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InStyle magazine, August 2013
This Month’s Hotels: Island Retreats
Often described as " like Thailand was 20 years ago ", Cambodia is perfect for Eastern escapism minus the tourists. Song Saa' s 27 luxury villas make the most of their stunning surroundings, with some set on stilts over the sea, others nestled o
HOTELS Magazine, June 2013
Song Saa Private Island in Cambodia used the country’s fishing villages for design inspiration, leading
to villas with features such as thatch roofs, roughhewn
natural timbers and driftwood furnishings.
Travel + Leisure, May 2013
A luxury pioneer on the Southeastern shore.
AsiaSpa, May 2013
Co-founders Rory and Melita Hunter’s dream
come true, environmentally aware Song Saa
is Cambodia’s most luxurious island resort.
VivirBien Lifestyle Magazine, May 2013
Su isla propia en Camboya
Justo en medio del Golfo de Tailandia es posible alojarse en una isla privada que conserval las bellezas naturales y culturales de Camboya.
Recommend Magazine, April 2013
Song Saa Cambodia's Lavish Resort
Cambodia, the land of smiles, is a veritable paradise for adventurous travelers.
American Spa, April 2013
Island Living: sustainability and beauty make a magical connection to Song Saa Private Island,...
Womens Health Magazine Australia, March 2013
ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND
Come away to Cambodia for some life lessons you’ll never forget.
La Tavola, March 2013
Song Saa Liaison amoureuse
Suorsdei – willkommen im
Paradies! Auf der Insel der
Verliebten trifft naturverträgliches
Design und soziale
Verantwortung auf auf
Departures, March 2013
Cambodia's only private-island retreat, Song Saa (villas: from $1,335, Koh Ouen, Sihanoukville, songsaa.com) in Koh Rong Archipelago, is a tree-and-a-half-hour drive (and quick boat transfer) southwest of Phnom Penh.
xcellence magazine, February 2013
Resort to decent accommodation
Song Saa, a staggeringly beautiful new five-star eco-resort on a private island in the unspoilt Cambodian Koh Rong archipelago.
Harper's Bazaar, January 2013
Travel Hot 100
Song Saa which translates as 'the sweet hearts' in Khmer is Cambodia's first private island resort.
Tatler Travel Guide, January 2013
101 Best Hotels in the World
Now this is something special.
GQ Magazine, January 2013
100 Best things in the world right now
"Thailand meets the Maldives" may seems like an impossible dream, but it's one that Cambodia with its silky beaches and island-specked share of the Gulf of Thailand, is now living.
VOGUE AUSTRALIA, January 2013
A new family looking for SPIRITUAL REBOOT get what they needed at the thought-of-everything IDYLL of Song Saa, Cambodia.
CEO Magazine, January 2013
While the vast majority of Cambodia's visitors flock to Angkor Wat in the north of the country, more adventurous travelers are discovering the unspoilt beauty of Song Saa, a unique resort located on two private islands off the coast of the Kingdom of Camb
Home Beautiful Magazine, January 2013
Hotel Inspiration Transform
A private island, all pristine beaches and unspoilt rainforests in the undiscovered Koh Rong archipelago, calls for luxury with the smallest possible footprint, and that’s exactly what Rory and Melita
Hunter are serving up.
PAVONE Magazine, January 2013
The New Cambodian Resort
NZCT Magazine, January 2013
Luxury that treads lightly
Hindsight is a wonderful thought process. Had I declined an invitation to visit Song Saa Private Island, Cambodia, I know now it would be one of my greatest regrets in life.
TRAVELER LUXE MAGAZINE, December 2012
Song Saa Private Island
Diplomat Magazine, December 2012
Venetia Van Kuffeler and her new husband explore Cambodia's rich and peppered history, glorious island retreats and filmic Angkor temple.
The Sunday Times, November 2012
"This Way to Hotel Heaven"
A new wave of designer accommodation is transforming travel in the Far East
Sleeper Magazine, November 2012
Hotel Design, Development & Architecture
Australian couple Rory and Melita Hunter have created a private island resort off the coast of Cambodia, using local and sustainable materials to create an atmosphere of barefoot luxury.
TTG Luxury, November 2012
TIME TO REFLECT
Song Saa has been recognized as "Best accommodation for environment" in this year's Responsible Tourism Award just eight months after opening in Cambodia, write April Hutchinson.
Desirs de Voyages, November 2012
Bons Baisers de Song Saa
Ouverture parmi les pluis attendues de 2012, Song Saa Private Island transcende les codes de l'ailleurs, l'envie, d'être au milieu de nulle part.
House and Garden, October 2012
A land of temples,natural beauty and indomitable spirit,this fascinating country has over come its troubled history to become a much-anticipated stop on the South-East Asian tourist trail
The Sun Hearld, October 2012
Five stars in the rainforest
Cambodia's leap into luxury
TTG Asia, September 2012
A New Song
Cambodia's first private eco island is helping forge the country into a desirable standalone destination
Departures Japan, September 2012
The Resort Issue
Conde Nast Brides, August 2012
Honeymoon Guide 2012 - 2013
Cambodia is a place of fascinating contrasts, peaceful people, luxe hotels, and simple village life
Sphere, July 2012
Sometimes you just don't want to share
The Sunday Telegraph, July 2012
Enticed by its temples and dazzling new island resort, Maggie O'Sullivan found Cambodian's every bit as inspiring as their country
Virgin Airlines Magazine, June 2012
Song Saa Private Island (www.songsaa.com) has brought new luxury to the region.
Spa Australasia, May 2012
The Sweethearts’ is the English translation of the Khmer words Song Saa, and this isolated resort in the Gulf of Thailand is indeed a lovers’ paradise
7x7 Magazine, May 2012
Cambodia's Second Coming
The otherworldly feel of ancient ruins and deep jungles at Siem Reap.The burgeoning arts and culture scene in Phnom Penh.
Miles of pristine coastline in Kep. This is Cambodia today.
Vogue India, May 2012
Little old never - seen - anything - like - it Cambodia
The Good Life, May 2012
Good To Know, Good Spots
Ming Pao Daily, May 2012
Song Saa Private Island Cambodia
SongSaa’s luxury is second to none
Hotel and Lodge, May 2012
In the Koh Rong archipelago a new resort sets the standard for luxury
Sai Kung, May 2012
161 spring things
Cambodia's first luxury island resort is a little gem in the Gulf of Thailand
Conde Naste Traveller, May 2012
The Hot List 2012
The worlds most exciting NEW hotels
Newsweek, May 2012
My Private Island
Off the coast of Cambodia the Song Saa Islands offer Robinson Crusoe like isolation in luxury.
Australian Gourmet Traveller, May 2012
Song Saa Private Island is the fivestar eco-resort that’s leading by example in a country looking for change.
Southeast Asiaa Globe, May 2012
Song Saa offers a number of guest 'encounters' - from water sports and snorkelling to rainforest hikes and mangrove kayaking - many of which are designed to engage visitors in the resort's conservation work.
Hotels by Design, April 2012
Rhapsody in the Blue
Over the course of two years, an elegant, deeply comfortable hotel has emerged where guests feel an instant and overriding sense of place and community.
Conde Nast Traveller, April 2012
Cambodia, from famous temples to secret islands
"The villas - some in the rainforest, other edging the water or on stilts over it - are sumptuously spacious with unobscured sea views..."
The Week, March 2012
Hotel of the Week
"The first luxury resort on Cambodia's coastal island, Song Saa in an "understated" paradise..."
Friday Magazine, March 2012
Top 5 Eco Holidays
With the strap line 'luxury that tread lightly', the owners passionately believe that, with the right mind-set, tourism is good for communities and for the environment.
The Times, March 2012
The Latest in Island Luxury
There is little that promises unbridled luxury more fully than the words "private island", and this is Cambodia's first
ES Magazine, March 2012
Nestled in the heart of Cambodia's Koh Rong archipelago, the Song Saa island retreat is he ideal destination for couples looking for some R and R.
The Straight Times, March 2012
Cambodia's Luxury Coast
The Koh Rong archipelago located in the Gulf of Thailand is said to be what Thailand's islands were like 30 years ago - beautiful and unspoilt.
Le Figaro, March 2012
Song Saa bleu Cambodge
In front of us, thrust out above the water under palm roofs, are the restaurant and bar with their terrace bathed in sunlight
MoneyWeek, March 2012
Where to stay in Cambodia
When you close your eyes and think of paradise, if you see "an island hideaway, with white-sand beaches kissed by gin-clear waters" or "a place covered in virgin rainforest, bordered by tropical reefs", then you are thinking of Song Sa
Harrods Magazine, March 2012
Who has not dreamed of their very own island in the sun? For all but a few, the fantasy of a private paradise of sandy beaches surrounded by azure waters has remained beyond reach - until recently.
Grazia, Australia, March 2012
The Other Cambodia
Song Saa is the master of surprise when it comes to once-in-a-lifetime "destination" dinners too.
Elle, February 2012
Metro, February 2012
Renew your sense of adventure
The island resort is designed to be a modern and luxurious interpretation of a Cambodian fishing village,...
The Sunday Times Travel Magazine, February 2012
A fabulous Far East Retreat
Wanderlust, February 2012
With new flights and lodges, Cambodia's beaches and islands are more accessible than ever!
Selling Long Haul, February 2012
The Far Side
Set to further raise Cambodia's profile as a burgeoning tourism destination is Song Saa...
Mabuhay Magazine, February 2012
10 Romantic Escapes
These 27 overwater, rainforest and beach villas may look like the Maldives, but the sexy haven with plumped-up interiors, high-pitched, sustainable thatch roofs and glass floors...
Stylist's 'The Great Escape 2012', January 2012
The Great Escape 2012
Back to work, back to holiday plans!
TTG Luxury, January 2012
Playing it Cool
Some of the worlds coolest resorts
International Property Luxury Collection Magazine, January 2012
Meet the Sweethearts
There are two pristine islands lying alongside each other in Cambodia's unspoilt, Koh Rong archipelago. Known locally as "Song Saa" the sweet heards in Khmer
Vantage Magazine, January 2012
"This eco sensitive retreat teems with virgin rain forests, tropical reefs and unspolit beaches"
Traveller's World, January 2012
His Favourite Sister
Something is happening off the coast of Cambodia.
The Independent on Sunday, January 2012
12 Travel resolutions for 2012
Wherever you go this year, make sure you get the best from your holiday.
Wedding Ideas Magazine., January 2012
2012 Weddings Abroad
Stress free ideas for your honeymoon or big day abroad.
InStyle, December 2011
Travel News, See the world in first-class style
"Think luxury, high-end design with a little rustic chic..."
You and Your Wedding, November 2011
Your Passport to Paradise
"...head to Cambodia's first private island resort, Song Saa, for some serious R&R."
House and Garden, November 2011
"At last it is possible to combine a visit to the temples of Angkor with a stay on Cambodia's unspoilt coast..."
How to Spend It, October 2011
"The resort spans two islands - its accommodation in the jungle-rich interior, on the beach or over water..."
Seven Hills Premium, October 2011
Cambodia - new paradise of South East Asia
Cambodia has desert islands of lush forests and oceans of coral, called by some as "The Last Paradise". Song Saa Private island is one such island.
Boutique 1, October 2011
Fall into Autumn and Winter
"...an intimate resort in an undiscovered paradise."
Palace, October 2011
Song Saa Private Island Cambodia's Answer to Koh Samui
"Song Saa Private Island, to be completed in late 2011, is Asia’s first environmentally planned island resort."
Square Meal, October 2011
"This December Cambodia will launch the first of several planned private island resorts combining luxury and conservation."
South China Morning Post, September 2011
Cambodia offers fund in the sun
"Think of golden sand, glorious beaches and luxury retreats in Asia..."
Quintessentially, September 2011
"Another year, another mind-bogglingly stunning paradise island resort..."
Asia Spa, September 2011
Dare to Dream, The Ultimate Indulgence
Luxury treading lightly for seduction and sustainability
Signature Weddings, August 2011
50 best places to Wed - Simply Heavenly
The exotic island offers an exquisite setting at a buddhist temple.
Marie Claire Japan, July 2011
Travel In Style
"Financial Times" has selected it as the new hotspot for tourism in year 2011
Squarefoot.com.hk, July 2011
The Next Resort
It's summer and the time to crank out the summer thrillers at our favourite resorts.
Condé Nast Brides 2012 Honeymoon Guide, July 2011
Exclusive Hot Spots
"Romantic and remote, it has all the classic features..."
Conde Naste Traveller, July 2011
Love Song to the East
Cambodia's hotel scene comes of age with a jungle-meets-beach resort perfectly in tune with its environment.
Hong Kong Tatler, July 2011
Asia's leading boutique hotels and high-resorts have embraced environmentalism.
Daily Telegraph - Ultratravel, June 2011
Barefoot Island Retreats
Unspoilt, barely inhabited islands, empty white sand beaches and untouched coral reefs still exist off Cambodia, just as they did off Thailand 30 years ago.
The Business Times, Weekend Magazine, June 2011
Turning private retreats into public resorts
Asian Hotel and Catering Times, June 2011
The Greater Mekong area is launching some of the most interesting hotel developments in the region.
The Peak, June 2011
Villas built over water and on the shores of a private island off the southern coast of Cambodia are stylish hideaways for wealthy castaways
Monocle, June 2011
Q&A: Rory Hunter
A new hotel brand for Southeast Asia is merging luxury with responsibility.
PrivatAir The Magazine, May 2011
Serenity On Islands
Having an island to yourself is a perfect solution for those in need of real privacy.
Tatler, April 2011
One Step Ahead: Cambodia
Koh Samui, Nha Trang, and Penang once had it, that special South-East Asian boho beat we love. There's change a-coming in Cambodia.
Vogue, April 2011
Charlotte Sinclair delights in the fabled region's gentle approach to luxury travel
VANITY FAIR, April 2011
Best List 2011 - Best Water
The sea around Song Saa Private Island, Cambodia, is some of the world's clearest in one of the last untouched paradises.
The Sunday Times, March 2011
Asia's Greatest Island Getaways
Cambodia is tipped to be the next big thing in Asia, with this place, due to open towards the end of the year, confirming its ascent upmarket.
Country&Town House, March 2011
On the Horizon
City hotels, country inns and eco lodges - Juliet Kinsman earmarks the most lust-worthy new stays on our hotel hit list
Esquire, March 2011
Evolution of Vacation
Song Saa caters to both types of people, those who go for "vacation" and those who go for "traveling". Perfect for both purposes Song Saa......
TTG Luxury, March 2011
voice of reason
"We hope what we're doing will serve as a template for others" Rory Hunter, owner
Travel Daily Asia, February 2011
Cambodian private island resort unveils villas
Song Saa Private Island to offer Southeast Asia's first overwater villas...
Capital, February 2011
Exclusive places in the world
Song Saa, one of the last paradises in Asia....
luxury briefing, February 2011
Boredom is the new luxury!
Setting new standards for responsible high-end accommodation, developers Rory and Melita Hunter are following a strict conservation programme....
Financial Times, January 2011
The hottest new trips for 2011
November brings the opening of Song Saa, the country's first private island in the Koh Rong archipelago.
Evening Standard, January 2011
New Year, New Destinations
The private Song Saa all-villa resort will be aimed at the luxury traveller when it opens in South Cambodia......
The Independent, January 2011
2011 Where to go, what to do
The loS experts' month-by-month guide to the best new travel experiences for the coming year from wintersport to top sunshine destinations
The Times, January 2011
Stylish, chic, and sexy: this year's best new places to stay.
Crescent-shaped plunge pools overlook the sea....
The Loft, January 2011
The New Cambodia
...Cambodia is emerging as a significant location for both business and pleasure. Tourism figures are up 20 percent on last year,
Secrets Jet Tour Magazine, January 2011
Far away from the effect of fashion, secrets and trends balance is a form of purity into luxury. Song Saa Private Island Resort....
The Phnom Penh Post, December 2010
Song Saa tipped as new hot destination.
The hottest up-and-coming destinations tipped by travel experts.......
Financial Times, December 2010
Kep has an extraordinary stretch of 1950's and 1960's seafront villas. Their decadent weekend homes......
South China Morning Post, October 2010
A new wave of luxury beach resorts will soon give Cambodia's tourists more options then its famous temples......
The Insider, October 2010
"Out of this world experiences"
In Cambodia's untouched Koh Rong
Archipelago, two pristine islands lie side by
side. They are known locally as Song Saa -
Khmer for 'The Sweethearts'.
Akademi Fantasia, September 2010
Asia's Best Diving Heaven in Cambodia
Detailing the conservation work taking place in the area, Song Saa Resort is described as a pioneer in eco-friendly tourism for Cambodia and the region.
A Luxury Travel Blog, September 2010
Holidaying in Cambodia is no longer just a trip to Angkor Wat.
Song Saa Island is pinpointed as a pioneer in eco-friendly tourism that will cater to the region's expanding tourism industry...
Property Report - South East Asia, September 2010
Luxury Living - SE Asia's 20 most luxurious properties
Property Report South East Asia’s pick of the most luxurious villas and condominiums for sale throughout the region. Song Saa villa, Cambodia......
Luxury Property, August 2010
“Australian's Rory and Melita Hunter are revolutionizing Cambodia's luxury property industry."
South China Morning Post, March 2010
Asia tiger primed and ready to pounce
Rising from the ruins of war, Cambodia is becoming a hot real estate investment market
The Nation, February 2010
Emerging property markets
For those of you looking to move investments into property, there is one rule of thumb: timing is not everything, it's the only thing. Here are some of the top new emerging locations.
Luxury Property, January 2010
Spread across two idyllic islands connected by a footbridge, this eco-sensitive resort takes its inspiration from local materials, details and textures to establish a new benchmark for luxury in Cambodia.
The Sun-Herald, November 2009
A once-struggling nation is starting to rival its better-known neighbours.
Phnom Penh Post, October 2009
Dream Team a Hard Act to Follow
The husband and wife team behind the Brocon Group have, over almost half a decade, become experts at transforming properties which seem beyond repair.
Cambodia Daily, August 2009
Expat rentals build the walls of business success
At the age of 4, Rory Hunter discovered his entrepreneurial skills when he set up a stall and sold farm produce outside his parents' house near Sydney. Today, at the age of 34, he is putting his talent to work in the Cambodian property market.
Phnom Penh Post, July 2009
Paradise in the making
Sales are already underway for villas being built on a pair of pristine islands in the Koh Rong archipelago that will be developed into a high-end resort.
Time Magazine, June 2008
Cambodia is losing its killing fields image as tourists and hoteliers flock to the country's little-known coast.
Dragon Air In-flight Mag, May 2008
Cambodia's idyllic south is poised on the cusp of development.
Travel & Leisure, February 2008
A Slice of Paradise
Over-the-top villa developments are popping up along Southeast Asia's coastline, but which ones are the best bets? Daniel Ten Kate scopes out the splashiest projects being built.
SE Asia Globe, January 2008
Luxury island resort given go ahead
An Australian property developer has been granted final approval to build Cambodia's first ultra-luxury holiday resort on the south coast islands of Koh Oeun and Koh Bong -- known locally as the "sweethearts."
Travel & Leisure, December 2007
Cambodia on the move
Watch out Thailand. Cambodia wants to be Southeast Asia's biggest beach destination.
SE Asia Globe, December 2007
The sky's the limit
Although the days when you could buy a house for a crate of beer are gone, there are still golden opportunities in Cambodia real estate.
Hotels by Design, November 1999
Rhapsody in the Blue
Over the course of two years, an elegant, deeply comfortable hotel has emerged, where guests feel an instant and overriding sense of place and community.