Offering a slice of paradise, this private island resort is ideal for a romantic, nature-centric getaway.
Cambodia's number one destination is inarguably the ancient Khmer temples, most notably Angkor Wat. But those in the know also make time for the islands. Unlike their counterparts in Thailand, the Cambodian islands (in the Gulf of Thailand), are one of the world's last true havens. A sanctuary within a sanctuary, Song Saa inhabits two small, private islands connected by a footbridge over a marine reserve established by the resort. It's only 30 minutes by boat from Sihanoukville, but the atmosphere is pure solitude. Divine villas overlooking the jungle and sea feel as if they are part of the landscape; perhaps because they are, having been constructed from reclaimed driftwood and fishing boat timber. Khmer-inspired treatments, guided meditation and healthy cuisine are all part of the house spa experience, while dining blends ancient Cambodian influences with upscale Western cuisine. Included in the rates are snorkeling, sea kayaking, sunrise yoga and rainforest encounters with the house conservation team.