Six Senses Krabey Island

A Cambodian sanctuary for mind and body

Just a 15-minute speedboat ride off the south coast of Cambodia, Six Senses Krabey Island exemplifies its founding ethos of luxury, wellness and sustainability with 40 private pool villas hidden among the jungle of this private 30-acre island. Indeed, as you approach the jetty, it's hard to make out any of the secluded residences, with only the occasional glint of glass letting you know that this is a hotel.

You get around the island either on foot or by golf cart, which comfortably navigates the small pathways that crisscross the resort. Check-in, all-day dining and sunset drinks take place in the main building, which cascades down the hillside toward a large infinity pool.

From here, a boardwalk hugs the rocky shoreline before emerging at a sheltered cove, home to a small beach and friendly staff ready to lend you a stand-up paddle board, kayak or snorkel gear — just a short swim puts you among inquisitive brightly colored fish.

However, the pinnacle of any stay on Krabey Island is the spa, which, occupying the island's highest point, offers a blend of yoga and treatments that promise to restore mind, body and spirit.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • A calming but invigorating morning yoga session, often led by a visiting practitioner, is the right way to start the day at Six Senses Krabey Island. You'll find yourself left in a Zen frame of mind.
  • A kayak paddle around the island makes you appreciate the stunning Cambodian coastline — just make sure you're not fighting against the tide.
  • The privacy and seclusion afforded at every villa is a testament to the property’s thoughtful design, so even when it's at full occupancy you still feel like you're the only one there.
  • The impressive Six Senses eco-philosophy is visible throughout the luxury hotel, from producing bottled water on the island to an indigenous butterfly breeding program.
  • Staff, from smiling gardeners to encouraging yoga instructors to the genial general manager, makes your stay a memorable one.

Things to Know

  • Each room comes with an iPad that allows you to set the temperature, lighting and even the blinds. Take the time to play around for the ultimate in personalized detail.
  • Those with children will want to take advantage of Fly Into the Nest kids’ club. Staff will whisk them away to enjoy a mix of daily activities that include sandcastle building and seed planting.
  • Despite its small size, the island has two restaurants: relaxed AHA and sophisticated Tree — you'll have plenty of food options.
  • After dinner, satisfy your sweet tooth at appropriately named ice cream shop Double-Dip Hangout, or opt for a scenic sundowner at ocean-facing Sunset Bar.

The Rooms

  • Given that villas all have pools, choosing one really comes down to personal preference: do you want to be tucked away in the secluded forest or down by the shore?
  • If you're traveling with family or friends and need a little more space, consider the Oceanfront Two-Bedroom Pool Villa, which sleeps six and has bedrooms on two levels.
  • For the ultimate stay, book The Beach Retreat, a stunning 2,045-square-foot, two-villa shore-side property that includes its own private cove and dining room.

Nearby Attractions

  • Nothing tastes as good as food you've made yourself, so the next logical step is to catch it. Sign up for a fishing trip, and the chef will help you cook your catch.
  • Discover the world beyond Krabey Island on an excursion to the neighboring large island of Koh Rong Sanloem. Spend a leisurely afternoon strolling on shore, picnicking and snorkeling.
  • Treat your loved one to a private sunset cruise around the Gulf of Thailand, a romantic affair where you're served up canapes and bubbly as you watch the day come to a dreamy end.

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Koh Krabey Island, Ream Commune, Preah Sihanouk Province, 18000 Cambodia
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