Six Senses will open its first resort in Cambodia, Six Senses Krabey Island, this December. Bangkok-based firm Dimension Interpretation Studio helped design the property's interiors.
Six Senses Krabey Island will be set on a 30-acre (12-hectare) private tropical island located three miles (five kilometers) off Ream National Park in southern Cambodia. Sihanouk International Airport is served by flights from Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Ho Chi Minh City and Kuala Lumpur. It also has the capability to facilitate private jets and helicopters.
Six Senses Krabey Island will have 40 private pool villas that were designed using sustainable materials while incorporating modern technology. The villas’ highlights include green living roofs, sun decks with infinity plunge pools and rain showers.
The resort will have two restaurants with menus focused on local produce. There will also be a sunset bar and an ice cream parlor.
The Six Senses spa will be inspired by the Khmer Kbal Spean River. It will also have a gymnasium, rooftop yoga pavilion, Crystal Water Room, Meditation Cave and the Alchemy Bar.
Sustainability initiatives include the resort’s own water bottling plant using glass bottles, the Earth Lab that tends a 40,000 square foot (3,700 square meters) organic market farm, coral propagation program, support of school programs in nearby villages, as well as the introduction of sustainable practices within the local Khmer communities.
Photo credit: Six Senses Krabey Island