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About Koh Rong
Koh Rong is a wonderful example of what happens to a pristine island paradise once everyone starts to hear about it. It’s by no means spoiled, it’s still extremely beautiful and peaceful, in parts, but where once there were a few beach-hut style resorts around the tiny village of Koh Tuich, there’s now rows of backpacker hostels, beach bars, lively restaurants and plenty of opportunities to have fun. In such flux it’s difficult to make recommendations for the best places to stay in Koh Rong. However one resort makes it very easy. By far the top of our Guru’s list of the best places to stay in Koh Rong is the Song Saa Private Island with its award winning spa and wonderful over-sea villas.
But even if you can’t quite afford the Song Saa, you can still find your own patch of paradise on Koh Rong. Just walk out from the town and you’ll start to hear the sounds of the island taking over from the bass of the bars. There’s plenty of beach to go around - 43 to be precise, plus the phosphorescence of the ocean and the peace of the lush, untouched jungle interior all comes as part of the island’s package.
As the island becomes more popular there are also other resorts springing up close to other hamlets, but there are no roads on the island, so expect to do most of your travelling on foot or by boat. This is also a great spot for snorkelling and diving.
Our pick of the best places to stay in Koh Rong is very popular and not somewhere you can just book on the spur of the moment. You'll need to be organised and plan well ahead!
- The Song Sea Private Island has just 27 villas, the kind on stilts over the waters with glass floors, plus the best spa in Cambodia and one of the best in the world. They offer private dining which is as indulgent or as healthy as you want it to be and in addition to being beautiful and luxurious, it’s also won awards for its environmental responsibility.
Still not sure which is the best place to stay on Koh Rong for you? Browse through our list of all the best places to stay on Koh Rong, expand your search to include all our Cambodia recommendations, or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.
Best Hotels in Koh Rong
Song Saa Private Island 27 rooms from $1127Kaoh Rung, Koh Rong
A private island with award winning spa treatments and eco credentials. Rustic yet superlatively luxurious villas include uninterrupted ocean views, including glass floor viewing windows: watch the fish beneath your feet. Dining is as healthy or indulgent as you'd like with plenty of private dining.Spa breaks - Best spa in Cambodia, one of the best in the world. Repeatedly winning awards it is part of the destination.Eco break - Song Saa has won several awards for its enviromental efforts.Hideaway - A veritable hideaway: your own private island.Sailing - Head out for an evening cruise and swim amongst the water's bioluminescence. Ethereal stuff.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet