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With white sand beaches and dazzling waters encircling the tropical jungle wilderness, Koh Rong is one of Cambodia’s most stunning islands.
Set only a 45-min speedboat ride from Sihanoukville, the island has become popular with backpackers and party-goers. However, those who wander further from the main village will be rewarded with their own secluded slice of paradise.
A stay at Song Saa Private Island is a truly luxury escape. With a blissful private beach and a preserved coral reef, you’ll be able to soak up the natural beauty of the island in a peaceful, exclusive setting. This is ethical luxury at its best: 24 private pool wooden villas built from local materials, with thatched roofs, upcycled decor and repurposed furniture. The two restaurants and bars serve delicious culinary delights made with locally sourced ingredients.
There’s a range of ecological and cultural programs to get involved in. Join the conservation team on a trip to the neighbouring island of Prek Svay, where they support the local community.
Go on an island safari to the "sweetheart" islands of Koh Ouen and Koh Bong. You’ll learn about local species and ecosystems, as well as the conservation work that goes into protecting them.
Take part in a traditional Buddhist blessing ceremony by a local team of Buddhist monks. Start your day with a morning yoga session and take part in the afternoon meditation sessions in gorgeous locations around the island.
Spend your days soaking up the sun and relaxing on the pristine beaches, or take off on an ocean adventure. You can go snorkelling, scuba diving, kayaking or take a speedboat tour around the stunning archipelago.
Set off into the jungle to explore the native plants and wildlife with a rainforest tour, while thrill seekers can go ziplining through the lush canopy. In the evening, take a sunset cruise across the glimmering seas and wait until night falls to discover Koh Rong’s famous bioluminescent plankton.
After an adventurous day, you can indulge in the heavenly services of the spa and wellness sanctuaries and soak up the beautiful natural scenery from the infinity pool.
With stunning natural scenery and a private luxury escape, Koh Rong is the beach paradise you’ve been dreaming about.
The best time to visit Koh Rong is from November to February, when the weather is dry and temperatures average 25 degrees Celsius. These months also draw the largest crowds. March to May is hot and dry, with temperatures averaging 35 degrees, although they can get up to a sweltering 40 degrees Celsius.
The rainy season runs from mid-May to early November, bringing short, sporadic bursts of heavy rain throughout the days, which makes for fewer crowds. The temperatures are still hot and the ocean is warm for swimming during this season, however activities such as snorkelling and diving are often compromised by the rain.
We can arrange a private tour to Koh Rong on our luxury Cambodia Explorer itinerary, however you’ll likely want to stay for a few nights to really enjoy this magical island. Swim, snorkel and kayak by day, then sip tropical cocktails on the beach by evening. Soak up the sun on the white sandy beaches or escape to the cool cover of the lush jungle, teeming with exotic wildlife.
Song Saa Private Island is an ethical luxury resort, offering the very best in luxury island living for couples, honeymooners and families. Lonely Beach Resort is a paradise eco-resort located on the unspoilt north shore of the island. Surrounded by forest and a 45-minute hike to the nearest village, the resort is a unique hideaway from the busier parts of the island - only reachable by a three-hour boat ride.