Sustainable Luxury At Song Saa Resort Island in Cambodia
After a weekend of snow and cold, you might be looking for your escape to warmer temps and relaxing atmosphere. Imagine trading your snow shovel for a snorkel and boots for a bikini (or board shorts) and head to a private island off the coast of Cambodia. The ultra-luxury Song Saa Resort has your cure for not only winter doldrums, but year round stress.
Cambodia's first private island luxury resort will be setting the tone for resorts to come with their private villas perched over a marine reserve. Technically, it isn't a private island since it spans over 2 separate islands that are connected by a foot bridge, but it most definitely is private and luxurious.
Each of the 27 villas are inspired by Cambodian fishing villages, and the resort features beach-side, rainforest and over-water buildings. Unique in their own way, every one boasts thatch roofs, rough-hewn natural timbers and driftwood furnishings. Imagine waking to the gentle sound of the sea directly below your bed and soaking up the 360-degree views of the Gulf of Thailand. Yeah, this is paradise.
Even the stress of your environmental impact has been considered. The resort is completely sustainable by not only employing 4 conservationists, but creating a unique range of personalized ecological programs for guests to experience the area’s flora and fauna, even offering excursions to local seaside villages to sample the authentic flare.
If you need a bit more rejuvenation, a trip to the Song Saa Spa will make sure you leave feeling like a new person. The entire menu encompasses their three philosophies, Stillness, Healing and Blessings. Buddhist in theme, the ILA Spa is as sustainable as the resort with organic treatments and products.
[Photos: Song Saa]