Song Saa Private Island, Cambodia

Song Saa Private Island, Cambodia

Nested in the pristine beauty of Cambodia‘s Koh Rong Archipelago, Song Saa Private Island is renowned as a sustainable sanctuary of uncompromising luxury that celebrates the beauty of the untouched surrounding wildlife and supports environmental and community programs to preserve Cambodia‘s distinct nature and culture. Surrounded by the dazzling turquoise waters of the Gulf of Thailand, the ethical luxury resort offers discerning guests a host of water expeditions for an enchanting glimpse of the natural landscape and an opportunity to interact with marine life.

Water enthusiasts are invited to enjoy a range of complimentary water sports available at Song Saa Private Island, including paddle boarding, kayaking, windsurfing, Hobie catamaran and sailboat which are fun and relaxing ways to navigate along the island’s coastline, paddle in the waters of the archipelago and explore the nearby beaches and hidden coves on private boat charters.

Song Saa Private Island has spent years rehabilitating the reefs which are now home to a colourful array of tropical fish and vibrant corals after years of rehabilitation. Guests can explore Song Saa’s “House Reef” which is found all around Vista Overwater Restaurant & Lounge with complimentary snorkeling gear borrowed from the resort’s water sports team. For those seeking professional guidance, the Song Saa Foundation House Reef Snorkeling Safari with Marine Scientist is a perfect option where guests are escorted by one of the resort’s qualified marine experts to the House Reef.

The water around the islands are warm and clear with excellent visibility, making it an ideal location for a leisurely dive. The Scuba Diving and Explorations experience is highly recommended by the resort’s water sports manager for qualified divers to discover some of Cambodia‘s finest diving sites, a precious experience for guests to explore the amazing underwater landscapes. Diving instructors provide guidance to ensure certified guests have a safe and enjoyable experience while sharing valuable knowledge about the local marine environment and the different species of fish and corals in the area.

For a truly magical experience in the water, guests can witness one of nature’s most stunning displays by joining the resort’s Bioluminescence night snorkeling session – an underwater light show that is certain to stay with you for a lifetime. Imagine getting in the water and seeing the Bioluminescent Plankton light up in response to your movements. Song Saa Private Island is incredibly lucky to be one of the few places in the world where it is possible to see this phenomenon on a regular basis after dark. Guests may also be fortunate enough to witness this on the main beach at night or if they are residing in the Overwater Villas.

An island destination also perfect for family holidays, families can take a speedboat from Song Saa Private Island and go on an island-hopping tour around the archipelago, taking in the views of the local islands and sweeping vistas where a quick dip in the ocean is optional. Furthermore, Knee Boarding is ideal for children and adults, which is a great introduction for them to learn the principles of water-skiing while enjoying the magnificent ocean view. Banana boats and fun tubes are not to be missed for water fun for everyone, regardless of how old they are.

Created with sustainability in mind, Song Saa Private Island reflects the beauty of the Cambodian coastline while breathing in time with nature. The resort continues to dedicate itself to marine conservation to ensure guests can experience the exceptional water expeditions, immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the Koh Rong Archipelago while preserving the unique ecosystem of the area. Spanning the isles of Koh Ouen and Koh Bong, affectionately known as “The Sweethearts” by locals, Song Saa Private Island is an intimate escape for all lovers of responsible luxury that embraces nature, conservation, and sustainability.

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Thomas has a university background in the UK and in Latin America, with studies in Languages and Humanities, Culture, Literature and Economics. He started his Asian experience as a publisher in Krabi in 2005. Thomas has been editing local newspapers and magazines in England, Spain and Thailand for more than fifteen years. He is currently working on several projects in Thailand and abroad. Apart from Thailand, Thomas has lived in Italy, England, Venezuela, Cuba, Spain and Bali. He spends most of his time in Asia. During the years Thomas has developed a great understanding of several Asian cultures and people. He is also working freelance, writing short travel stories and articles for travel magazines. Follow Thomas on

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