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

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.

Resort features :

  • 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.

The spa

The resort’s spa – the Song Saa Sanctuary – is made up of private treatment rooms positioned spectacularly in the island’s rain forest 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 sustainability 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 wood fired 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.

Villas details

Quantity: 9
Interior: 74.57 sqm
Sundeck: 18.51 sqm
Pool: 22.79 sqm
Total: 115.87 sqm

Perched among the rain forest canopy looking out over the open ocean with the choice of sunrise or sunset views.

Quantity: 2
Interior: 223.02 sqm
Sundeck: 52.56 sqm
Pool: 33.12 sqm
Total: 308.7 sqm

Pure privacy amongst the trees with expansive, 180 degree ocean views. One villa faces pure east, and the other pure west.

Quantity: 6
Interior: 86.12 sqm
Sundeck: 23.24 sqm
Pool: 26.10 sqm
Total: 135.46 sqm

Step into the ocean from your private balcony, or quietly watch the sunset from the pool.

Quantity: 2
Interior: 215.91 sqm
Sundeck: 52.56 sqm
Pool: 33.12 sqm
Total: 301.59 sqm

180 degree views for the perfect sunset. Ideal for those seeking space and privacy without foregoing intimacy.

Quantity: 7
Interior: 86.12 sqm
Sundeck: 40.25 sqm
Pool: 17.33 sqm
Total: 230.98 sqm

Spectacular sunrise views from the privacy of your own beach, with an overwater sala for private dining with your loved one.

Quantity: 1
Interior: 223.02 sqm
Sundeck: 52.56 sqm
Pool: 33.12 sqm
Total: 308.70 sqm

Arrive by boat to your private jetty, amid the seclusion of our most exclusive villa. Views are across the ocean with perfect sunsets as well as north over the open.



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.

So much to do at Song Saa Private Island

Private beaches reachable by long-tail boat
Song Saa Private Island is in a unique position to offer each and every guest their own private beach on one of the surrounding uninhabited islands. Imagine lounging on your own stretch of untouched white sand fringed with palm trees and dazzling turquoise waters. We’ll take you to some of the archipelago’s most stunning locations by traditional long-tail boat.

Khmer fishing villages
The traditional fishing villages of the Koh Rong Archipelago have remained unchanged for many years. Experience the warmth and hospitality of these vibrant communities and see what we are doing to support sustainable livelihoods. Explore the world of Khmer agriculture and herbal remedies, with support from our Khmer-speaking community expert. Sessions can be tailored for adults and families.

Kayaking
Head out in one of our kayaks to explore the beautiful unspoiled coves and bays of the surrounding archipelago in your own time. Stop and have a picnic, explore deserted islands or kayak through mangrove forests that are home to tropical birds and other creatures.

Snorkeling
Explore the local reefs around the Song Saa islands and get to know some colorful marine life. See vibrant corals and the many fascinating sea creatures that live within them – and if you’re lucky you may even come across a seahorse, grouper or a parrot fish.

Guided snorkeling tours on our private reef with our resident marine biologist
If you’re a fan of the underwater world, you will love the chance to head out with our expert marine biologist to see how we are caring for our own private coral reef. See how the corals are coming back to life after years of destructive fishing practices, providing homes for tropical fish and a host of other sea creatures.

Swimming
Slowly but surely, Cambodia’s idyllic islands and shining white sands are becoming known to beach lovers all over the world. At Song Saa Private Island we are graced with warm, safe waters that are perfect for cooling off on a hot tropical day. Dive into the sparkling tropical sea and see why Cambodia has a growing reputation as one of the world’s best beach locations.

Scuba diving
Be among the first to ever scuba dive in the warm waters of the Koh Rong Archipelago. This undiscovered marine environment is home to rare seahorses, amazingly colorful nudibranches, schools of barracuda, sea turtles, giant clams and even dugongs. See the work our marine biologists are doing to rehabilitate the reefs around the islands, or visit some of our favorite nearby dive sites.

Sailing
Take our hobby sailing boat out on the calm tropical waters. This is suitable for two adults and is the perfect way to commune with the wind, the sea and all the elements that make this stunning seascape so special.

Other water sports
The Song Saa guest experience is one that is defined by the ocean – by the white sand beaches, warm turquoise waters, vibrant reefs and hidden coves and bays. Water sports are naturally a very important part of this experience. At Song Saa Private Island we have wake boards and inflatable tubes that we can tow behind our speedboat, as well as water skis and stand-up paddle boards, so that guests will never be short of fun things to do in the water.

Tropical bird watching
We are incredibly fortunate to share our islands with some amazing tropical birds, including a colony of threatened horn bills. We have built a series of observation platforms that you can climb to watch our colorful feathered neighbors, and if you’re really lucky you may even see a horn bill land on your balcony.

Cooking classes with our world-class chefs
Learn how to cook some classic Cambodian dishes after touring the Chef’s Garden, where you’ll be introduced to a variety of traditional Khmer ingredients. Watch a demonstration from our world-class chefs or roll your sleeves up and try the techniques that make these dishes so popular. We provide the aprons and the tools. All you need are your taste buds and some walking shoes.

Local farm tours by buffalo cart
Take a trip by traditional buffalo cart to a local farm and see how villagers are pursuing sustainable livelihoods on the land. We’ll introduce you to a world of Khmer agriculture and herbal remedies, with support from our Khmer speaking community expert. Sessions can be tailored for adults and families.

Nature discovery adventures and wildlife encounters
Join one of our Conservation Team members on a nature discovery adventure and get up close and personal with the various creatures that call these islands home. We have some old-growth rain forest on our own island of Koh Bong or more adventurous guests can take a tour of the jungles on nearby Koh Rong. This is a chance to learn about the cultural and historical significance of the various creatures that share the islands with us.

Tropical island treasure hunts
What kid doesn’t love a treasure hunt? This is a chance for kids to learn about the local environment while having a ball. Kids follow a trail of treasures that leads them back to the Discovery Center where a ‘natural’ treasure awaits. Suitable for families and children.

Gourmet family picnics on the pristine beaches
Explore some of the most beautiful beaches in the archipelago and enjoy a mouth-watering picnic lunch against a background of turquoise water and pure white sand. This is one of our most popular activities.

Tariffs per day per villa at Song Saa – Bed & breakfast

Low season April 2017 – October 2017
Villa type
1 pax – Single room
2 pax – Double room
1-bedroom Jungle Villa
828USD
882USD
2-bedroom Jungle Villa
2364USD
2416USD
1-bedroom Over Water Villa
1688USD
1740USD
2-bedroom Over Water Villa
2538USD
2590USD
1-bedroom Ocean View Villa
1262USD
1314USD
2-bedroom Royal Villa
3372USD
4024USD
High season November 17 – December 2017 excluding Peak dates
Villa type
1 pax – Single room
2 pax – Double room
1-bedroom Jungle Villa
1224USD
1278USD
2-bedroom Jungle Villa
3182USD
3234USD
1-bedroom Over Water Villa
2320USD
2372USD
2-bedroom Over Water Villa
3044USD
3456USD
1-bedroom Ocean View Villa
1776USD
1830USD
2-bedroom Royal Villa
4468USD
4520USD
Peak season 23rd December 2017 – 06th January 2018
Villa type
1 pax – Single room
2 pax – Double room
1-bedroom Jungle Villa
1462USD
1516USD
2-bedroom Jungle Villa
3674USD
3726USD
1-bedroom Over Water Villa
2698USD
2752USD
2-bedroom Over Water Villa
3294USD
3976USD
1-bedroom Ocean View Villa
2086USD
2140USD
2-bedroom Royal Villa
5126USD
5176USD

Free for children aged 0 to 12 years old.
50% for each child from 6 to 12 years old.
1 bedroom villas allow max 3 persons.
2 bedroom villas allow max 5 persons.

Rates are inclusive of the following:

  • Room and Breakfast.
  • Snorkeling gear.
  • Wi-Fi throughout the resort.
  • In villa tea/coffee/unlimited drinking water.
  • Complimentary long tail boat excursion to Sala Song Saa village tour.
  • 15 minute foot ritual.
  • All taxes and service charges.

Tariffs per day per villa at Song Saa – All inclusive

Low season April 2017 – October 2017
Villa type
1 pax – Single room
2 pax – Double room
1-bedroom Jungle Villa
1142USD
1412USD
2-bedroom Jungle Villa
2732USD
3002USD
1-bedroom Over Water Villa
2026USD
2296USD
2-bedroom Over Water Villa
2908USD
3178USD
1-bedroom Ocean View Villa
1584USD
1854USD
2-bedroom Royal Villa
3756USD
4024USD
High season November 17 – December 2017 excluding Peak dates
Villa type
1 pax – Single room
2 pax – Double room
1-bedroom Jungle Villa
1534USD
1806USD
2-bedroom Jungle Villa
3566USD
3836USD
1-bedroom Over Water Villa
2664USD
2934USD
2-bedroom Over Water Villa
3750USD
4062USD
1-bedroom Ocean View Villa
2098USD
2370USD
2-bedroom Royal Villa
4874USD
5142USD
Peak season 23rd December 2017 – 06th January 2018
Villa type
1 pax – Single room
2 pax – Double room
1-bedroom Jungle Villa
1824USD
2148USD
2-bedroom Jungle Villa
4120USD
4444USD
1-bedroom Over Water Villa
3100USD
3424USD
2-bedroom Over Water Villa
4376USD
4698USD
1-bedroom Ocean View Villa
2462USD
2786USD
2-bedroom Royal Villa
5598USD
5918USD

Free for children aged 0 to 12 years old.
50% for each child from 6 to 12 years old.
1 bedroom villas allow max 3 persons.
2 bedroom villas allow max 5 persons.

Rates are inclusive of the following:

  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner in any of our dining venues. Vista, Driftwood bar, private dining location.
  • Unlimited house wines, house beers, house spirits, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • In Villa Dinning.
  • Access to non-motorized water sports equipment such as snorkeling gear, kayaks and sailboats.
  • Wi-Fi throughout the resort.
  • Daily laundry, 3 pieces per person and per day.
  • Minibar restocked daily. Alcoholic, non-alcoholic beverages, selected snacks.
  • Shared return transfer from Sihanoukville Airport.
  • Shared return speedboat transfers to and from Song Saa.
  • Complimentary long tail boat excursion to Sala Song Saa Village tour.
  • 15 mns foot ritual & 15 mns neck/shoulder/head massage.
  • 10% discount on motorized water sports.
  • All taxes and service charges.

Royal Villa includes:

  • Private Butler.
  • Private Chef.
  • Private Jetty.

Rates do not include motorised water sports (diving, wakeboarding, water skiing, off islands excursions), spa treatments, and reserve wines & spirits

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