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Founded in 2011 by Rory and Melita Hunter, Song Saa Private Island lies secluded in the sapphire waters of the Gulf of Thailand, just 30 minutes by boat from the international airport of Sihanoukville. Most of the islands remain undeveloped – deserted oases of virgin rainforests, tropical reefs and glistening white beaches. The resort features 27 luxury overwater, jungle and ocean view villas built with sustainable materials and with the deepest respect for the natural environment. As a guest, you’ll be among the first foreigners to experience this beautiful, untouched world, where rare hornbills will land on your balcony. In this private intimate setting, you will lose yourself in the natural world.

The protection and responsible management of Song Saa Private Island’s natural assets is an absolute imperative for the owners, as are their social programs to support local communities. They currently have a team of four people working with government and non-government organizations, conservation authorities and community leaders to ensure Song Saa Private Island never loses the things that make it so special. In keeping with Song Saa’s ethos of luxury that treads lightly, the executive chef Neil Wager is developing a unique style of food that draws its inspiration directly from the surrounding environment. He cultivates his own garden and aims to reduce carbon footprints. The experienced Chef utilizes what is available locally, supporting and developing local farms and building farmers’ knowledge of new ingredients.