17 Thursday Jan 2013

Song Saa private island in Cambodia

For the 2013 year, we are excited to present to our customers a private access to the Song Saa Private Island off the coast of Cambodia, in the gulf of Thailand.

The Song Saa Private Island shares the following information.

  • Song Saa Private Island is the first private island resort development in Cambodia. It sets a new benchmark for luxury accommodation in the country.
  • This high-end, world-class resort spans two small, adjacent islands protected by a marine park established to safeguard their natural assets.
  • The resort is located in the Koh Rong Archipelago of the Gulf of Thailand, just 30 minutes by boat from the local airport at Sihanoukville, which at present has connections to Siem Reap only. Flights are provided by Cambodia Angkor Air and are operated on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. International connections to Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi, Luang Prabang, and Vientiane are available from Phnom Penh and Siem Reap airports.
  • Most of the Gulf’s 61 islands remain completely undeveloped and many are deserted. Think Thailand 30 years ago.
  • The resort features 27 over-water, ocean view and jungle villas. Each features a private pool, sea views, sundeck, air-conditioning, open style bathrooms, mini wine cellar, Bose sound system, iPod docking station, bath and rain shower.

  • At the heart of the resort is an over-water lounge and restaurant staffed by world-class chefs. It offers 360-degree sea views to take full advantage of stunning sunsets and vivid starry nights.
  • The Song Saa Sanctuary is a secluded amongst our jungle and ocean view villas. The Sanctuary uses locally sourced herbs and plants, as well as Song Saa’s pure white sands and iron-rich stones in bespoke treatments designed by ila around the themes of Blessings, Stillness and Healing.
  • The resort also features an infinity pool; a beachside water-sports centre offering sailing, diving, kayaking and snorkeling; a fascinating ecological program to experience the area’s flora and fauna; and an exclusive boutique to take home a slice of island life.
  • Song Saa Private Island has a strong environmental and social charter to ensure this piece of paradise does not go the way of other locations in Asia. The company has established a team of scientists to ensure the continued health of the marine and rainforest environments.
  • Song Saa Private Island is like no other experience in Cambodia. It is centred on the philosophy that luxury should tread lightly and in harmony with nature.

Song Saa over water villa

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15 Tuesday Jan 2013

Koh Rong excursion

Recently we made an excursion to Koh Rong, a remote island off the coast of Sihanoukville province.  The island is located about 2 to 3 hours boat ride from the coast.  Getting to the island can be challenging but it can be easily arranged by a travel agency.

Boat to Koh Rong island

Our trip began with a bus ride from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville.  We decided to take the Soriya bus, but there is a number of other bus operators that provide transfers from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville. Once arrived to the bus station in Sihanoukville, there were plenty of remork and moto-taxi that could easily take you to any hostel or hotel in the city.  The bus price was reasonable but the remork price for foreigners was much higher than for the locals.

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07 Monday May 2012

Happy King’s Birthday and a visit to Koh Rong

This 2012 year, the King’s Birthday falls under May 13th weekend.  For many Cambodians, this is the month for a family trip to the beach or to the country side.

IRG Go brings you more than a regular family vacation by offering you a trip to Koh Rong island.  This untouched territory reveals the most exclusive beach in Cambodia.   This island is not well known to many tourists, hence it is still known to just local people.   An overnight stay on the island will detox you from all that city stress and rejuvenate your energy for years to come.

Please contact us at 023 99 57 25 or email us at [email protected] to learn more about this excursion.

Image was taken in April 2012 during our visit to Koh Rong island.