Need to know
63, including 13 villas.
Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm, also flexible.
Double rooms from $268.00, excluding tax at 23.42 per cent.
Rates include breakfast and shared return airport transfers (by minivan and speedboat) from Sihanoukville Airport.
The hotel can pack you off with a gourmet picnic to have on your own patch of this island paradise – or do it yourself after enrolling in a Khmer cooking class.
At the hotel
Beach, gym, yoga, watersports. In rooms: free WiFi, air-conditioning, free bottled water, tea-making kit, Nespresso coffee machine, flatscreen TV and Alila Living bath products. Villas also have a 24-hour host, pool deck with loungers and a cabana with a sunbed, and a pantry.
Our favourite rooms
Every room has some serious design credentials, especially the honeymooner-approved One-Bedroom Beach Villas, where the private pool is lined with an alfresco-lounge-housing pavilion, you can see the sea and the sand is just steps away; they also have huge bathrooms and a secluded setting. There are two-bedroom villas for families and four-bedroom villas for groups.
There’s an infinity pool by the beach, with loungers, palm trees and parasols, as well as some Angkor Wat-referencing architecture. Pool service is available between 8am and 7pm.
The spa has five treatment rooms, including one for couples, for rituals that blend the best of Asian and Western therapies, such as Balinese massage, Khmer-inspired herbal detox scrubs and avocado-based hair treatments.
This is a case of desert-island chic: bring castaway classics and marooned must-haves.
The hotel isn’t easily navigable for wheelchair users.
All ages are welcome, but the resort is better suited to over-fours. Prams and pushchairs aren’t allowed in communal areas and there are steps around the resort. Cots can be added to rooms, and snorkelling kits, armbands and highchairs can be borrowed.