Six Senses Spa at Krabey Island

A jungle escape for the soul

Retreats don't come much more secluded than Six Senses Spa at Krabey Island. Located at the highest point of a 30-acre private island off the southern Cambodian coast, this serene oasis feels worlds apart from the mainland, just a 15-minute boat ride away.

To begin with, you're picked up by a golf cart from your pool villa before being dropped off at the entrance to this magical hideaway.

The design is inspired by the Kbal Spean, a sacred waterway that provided the lifeblood for the ancient city of Angkor. Notice how carved wooden furnishings seem to flow within the space, while massage rooms’ remarkable ceilings resemble the ripple effect of raindrops in a pond.

With such a calming atmosphere, it should come as no surprise that the range of treatments cover all aspects of health. Start with a wellness screening that allows the expert staff to tailor a program to your specific needs: those on a short trip can enjoy a Khmer stress-relieving herbal massage, while those able to commit to a longer stay can have comprehensive week-long plans that help you to detox, sleep better or lose weight.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • The calming atmosphere of the water-inspired Six Senses Spa at Krabey Island envelops you upon arrival. Opt for soak in the pool after a massage and you might never want to leave.
  • Despite the unusual sensation of being hooked up to various electrode pads, the wellness screening is an eye-opener in terms of your lifestyle and what you need. The resulting tailor-made treatment program is worth the testing, too.
  • The jungle setting adds to the mystique of this Cambodia spa. Skip the golf cart ride and walk back to your room after your treatment — the sounds and smells of nature are an additional boost to your spirits.
  • Creating your own herbal scrub or poultice at The Alchemy Bar is a must-do experience, and fun to share with friends — you leave with both new knowledge and a scented souvenir.
  • Given that you're on a small island off the coast of a developing nation, being able to book a yoga class with an experienced visiting practitioner is an unexpected treat.

Things to Know

  • The resort is very kid-friendly, a policy that extends to the spa, where a dedicated Junior Spa Menu includes massages, nail painting and parent-child bonding opportunities.
  • As with all Six Senses properties, the spa features regular visiting specialists. If you are flexible with your time, try to plan your stay so you can benefit from their learned wisdom.
  • Many of the herbs used in the presses and Khmer treatments come from the onsite garden, where indigenous plants are grown, harvested and then put to good use.

The Treatments

  • Great for stressed city-dwellers, the Wild Kashmir facial combines the purifying powers of turmeric with the soothing qualities found in Kashmir lavender to leave your skin feeling refreshed.
  • The traditional Khmer Massage uses rhythmic kneading techniques to unlock muscle tension, loosen joints and leave you feeling focused.
  • Before you can reap the benefits of the Khmer Salt and Herb Scrub, you first make a blend of Kampot sea salt, local herbs and essential oils. Afterward, it is applied to your body to stimulate circulation and leave your skin feeling nourished.

The Facilities

  • The Alchemy Bar offers a unique learning experience. Set up akin to a cooking class, it teaches you how to make your own herbal press using fresh plants and fruits.
  • With views overlooking lush green forest, the post-treatment wet area is a delight. Reflect on life in the whirlpool or relax your muscles in the sauna or steam room.
  • While the indoor yoga room provides a more comfortable setting, the rooftop pavilion’s views are unbeatable — especially for that post-treatment selfie.

Indoor pool
Spa shop
Getting There
Koh Krabey Island, Ream Commune, 18000 PO Box 9553, Preah Sihanouk Province, Cambodia
Six Senses Spa at Krabey Island
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