Why is it cool? It’s more than just a resort – Song Saa is also a non-profit organisation that was established to protect the inhabitants of the Koh Rong Archipelago, improve the welfare of its communities and preserve the local environment.
What else? It helps, of course, that the resort is extremely luxurious (and comes with an appropriately eye-watering price tag). If you’re prepared to shell out, you can stay in breathtakingly beautiful villas (made with reclaimed materials, naturally) that jut out over the water, complete with private pools.
The area: Song Saa really is all about giving back, so you can organise to visit the local communities it works with, as well as the rainforest reserve – and the best way to do that is by booking a trip on The Ahyoka, the resort’s own dedicated sustainability yacht. Obviously.
Getting there: Nightly rates from £1,141 on an all-inclusive basis, based on two sharing and including transfers from Sihanoukville. songsaa.com; Vietnam Airlines flies to Sihanoukville from Paris via Ho Chi Minh City, from £720 return.