Song Saa Private Island
Song Saa Private Island at a glance.
Song Saa Private Island sits in Cambodia’s Koh Rong Archipelago, which is made up of mostly uninhabited islands – oases of virgin rainforests, coral reefs and pure white beaches.
Song Saa is Cambodia’s first private island resort, and aims to set a high standard of luxury, environmental sustainability and community welbeing through its conservation and sustainable livelihoods programs.
While the island feels secluded, it is only 35 to 40 minutes away from Sihanoukville on the resort’s luxurious speedboat.
Song Saa Private Island provides luxury transfers in our fleet of BMW 5 Series from the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville. Journey time is approximately 3.5 hours.
The resort spans two discreet islands called Koh Ouen and Koh Bong, which are referred to collectively as ‘Song Saa’ – Khmer for The Sweethearts.
The islands are connected by a footbridge over a private marine reserve established to safeguard the islands’ reefs and marine life, including dugongs, turtles, seahorses and tropical fish.
The resort features 27 one and two bedroom jungle, ocean-view and over-water villas, which are designed around the theme of a Cambodian fishing village, but with all the luxuries and modern conveniences you would expect of a world-class resort.
The use of natural finishes throughout helps the resort blend seamlessly into its surrounds and wherever possible recycled and sustainable materials have been used.
All villas on Song Saa Private Island feature.
- King-size beds, dressed with the highest quality linen.
- Exquisite bathrooms, complete with twin bathtubs and indoor shower.
- Outdoor showers to make the most of the tropical climate.
- Indulgent Aesop skin, hair and body care products.
- Wi-Fi access.
- Generously stocked minibar.
- Mini wine cellar.
- A safe for valuable possessions.
- Espresso machines.
- Integrated Bose sound system complete with iPod dock.
Other resort features include.
- Large infinity edge swimming pool straddling both east and west sides of the island.
- Spa and wellness centre suspended among the rainforest.
- Yoga and meditation centre on the eastern shore, ideal for yoga at sunrise.
- Beachside water-sports centre offering sailing, diving, kayaking and snorkeling.
- Fascinating ecological program to experience the area’s flora and fauna.
- Breath-taking wedding venue.
- Two exclusive boutiques to take home a slice of island life.
- Return speedboat transfers (Sihanouk Ville to Song Saa Private Island).
- Return transfers from Sihanouk Ville Airport to Sihanouk Ville port.
2017 All inclusive rates and villas description
2017 Bed & breakfast rates and villas description
Rates are degressive depending on number of nights booked.
Always-included pricing policy.
Song Saa Private Island has a simple ‘one price, per villa’ pricing policy. This means once guests step foot on Song Saa Private Island, they are free to indulge in everything the resort and its surrounds have to offer, knowing that all the resort’s features are included in the price (depending on option chosen All Inclusive or Bed&Breakfast). The only exceptions to this are motorised water sports and treatments at the resort’s spa.
Detail of activities
The resort’s spa – the Song Saa Sanctuary - is made up of private treatment rooms positioned spectacularly in the island’s rainforest and along the water’s edge. The spa reflects the essence of its environment, and uses locally sourced herbs and plants, as well as the islands’ sands and iron-rich stones, in bespoke treatments designed by renowned spa specialists Ila.
Food and beverage:.
At the heart of Song Saa Private Island is the Vista Restaurant and Bar - an over-water lounge and restaurant staffed by world-class chefs. It offers 360-degree ocean views to take full advantage of stunning sunsets and vivid starry nights.
Executive chef Neil Wager has developed a unique style of food that draws its inspiration directly from the surrounding environment. It makes use of sustainably sourced local ingredients, celebrating the natural gifts of the islands in a delicate fusion of traditional Khmer and western cuisines.
The Driftwood Bar is situated on the sand, and makes a perfect casual dining location offering tapas and gourmet pizzas from the woodfired oven and BBQ. This is the perfect location for a chilled glass of wine or a cocktail as the sun sets into the sea.
The resort also offers unique ‘location dining’ experiences, tailored to guests and designed to match the charms of each location on the island.
Song Saa Private Island offers a comprehensive list of wines, champagnes, beers, and spirits, as well as a world class cocktail list.
Conservation and community program.
The protection of the natural environment and the support of local communities is central to Song Saa’s principle of ‘luxury that treads lightly’. The resort has a team of six conservation staff, and has developed partnerships with local villages to ensure the islands never lose the natural beauty that make them so special.
February 28, 2013. At Song Saa Private Island we are proud to announce the opening of the newly expanded 'Song Saa Coral Reef & Biodiversity Conservation Area'.
The protected area is now 40 times larger than before, with an additional 200 hectares of coverage, for a total of 500 hectares. It was and remains Cambodia's only marine reserve.
We hope to provide a breeding ground and safe harbor for key species in the area — like fish, corals, giant clams, rare seahorses, and delicate sea-grass beds — to help grow fishing stocks and retain the integrity of this delicate ecosystem.