Monday, 11 July 2011 12:00 AM
Holidaymakers who place a great deal of importance on the impact of their vacation on the environment might be tempted to head to Cambodia.
The nation is set to open its first island eco resort, with Song Saa – meaning ‘The Sweethearts’ – the first of a number of private island resorts that will blend conservation with luxury.
Those interested in visiting can book through Bridge & Wickers, which is offering tailor-made trips to Cambodia.
Spread over two islands – Koh Ouen and Koh Bong – the Song Saa resort offers 25 villas built with sustainable materials, as well as a wellness centre and spa, which are suspended above the rainforest floor.
There is also a yoga and meditation centre on the eastern shore, designed to offer enthusiasts a place to practice their positions at sunrise.
For those who love their luxury, a large infinity edge swimming pool straddles the east and west sides of the island, while adventure lovers might enjoy the various water sports on offer.
A three-night stay costs from £1,259 per person based on two sharing a Hilltop Jungle Villa, with the price including return plane transfers from Siem Reap or Phnom Penh.
It also covers the cost of the speedboat to the island, all meals, most drinks, a foot massage on arrival, mini-bar, laundry, and use of kayaks, snorkelling gear, kite board, wind surfer and sailing boats.
Cambodia is located in south-east Asia and neighbours Thailand, Laos and Vietnam.
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