Responsible luxury lovers eager to invest in resort real estate still have a chance to own a villa on the first luxury private island development to be completed in Cambodia’s pristine Koh Rong Archipelago, Song Saa Private Island.
Setting a new benchmark for eco-friendly luxury resorts, Song Saa will feature 27 rainforest, beach, and over-water villas, each with private pools with sizes ranging from 135 square metres to 301 square metres. Adopting a ‘Rustic Chic’ design, the resort features over-water building and thatched roofs and utilises natural materials such as rough-hewn timbers and drift wood. At the heart of the resort will be an over-water restaurant and lounge, positioned just off the island’s shoreline and surrounded by ocean.
A final phase of seven beach villas and a two-bedroom over-water royal villa featuring a private boat and jetty were recently released. Priced from $600,000 all villas offer an 8 percent guaranteed yield for five years.
Song Saa is the first and only development in Southeast Asia to offer over-water villas for private ownership on 99-year leases. Offering an experience comparable to the Maldives, the island is accessible by seaplane flight from Siem Reap and Phnom Penh, where two daily flights will be operated by the resort.
“Song Saa is this decade’s Amanpuri. It offers a well balanced design, ideal for a private holiday home and investment which has the ability to generate consistent income through a managed rental program run by an experienced luxury resort specialist team,” says David Simister, Chairman, CB Richard Ellis Indochina, the sole agent for Song Saa.
The eco-friendly resort is scheduled to open its doors to guests this November, and its serene location coupled with its eco-philosophy looks set to usher in a new era of green tourism for Cambodia.