Published: 11 April 2014 by: Gemma Price
0
0
0
s2smodern

Image: Song Saa

After discovering twin islands Koh Ouen and Koh Bong 25 minutes off the coast of Sihanoukville, known locally as Song Saa – Khmer for 'The Sweethearts' – then honeymooners, Rory and Melita Hunter decided to devote their married lives to safeguarding this undiscovered virgin paradise.

Seven years on, the 27 spacious water, jungle and ocean view villas, lie at the heart of a private marine reserve – Cambodia's first – which protects one million square metres of the islands' reefs and marine life. Villas have been constructed using sustainable materials recovered from the beach.

Even desks and chairs have been crafted from fishing boats that were no longer seaworthy, enabling their former owners to finance a new vessel to support their families. And in keeping with Song Saa's eco-conscious philosophy, the resort's team of four expatriate chefs, led by executive chef Neil Wager (who has cooked for Prince Andrew, David Beckham and Brad Pitt) uses ingredients cultivated in the onsite organic garden or sourced from local sustainable farmers and fishermen (Rooms from US$970).

 

PERFECT FOR COUPLES WHO:

Want to play Robinson Crusoe (in the lap of luxury).

MOST BEAUTIFUL BEACH:

Both!

DON'T MISS:

Taking a long tail boat to picnic on Koh Bong beach.

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER

If you have an appetite for regular, bite-sized travel content we invite you join our online VIP community and sign up to receive your FREE Holidays for Couples Weekly Edition.

Holidays Shortbreaks
+

Favourites

No favourites yet!

Explore More

Asian Islands For Two - Phu Quoc, Vietnam

Phu Quoc, a largely undeveloped 567-square-kilometre island and form

South Pacific Island Getaways: Cook Islands

Relinquish the hotel day bed and discover storytellers, safaris, v

The Ten Most Beautiful Beaches and Islands in the

Deserted beaches, gin-clear waters teeming with sea-life, a welcomin

Add comment

     


Security code
Refresh