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Song Saa is a year-old resort in Cambodia’s off-the-beaten path Koh Rong Archipelago. The resort spans two pristine private islands that are connected by a footbridge set over a marine reserve teeming with colorful sea life. Guests can choose rooms with sunrise or sunset views, private balconies that reach out over the water, and private pools when booking.
The eco-conscious resort recently introduced five- and seven-day wellness retreats that include lengthy massages, guided meditation, health and environment-conscious cuisine, and plenty of free time to fill with exploring the island, snorkeling, kayaking, and beach picnics.
Song Saa’s acclaimed spa isn’t a spa in the traditional sense—there is no main building, and guests meet with the “Head of Wellness” when they arrive on the island to plan their personal program. This could include anything from a rainforest hike, to a facial in the great outdoors to a sunset with a glass of champagne. Essentially, Song Saa seeks to bring guests to a sense of equilibrium so they leave feeling healthy, happy, and balanced.
Song Saa also prioritizes establishing a sustainable relationship with the land and native people. In 2015, the resort introduced “Journeys of Change” programs, which are five-day trips with a flexible itinerary that blends relaxation at Song Saa with cultural and ecological excursions into the neighboring communities and wilderness to help guests understand and connect with life in the Koh Rong peninsula.