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Song Saa resort completes first mock-up property

Song Saa Private Island, Cambodia’s first luxury private island resort has recently completed the first mock-up villa.
“We are pleased to see the project’s steady progress. The completion
of the first one-bedroom jungle villa marks a key milestone for Song
Saa and illustrates the quality of development that we aim to achieve
at the resort.” said Rory Hunter, CEO of Brocon, the Australian-owned
company behind the development.
The upmarket resort is being built on Koh Ouen and Koh Bong in
Cambodia’s pristine Koh Rong Archipelago. Upon completion, the resort
will feature 25 rain forest, beach and over-water villas, each
featuring a private pool. Adopting a ‘Rustic Chic’ design, the resort
is inspired by Cambodian fishing villages with features such as
over-water buildings, thatch roofs, use of rough-hewn natural timbers
and drift wood, while offering the amenities and services one would
expect from a five-star resort.
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. Other resort facilities include an infinity edged pool, gym, spa
& wellness centre, yoga & meditation centre and a beach side
water sports centre offering a range of activities such as sailing,
diving, kayaking and snorkelling.
The resort commenced construction in March 2010 and is now well
underway and on schedule to welcome guests in November 2011. The second
show villa will also be completed by mid-February.
The first phase of villas was launched for sale through sole agent
CB Richard Ellis in late 2009 and sold out within two months to a
diverse mix of global investors spanning from Japan, Norway, UK and
France. Following the success, the subsequent phase of one-bedroom
over-water villas was launched in October 2010.
“The quality of the completed show villa at Song Saa is unmatched by
other product seen to date on Cambodia’s coastline and the development
offers an opportunity for investors to get in early at the start of the
development cycle.” said David Simister, Chairman, CB Richard Ellis
Development on Cambodia’s coastline has been limited to date and
tourism in Cambodia has been largely centred on Angkor Wat and Siem
Reap. However, with regular airlift from Siem Reap and Phnom Penh to
Sihanoukville scheduled to begin in March, this will be a major
catalyst for growth in Sihanoukville and Cambodia’s south coast
tourism. Song Saa is accessible by a 20-minute boat ride from the
Sihanoukville port.
Alternatively, the resort can also be directly accessed by a
one-hour sea plane flight from Siem Reap. Brocon has recently finalised
a deal with a sea plane operator to operate two daily flights to and
from the island, making the resort extremely accessible for owners and
hotel guests who can enjoy an extended beach holiday following their
visit to Siem Reap.
With the resort scheduled for a November opening, a highly
experienced team has been put into place to oversee the management of
Song Saa Private Island. Heading the team is Jean-Paul Riby, the
resort’s General Manager who is a specialist in small, remote luxury
resorts with over 15 years of experience.
Even prior to the resort opening, Song Saa Private Island has already been selected as “The Hottest New Trips for 2011” by the Financial Times, “Stylish, chic, and sexy: this year’s best new places to stay” by the Times and “2011 Where to go, what to do” by The Independent.
A limited number of over-water villas remain for sale through sole agent CB Richard Ellis.
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