A pair of pristine islands known locally as Song Saa – Khmer for ‘The Sweethearts’, the only private island resort in Cambodia has made waves by redefining the notion of luxury. Priding itself on the finer points of taste and elegance — from the glass of prosecco on the boat ride to the island and the gorgeous kramas worn by staff, to the little notes on the villa door with a preview of what to expect at dinner, Song Saa pampers without being obtrusive. Instead, this exclusive sanctuary is synonymous with easy, unpretentious luxury.
Song Saa Private Island is home to 27 luxury villas built from sustainable materials and in perfect harmony with the natural environment. Melita has personally developed a unique aesthetic revolving around her own style of “rustic chic.” Set against the jaw-dropping views of the turquoise waters are organic, found materials that have been repurposed into abstract sculptures, one-of-a-kind fixtures and furniture. These sustainable and inimitable design elements exist in natural tandem with the stunning surrounds.
Each Overwater, Ocean or Jungle Villa is complete with private pools and all forms of creature comforts like high-speed WIFI connection or satellite TV. Here, in the privacy of their plush accommodations, guests can shower looking out over the ocean, sip cocktails while watching the sun set from their private deck or have the resort’s chef treat you and your guests to fresh seafood under the stars — with your feet dipped in the warm water of your private pool. A 2-Bedroom Royal Villa has its own private jetty for speedboat arrival and offers exceptional luxury and privacy, for those in search of a discreet island hideaway.
Wellness at Song Saa goes beyond classic spa treatments. The Spa & Wellness Sanctuary with a Yoga & Meditation Centre lie on the eastern shore, designed to authentically showcase the surrounding Archipelago, its staggering scenery and traditional remedies. A signature treatment like the Karuna Kaya Massage, with deep and rhythmic body work for realignment and softening of the muscular system and stimulation of energy flow, is, for example, held in an outdoor sala. Surrounded by the lush flora of the jungle, with the soothing sound of the waves as your only soundtrack, guests may draw energy from the natural surroundings for inner peace.
There are direct daily flights from Singapore to the main Cambodian airports of Siem Reap and Phnom Penh. Sihanoukville is a 50-minute flight from Siem Reap or a 3-hour drive from Phnom Penh, and private car transfers can be arranged for US$150 each way. Song Saa is a 30-minute private speedboat ride from the coastal city of Sihanoukville. Private helicopter transfers from Siem Reap and Phnom Penh are also available.
Always Included Rates
From the moment you set foot on Song Saa’s exquisite islands, we hope you won’t have a care in the world. For this reason, we offer a simple, Always Included pricing policy: one price, per villa, per night. You will be free to indulge yourself in everything our resort with all meals, unlimited access to our house wines and spirits, high-speed internet access, and use of the resort’s kayaks, sailing boats and snorkeling gear. Rates per villa per night (exclusive of taxes) start from US$1,117.
Song Saa is open for bookings via phone on +855 236 860 360 or email email@example.com. For further information, visit www.songsaa.com.
Editorial by Wilsurn “Pappardelle” Lim