A Visit to a Magic Island

You might be forgiven for thinking Song Saa doesn’t exist.Floating secretly off the undeveloped coast of Koh Rong, Cambodia, it is as if your subconscious dreamt a very lovely dream and it actually came true.photography-FionaCampbellPhotography-SongSaa_029Upon arriving at Sihanoukville our driver spent a good while hunting for the boat before eventually handing us over to a sleek speedboat and its crew. You can’t easily find it marked on a map, there is only one way to get there. It may not exist.photography-FionaCampbellPhotography-SongSaa_030photography-FionaCampbellPhotography-SongSaa_031But upon arriving on the private island hotel you are quickly transported to a world of luxury where everything is taken care of. There is free pink champinoise on tap, little amuse bouches dotted around your room wrapped in betel leaves and jars of chocolates. A soulful sound of bamboo pipes wafts through the jungle. Soft sand and warm waves. Then there’s your private infinity pool and the spa. And the glorious outdoor shower among the palm trees. Magical dinners on the sea shore. It is possibly the most perfect place for a wedding or a honeymoon you could imagine.Did I really go there? I’m no longer sure. I hope my pictures take you there. photography-FionaCampbellPhotography-SongSaa_032photography-FionaCampbellPhotography-SongSaa_033photography-FionaCampbellPhotography-SongSaa_034photography-FionaCampbellPhotography-SongSaa_036photography-FionaCampbellPhotography-SongSaa_035photography-FionaCampbellPhotography-SongSaa_037photography-FionaCampbellPhotography-SongSaa_038above from top: the view from the mainland at Sihanoukville. Koh Rong is one of the most undeveloped coastlines in the world, recently written about by Huffington post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/15/places-that-arent-famous-yet_n_5226475.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063; the speedboat to the island; Natalie who kept me company; bottom; the view from our hotel room over the infinity poolwww.songsaa.com