These are two small islands in particular that captured our hearts – Koh Ouen, meaning ‘woman’, and Koh Bong, meaning ‘man’. These two discreet islands sit side by side in the sparkling sea like lovers, and so earned the local name ‘Song Saa’, meaning ‘the sweethearts’ in Khmer.
All 27 villas have an indoor and outdoor bathroom and a private infinity pool, and there is high-speed internet across the island. The most luxurious villa on the island is the 2-bedroom Royal Villa, but every dwelling on the resort oozes comfort and sophistication. The villas are either 1-bedroom or 2-bedroom and are spectacularly positioned in the jungle, by the ocean or perched over the water in the style of traditional fishing shacks.
The 2-bedroom villas sleep six guests and they have a very large living room, which is a great venue for parties of up to 100 people. Guests arrive at the resort by speedboat from Sihanoukville and complete their check-in on the boat so they can head straight to their villas upon arrival
In Cambodia’s untouched Koh Rong Archipelago, two pristine islands lie side by side. Song Saa – Khmer for ‘The Sweethearts’ lies off the coast of Cambodia.
FOOD & DRINKS
The centerpiece of the resort is the Vista Restaurant and Bar, which sits over the sea, accessed via a wooden walkway, with 360-degree ocean views. This is more of a fine dining restaurant where you will get a selection of three different things for starters, main course and desert - and the food is absolutely superb.
The Driftwood Bar is a more casual dining experience, situated on the beach and offering BBQs, wood-fired pizzas and tapas. 'Destination dining' can also be arranged free of charge for those who wish to dine in a private location, such as beach, a fishing boat or with their feet dangling in the swimming pool.
During the day there is a trolley offering drinks and snacks like Malaysian satay. And there are often special events like wine tasting sessions or parties, like the Song Saa Full Moon Parties that feature a delicious tasting menu of cocktails.
The facilities on Song Saa's two islands include an over water restaurant and cocktail lounge with 360-degree ocean views, infinity edge swimming pool with poolside restaurant offering delicious 'Cambodian street-food', a water sports center providing motorized and non-motorized water sports, a beach side bar and a spa offering luxurious treatments within a hilltop location.