Looking to escape somewhere incredibly remote and undiscovered? Check into Cambodia’s first private island resort, Song Saa. The resort is situated on 2 neighboring islands in the Koh Dong archipelago. Located in the Gulf of Thailand, 20 miles off of the coast of Cambodia, most of the neighboring islands only have small fishing villages, while most are completely uninhabited.
The resort is the vision of Australian founders Rory and Melita Hunter. From the beginning they wanted to imbue Song Saa with a mix of “environmental protection, social responsibility, and world class luxury.”
So many spots to linger over a long meal by chef Neil Wager.
At Song Saa Private Island we strive to embrace the Buddhist tradition of ‘metta bhavana’ or loving kindness. We are inspired by the Buddhist principle of reverence for all beings and aim to follow the tradition of offering blessings to others. Matching Song Saa’s focus on conservation and ‘luxury that treads lightly’ is ila’s commitment to source only sustainable wild harvested natural products from artisan producers, in ways that benefit local communities. The result of this perfect union is the Song Saa Sanctuary - a place of peace and gentleness where mind, body and soul are restored to their natural stillness and harmony.
All images courtesy Song Saa