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Alila Villas Koh Russey

Alila Villas Koh Russey, Coastal Cambodia

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If the idea of losing yourself in paradise appeals, spend a few days at this uber relaxing hotel for a few days. The emerald cast-away island of Koh Russey, with its super soft white-sand beaches and away-from-it-all location, might be just what you are looking for. Bobbing just off the coast of Cambodia, the resort is home to beautiful teak-lined villas, twinkling infinity pools and a stunning setting, all within easy reach of the mainland. It’s the perfect refreshing stop-off between exploring the capital Phnom Penh and the magnificent temples of Angkor Wat.

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Alila Villas Koh Russey
  • rooms

    There are two types of Pavilion Rooms; with a garden or ocean view framed by jungle foliage and a private balcony or terrace to enjoy the views. Alternatively, the sleek villas are stunning and spacious with wonderful vistas. These are all entirely private and self-contained with kitchenettes, separate living area a pool and garden. Choose from one or two bedrooms with a garden or beach-front setting whilt the opulent Four Bedroom Beach Villas are luxury homes benefitting from huge outdoor and indoor living spaces.

  • facilities & activities

    This unique resort has plenty to offer whether you plan on anchoring yourself to a beach-front sun-lounger or heading off in seach of action and adventure. The infinity pool overlooks the sea and is reminiscent of the shape of the temples of Angkor Wat, shaded by palm trees and an easy saunter to the sea. There’s a beautiful spa fully focused on restoring your well-being, while the yoga studio offers daily complimentary classes. There’s an outdoor cinema, organic garden or head out to the crystal-clear waters on your paddle-board and enjoy exploring the stunning coastline. There are plenty of day trips on offer to other nearby islands and to the mainland itself if you fancy exploring further afield. Or just keep it simple and explore the jungle finding the perfect secluded picnic spot. The entire island is yours to discover!

  • dining

    There are two options to choose from, poolside ‘Horizon’ is French with a side of Mexican (the head chef hails from here), while the Beach Shack serves up local Khmer dishes and fresh locally-caught fish. The rest of the ingredients are sourced from the organic garden at the resort. Dining ‘in-villa’ or out under the stars are popular options too.

  • family

    Families are welcome here but please note that buggies and prams are not allowed in the main communal areas. There is a Kid’s Club and complimentary snorkelling kits or arm-bands for water babies. All children under 2 stay free and the hotel can supply one additional bed per room for a small charge. Babysitting is also available on request.

    The Two Bedroom Beach Villa is a great option for a family, offering spacious living accommodation with a kitchenette, separate dining area and large private pool while the Four Bedroom Beach Estates are the height of luxury and can sleep 8 adults – perfect for a big birthday perhaps?

  • location

    Once an out-post of the Cambodian navy, this bamboo fringed island is an easy 10-minute complimentary shuttle-boat ride away from the mainland. There are daily direct flights to Sihanoukville International Airport from Siem Reap and Phnomh Penh and it’s just a 20-minute transfer to the coast from here. The resort itself occupies an exclusive location with a sweeping 2-kilometre private beach and fabulous views.

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