Spread over a pair of Cambodia's Koh Rong Islands, Song Saa Private Islandhotel is an eco-luxury escape where being green has never been so glam. Lolling over the ocean or secluded amidst tropical trees, each hammock-swinging hacienda will bring modern amenities and castaway comfort to your self-marooning holiday. This is one resort with serious eco cred. Song Saa is situated in a self-made marine reserve measuring one million square metres. There's a team of marine biologists on staff, recycling and waste initiatives are in place, and the hotel is involved in sustainability projects in nearby villages.
Aquatic pursuits should be at the top of the list, with a host of chilled-out activities included in your room rate. Take a snorkelling tour of Song Saa Islands (equipment is included in your room rate), exploring the reefs, seahorses and rainbow-hued fish of this protected pocket. Jump in a kayak and mosey around the mangroves, led by your personal guide. Sea kayaking around the archipelago is also on offer, often teamed with a picnic lunch on a deserted island. If you're staying with the all-inclusive package, all non-motorised watersports are included and you'll get a 10 per cent discount on motorised watersports too.
By night, don't miss the bioluminescence swim – a speedboat will whisk you out into the sea where you can splash in the sparkling waters. Ethereal stuff. Come back to the island for a stargazing session with your private host, who'll explain the constellations and star map, and share drinks and Ayurvedic snacks.
On dry land, local village tours to the nearby fishing village of Prek Svay can be arranged. Nature safaris on Koh Rong – access to this nature reserve are included in your room rate – offer the chance to spot rare bird species and a series of waterfalls, before returning to the resort by longtail boat. One free longtail boat excursion to Sala Song Saa Village Tour is included in your room rate too.
In-room distractions are also available for a fee, including cinema screenings on your private deck, and romantic baths with champagne and chocolate.
Source ~ Mr. and Mrs. Smith