surroundings, Song Saa Private Island offers luxury, serenity, and a deep connection with the environment.

Created with sustainability in mind, Song Saa Private Island reflects the beauty of the Cambodian coastline. It’s a place that breathes in time with nature, built from local materials, by local hands, and infused with local art and soul. An evolved tropical getaway with a pristine private beach, spacious wooden villas, heavenly spa sanctuaries and a preserved coral reef, Song Saa Private Island lets you detach from the world and tune into simple luxuries. 

Built with reclaimed timber and materials from the mainland, the resort’s design and architecture reiterates our commitment to sustainability. Each villa is a private sanctuary, a refined blend of thatched roofs, linen-draped canopy beds, up-cycled décor, and repurposed furniture. Discarded oil drums find new life as lamps. Driftwood serves as a table or bench. Salvaged wood from old fishing boats and factory yards now forms decks and floors and beams. 

Where is Song Saa Private Island located and how to get there?

In the warm emerald waters of the Gulf of Thailand, Cambodia’s islands nestle like dazzling natural jewels. Song Saa Private Island lies secluded in this magnificent seascape, just 29 km or 45 minutes by speedboat from the port of Sihanoukville.

Most of the islands remain undeveloped – deserted oases of virgin rainforests, tropical reefs and glistening white beaches. In Cambodia’s untouched Koh Rong Archipelago, two pristine islands lie side by side. They are known locally as Song Saa – Khmer for ‘The Sweethearts’. The resort spans the islands of Koh Ouen and Koh Bong, connected by a footbridge over Cambodia’s first Marine Reserve we have established to safeguard the islands’ reefs and marine life including turtles, seahorses, and exotic species of tropical fish.

What sort of accommodation is available at Song Saa?

It features 24 luxury Over-Water, Jungle and Ocean View villas built with sustainable materials and with the deepest respect for the natural environment. Open-plan living spaces and outdoor decks with daybeds allow guests to enjoy the island’s magnificent seascapes and rainforests.

All Villas feature king size bed, twin vanity bathroom, oversized sunken bathtub, wardrobe, writing desk, fully stocked personal bar, 40-inch flat screen TV’s, Bose surround sound system, iPod and android docking stations, High speed Wi-Fi, lounge area, outdoor shower, sundeck with day bed, poolside shower, private pool (26m2) and a team of dedicated Guest Experience Ambassadors.

  • 24 private pool villas
  • 2 restaurant and bars
  • Large infinity pool
  • Spa and wellness sanctuaries

What activities are available at Song Saa Private Island?

When it comes to wiling away your time, Song Saa lets you be as active or as inert as you like. Idle on the pristine sands or take off on a diving adventure. Take a sunset cruise across dazzling seas or explore the rainforest trails and see the native plants and wildlife. At night, enjoy a quiet dinner, then retreat to your villa terrace, clinking glasses under the constellations and wondering how you could ever leave.

  • Water sports: scuba diving, kayaking, snorkelling, speedboat
  • Ecological and cultural programmes
  • Private beach
  • Private mooring available

When is the best time to visit Cambodia?

Blessed with a tropical weather, Cambodia can be visited all year round. There are two distinct seasons: dry season, which runs between October and late April, and wet season, which runs between May and late September. During the cooler months, the average temperatures are in the region of mid to high 20 degrees Celsius, and during the hottest months – usually April, May, and June – the average temperatures are in the region of 35 degrees Celsius with high level of humidity. Overall, the best time to visit the country is between November and April.

How can you help protect and nurture Song Saa’s local environment and communities?

The Song Saa Foundation,

Central to Song Saa’s vision is the commitment to conservation and community programmes which ensures the protection of the natural environment and simultaneously supports the needs of the local people. The Song Saa Foundation, an official body is committed to this work in the region.

The work of the Foundation includes:

  • The creation and management of Cambodia first dedicated marine reserve
  • The initiation of Cambodia’s first island-based solid waste management programme
  • The support of local livelihoods, through the promotion of an organic agriculture scheme
  • The coordination of the largest health and education programme on any of the Kingdom’s islands
  • The initiation of projects addressing the local impacts of climate change

Discovery Centre

An interactive and educational space where you can learn more about Song Saa’s conservation and community work. It offers a range of unique activities that allow you to experience the beautiful environment and people of the Koh Rong Archipelago.

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