Need to know
40, including 38 suites.
Noon, check-in from 2pm, but both are flexible, subject to availability. There are two day-use rooms that guests arriving early or departing late are welcome to use, if available.
Double rooms from $671.50, excluding tax at 23.42 per cent.
Rates include breakfast from the monumental buffet, and your choice of dishes from the à la carte menu at Aha.
The hotel supports sustainability initiatives and social enterprises in local Khmer communities.
At the hotel
Free WiFi. In rooms: 55-inch TV with satellite channels and streaming, iPod dock and Bluetooth speaker, tablet, minibar, free bottled water, espresso pod machine, tea bar, Organic Pharmacy bath products.
Our favourite rooms
For instant access to the sea and views of lush neighbouring islands, choose an Ocean Front Pool Villa Suite. The Beach Retreat is the ultimate for a family indulgence, with two free-standing villas, floor-to-ceiling panoramas and its own private strip of sand.
Every room has its own pool, but if you’re feeling sociable there’s a large infinity pool for all guests, too.
Six Senses hotels pride themselves on the spa experience – at Krabey Island, the treatment menu focuses on ancient Khmer traditions and includes holistic massage and signature facials (the Wild Kashmir facial uses fragrant turmeric and lavender). There’s also a yoga pavilion, a herbal steam tent, couples treatment rooms, and the Alchemy Bar, where you can mix-and-match herbs to create your own products.
Bring a selection of swimming costumes – you’ll be practically living in them.
The island’s not wheelchair accessible.
All ages are welcome. Extra beds and cots can be added to all rooms; kids under 12 stay free.
Ages four to 12, to take advantage of The Nest kids club.
You can fit a cot in all rooms, but go for a Villa Suite if your little one isn’t that little and needs a full-size extra bed. The Beach Retreat is the move for families of four, with twin villas and a private beach.
Drop off your sprogs at The Nest kids club, where activity leaders will entertain and educate them all day long. Explore the island paradise, snorkel over vibrant coral reefs, stargaze at the observatory, or grapple with water sports in the sea.
Every villa has a plunge pool, so kids can splash on their own patch. For swimming lengths, head to the large communal pool.
Children are very welcome at both restaurants; just ask for a high chair or if you need milk warming up.
If you want a night/day/week off parenting duties, just book a nanny in advance.
No need to pack
A buggy – the hotel will provide one.
Very – when you’re surrounded by this kind of environment, you don’t want to spoil it. The sustainability hub is the Earth Lab, a four-hectare market farm which supplies organic ingredients to the kitchen (including fresh eggs, daily). All cleaning products are eco-conscious, wastewater is recycled, and there are solar panels for power. Oh, and there’s not a plastic straw in sight.