I dont waste anytime whenever I can hop on the plane and take a vacation. We spent a bit over two weeks in Switzerland for our winter vacation part I, we came home to spent Chinese New Year with grandparents then we left for our winter vacation part II, a luxury resort Song Saa on a private island in Cambodia.
Song Saa lies in the Koh Rong archipelago, a pair of islands called the sweethearts in the Khmer language connected by a bridge. Most islands here remain undeveloped so the whole area is untouched with original natural elements.
The resort has 27 villas including 3 spa treatment rooms, it features over-water, jungle and ocean view villas all built with sustainble materials with deepest respect to the natural environment.
The main Vista restaurant offers fine cuisine with a different set menu every day while the Drift Wood Bar offers more casual food such as pizza, pasta, local specialties, the chef suggests and prepares a differnt venue everyday for us, he handwrites on a little piece of paper and hangs it on our door every afternoon. We had a variety of dining experience during our stay, Seafood special on the beach as our Valentine’s dinner, BBQ while watching sunset, Cambodian feast in the room with a theater set up for the girls, we had our last supper at the main restaurant and they made a special kids set menu for the girls.
We enjoyed this 6 day getaway so much, totally pampered and spoiled by the resort. Its wonderful how the girls enjoy the sun and ocean as much as we do and they love swimming, we spent most of our time in the water, either in the main swimming pool or in the room or picking stones/shells by the sandy beach.
8 years after getting my PADI, I am finally back in the water for the first time after giving birth to two girls and now old enough to go to babysitters, we did the dive with the resort Dive instructor Jelena Vukosavljevic (www.mydivingexperience.com), we dived at the Corner Bar, 15m depth with 3-5m visibility, it was sensational to be in the water again and our next dive is coming up in a month in Phuket!
The highlight of our trip was the 30 minute boat trip to the 5 mile white sandy beach. It was a glorious day to have the beach just to the 4 of us with a marvelous picnic lunch prepared for us. The girls enjoy the powder white sand so much that they didnt want to leave the place.
We took the opportunity to visit the village across from us to look inside their daily life, to understand more on the resort’s endeavor on conservation and improving the community’s environment, education and health care.
It was not our first private island journey but it was the first for the girls, Song Saa was a luxury getaway emotionally and physically, until next time, we shall be back!