Perhaps Cambodia is mostly known for its rich culture, its tragic history (Khmer Rouge) and its ancient temple complex, Angkor Wat. But have you ever imagined that you could also experience a luxurious and relaxing beach vacation in the country? The truth is it’s very much possible to have that epic Cambodian island getaway, which is usually offered by neighboring country Thailand. And one of the premier spots to enjoy such a great vacation is pristine Song Saa Private Island.

Situated in the country’s Koh Rong archipelago, Song Saa actually occupies two small islands, which are linked to each other by a footbridge. These islets are locally referred to Soong Saa, which means “The Sweethearts” in the Khmer language. Thus, the romantic image of crossing a bridge in the middle of the shimmering clear sea, which is also a protected marine reserve, is reason enough to consider a stay at this unique resort!

Aside from top class facilities and service, Song Saa Private Island offers its visitors complete privacy and serenity. It is after all, the only resort in the entire archipelago. Booking accommodation at this resort means staying in over-water bungalows, which come with private pools, indoor and outdoor showers as well as your very own views of the sea. And if you love Mother Nature, you will be happy to know that Song Saa strives to be environmentally-friendly. In fact, most of the bungalows’ physical features and furniture are driftwood and fishing boat timber, which has been recovered and recycled. The resort also has a team of marine biologists who look after the marine reserve and initiate conservation, recycling and waste management projects.

Soon Saa Private Island also treats its guests to a world-class restaurant and lounge, located just off the shoreline of the island. Dining here means not only enjoying gourmet cuisine but also the uninterrupted ocean panorama, which is made even more dramatic during sunsets.

The resort was established with the vision of providing guests a worry-free island escapade. This is why the management adopted the always-included pricing policy. The payment for the villa per night already includes access to the major facilities and amenities available at the resort. These include a large infinite pool, a gym, a yoga and meditation center and various water sports like snorkeling and boating.

Additional charges will be imposed on certain things such as motorized water activities, some spa treatments and adventure trips. You do not also have to go to the mainland to shop for gifts and souvenirs as the resort also has a boutique, which sells a range designer labels, body care products as well as local art pieces and crafts.

Of course you have all the opportunity to relax and have a picnic on the islets or watch the sea blend beautifully with the horizon from your villa. But if you’re up for some exploring, why not go for kayaking trip around the nearby mangroves. If you are feeling more adventurous, hiking through the jungle will surely provide some excitement. To get to know the inhabitants and the local culture in the area, you can also opt for a visit at the Prek Svay fishing village. The neighboring island of Koh Rong is also an excellent spot to explore during the day.

Time to pack your bags, leave your worries behind and head off to a blissful vacation at the intimate and seductive Song Saa Private Island. TRANSFORMING THE WAY WE TRAVEL