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Alila Villas Koh Russey

Koh Russey Villas & Resort

Koh Russey Villas & Resort boasts an enviable location just off Cambodia's southern coast on a green island ringed by narrow stretches of white-sand beach.

The resort has a selection of garden, ocean-view and beach-front villas, as well as larger multi bedroom options. The modern, cube-shaped structures use a mix of stone, hardwood and steel to create a Zen-inspired, indoor-outdoor oasis.

Nature and sustainability are the main focus here — most of the island remains untouched, you’ll find a number of energy-efficient features and the restaurant is committed to a farm-to-table approach. While here, you can make use of the villas' excellent facilities, including a fully equipped spa, an international restaurant and bar and a beach cinema. You could also spend a day hopping between nearby islands to relax on their beaches.

Our rating: First Class

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Rooms

The property has five standard room types, including garden and ocean-view pavilions, as well as a selection of pool villas. For a more luxurious stay, consider the four-bedroom beach estate. All rooms are extremely spacious and include an en suite bathroom with a rain shower and separate bathtub.

Location

Just a short boat ride from the mainland and Cambodia's Ream National Park, Koh Russey is a jungle island with palm-fringed beaches and a rugged, pristine interior.

Food and drink

Adjacent to the resort's main pool and benefiting from beach views, the Horizon restaurant provides a selection of sophisticated international dishes. The restaurant's à la carte menu focuses on a farm-to-table concept and most of the ingredients are sourced from local suppliers or grown on the grounds.

The Beach Shack offers a less-formal setting, with an extensive all-day dining menu. Here you can enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner with the sand beneath your feet. The grill serves a variety of Khmer and Western options.

Facilities and activities

Complimentary activities during your stay include non-motor water sports, scheduled yoga classes and beach cinema nights. A selection of day trips and other activities are available for an additional charge.

Our opinion

Koh Russey Villas & Resort is one of the few luxury beach properties in Cambodia. We like its contemporary design and excellent range of facilities.

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