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December welcomes the opening of the magnificently eco-luxe Song Saa Resort on the Cambodian coast, Southeast Asia’s first over-water stilted villas designed in very Maldives-esque style. We are excited by it because it is ultra-stylish and it offers people a new and interesting alternative to Thailand as a sexy beach break. This ground-breaking luxury villa resort is also as environmentally friendly as they come and very concerned with protecting the virgin rainforests, tropical reefs and glistening white beaches of this area.

Thirty minutes by boat from the southern coast of Cambodia, Song Saa Private Island is extremely secluded with the majority of its surrounding islands completely deserted, but is still accessible by plane from Siem Reap. The design is very much focused around luxury, sustainability and is inspired by Cambodian fishing villages with features such as thatch roofs and use of drift wood.

There are 25 villas all with their own private pool and have ocean views either on the hill, on the beach or over the water and all come with the amenities you would expect, outdoor showers and day beds. You can choose to dine anywhere on the island with 48hours notice or you can eat in their world class restaurant. Diving has been dramatically improved since they restored the coral, or you can go sailing, kayaking or snorkeling. With more than 20 deserted islands close by, opportunities for offshore adventure also abound.

Find out more about the story behind Song Saa here. Feast your eyes on the photos below, or for more information please contact our Southeast Asia specialist, Mark Wright on 020 7289 6100 or mark@ampersandtravel.com.

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