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Located just a 10-minute drive from Sihanouk International Airport, the 40 luxury villas are sustainable and thoughtfully-designed, with green living roofs and maximum use of natural daylight.
Each villa comes with a sundeck for lounging and alfresco dining and an infinity-edged plunge pool and rain showers, plus a bedroom in the groundbreaking Sleep With Six Senses standard to ensure a good night’s sleep.
The resort has two restaurants with dishes prepared using only local produce and seasonal ingredients, mostly grown at its own 3,700-square-metre organic farm and herb garden. The Tree restaurant offers a modern twist on traditional Khmer cuisine with a creative interpretation of Southeast Asian flavours while AHA serves an eclectic menu of light yet satisfying international favourites 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 parlour serves up more than 15 flavours daily on a complimentary basis for guests.
The expansive Six Senses Spa pays tribute to the sacred Khmer Kbal Spean River, offering a wide range of holistic rejuvenation and beauty treatments. It 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 using pure local ingredients.
During the day, there are several fun activities for all ages and energy levels including water sports, fishing, snorkelling, 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.
To celebrate its opening, the resort offers a 20-per-cent discount and guests can take advantage of complimentary daily half board, daily wellness activities and complimentary wellness screening at the Six Senses Spa when booking a minimum three-night night stay.
Online booking can be made at www.SixSenses.com.