Six Senses Krabey Island has flung open the doors of its 40 private pool villas to welcome the first guests to try out its Cambodian resort. Stepping off speedboats, guests will find themselves in an island hideaway with dense tropical jungle and a rocky coastline surrounded by azure waters.
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is one of the world’s leading operators of luxury hotels, resorts and spas, managing 18 hotels and resorts across 14 countries.
Its newest resort is located on a 30-acre private island 5 kilometers off Ream National Park in the Gulf of Thailand in southern Cambodia. From Sihanouk International Airport, it is a 10-minute drive to the resort’s mainland reception and then a short 15-minute crossing to Krabey Island. Remote enough yet not cut off from a country offering abundant culture and history.
The resort company has taken huge care not to spoil the unique natural environment where guests are located. Villas are sumptuous, sustainable and thoughtfully-designed, with green living roofs making the most of the natural daylight. Each has a sundeck for lounging and alfresco dining with infinity-edged plunge pools and rain showers.
Six Senses has built two restaurants on the island, both with menus focused on quality local produce. Most of the products used are grown in the resort’s own 3,700 square meters of organic farms and herb gardens. At the resort’s signature restaurant Tree, dishes offer a modern twist on traditional Khmer cuisine with a creative interpretation of Southeast Asian flavors. The other restaurant, AHA, has a focus on lighter dishes, serving up satisfying yet not overly filling international favorites for lunch and dinner. There is also the Sunset Bar, furnished with comfy sofas, lazy hammocks and a generous side order of sun dipping over the Gulf of Thailand. An ice cream parlor serves up more than 15 flavors daily, complimentary for all guests.
It’s hard not to be lured by the expansive Six Senses Spa. Inspired by the sacred Khmer Kbal Spean River, it offers a wide range of holistic rejuvenation and beauty treatments. For those who want to go deeper into their health, the Six Senses Integrated Wellness screening can help to create a personalized program to boost metabolism, energy levels and brain power. The spa also incorporates a comprehensive gym, rooftop yoga pavilion, indoor aerial yoga studio, Crystal Water Room, Meditation Cave and the Alchemy Bar, for blending natural skin care products and essential oils. All products use pure local ingredients.
There are activities for all ages and energy levels including water sports, fishing, snorkeling, speedboat excursions to neighbouring islands, an organic farm visit with cooking classes, night sky observatory, horizon lap pool, jungle fitness circuit and the open-air Cinema Paradiso. “The Nest” kids’ club welcomes children between 4 and 12 years of age and incorporates the Grow With Six Senses approach for reconnecting young guests with nature through play.
Sustainability initiatives include the resort’s own water bottling plant with reusable glass bottles, Earth Lab, and the support of school programs in nearby villages as well as the introduction of sustainable practices within local communities.
To promote the new resort, Six Senses has offered a deal to potential customers. Guests will enjoy a 20 percent savings and complimentary daily half board with the resort’s special opening offer for stays from March 1 to April 15, 2019. The resort is now accepting online bookings via: www.sixsenses.com.