Need to know
11am; check-in, 2pm. Both are flexible subject to availability, and charged at a half-day rate.
Double rooms from $890.00, excluding tax at 23.42 per cent.
Inclusions for bed and breakfast and all-inclusive rates differ, but all include breakfast, shared speedboat transfers from Sihanoukville, a 15-minute Khmer Foot Ritual, access to the private nature reserve and snorkelling kit to use on the House Reef.
Tucked into the rainforest, Ila Spa Sanctuary draws on local herbs, oils and sand in treatments such as the Song Saa Blessing, a soothing 150-minute ritual. There's also a yoga pavilion by the pool for early morning stretch sessions.
At the hotel
Gym, Ila spa, gardens, free WiFi throughout, free tea, coffee and unlimited bottles of house drinking water, three pieces of laundry a person a day. In rooms: flatscreen TV, iPod dock, indoor and outdoor showers, sunken bath tubs, Aesop toiletries.
Our favourite rooms
All of the villas offer ocean views, private pools and an effortlessly luxe blend of thatched roofs, rustic timber beams, earthy stone and polished marble walls. Four-poster beds, Moroccan lanterns and carved tribal statues add flair to each eco-chic space. Perched among the canopy, the two-bedroom Jungle Villa scores points for its crescent-shaped layout and generous kitchen and living area. Its seclusion makes cheeky dips in the outdoor bath tub a must.
Not content to offer just sunrise or sunset views, the infinity-edge pool cleverly straddles the east and west sides of the island. Each villa also has it's own sea-view plunge pool.
Song Saa’s open-air spa is made up of private spa pavilions dotted across the island; it embraces the Buddhist philosophy of metta bhavana – the cultivation of loving-kindness and the spa menu is divided into three sections: stillness, healing and blessings. Choose from soothing Kundalini back massages, coconut oil rituals, Khmer leaf herbal massages, mudwraps and rainforest facials. Fancy a spa session under the stars? Nighttime spa sessions for two – soothing relaxation rituals – can be arranged with a day’s notice.
Sarongs, swimwear and your snorkel kit. If you forgot to pack your favourite kaftan, shop up at the island's two exclusive boutiques.
All-inclusive rates include a local village tour and an additional 15-minute head, neck and shoulder massage.
Children of all ages are welcome. Both the bed and breakfast and all-inclusive plans are free for children up to five years old; children aged six to 12 will be charged half the adult rate.
This is one resort with serious eco cred. Song Saa is situated in a self-made marine reserve measuring one million square metres. There's a team of marine biologists on staff, recycling and waste initiatives are in place, and the hotel is involved in sustainability projects in nearby villages.