The Royal Sands Koh Rong
Koh Rong Archipelago, Coastal Cambodia, Cambodia
At a Glance
Set on dazzling white sands, this beach resort offers spacious villas with a beachfront or ocean view location
With a year-round temperature of around 30°c, the waters of the Gulf of Thailand are a dreamy spot for snorkelling, kayaking and SUP
The resort boasts its own PADI Diver Centre so both certified and non-certified divers can experience the beautiful marine world around the island
The Villas complement their jungle and beach surrounds, with whitewashed walls, thatched roofs and a simple colour, restful palette
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Enviably located on a 400-metre stretch of private beach on Koh Rong Island, this five-star resort is a masterclass in stylish beach-front living, with restful villas, a luxurious spa, oceanfront infinity pool and welcoming restaurant and beach bar.
Set on the soft white sands of Cambodia’s Koh Rong Island, The Royal Sands offers refined beachfront living in charming whitewashed villas with traditional thatched roofs that sit sympathetically against their jungle backdrop. With warm aquamarine waters just steps from the villas, days here can be spent luxuriating on the pristine sands, snorkelling, island hopping or jungle trekking.
The 67 villas of The Royal Sands offer a rustically elegant escape, just moments from the beach. The whitewashed walls and traditional rattan ceilings offer refined simplicity with much of the furniture built into the very structure of the villa from the same white stone. Wooden accents and a calming, neutral colour palette create a restful, serene retreat which continues in the bathrooms with a separate rain shower and bathtub in addition to an outdoor shower. Smart TVs, complimentary WIFI, coffee machines and minibars add home comforts, while the outdoor sala lounge areas provide a comfortable spot from which to admire the ocean views.
While its oceanfront setting brings the warm waters of the Gulf of Thailand almost to your doorstep, the resort also boasts a picturesque infinity pool that looks out over the white sands of the beach to the dazzling ocean. The nearby Chill Beach Bar keeps guests refreshed with juices, cocktails, and champagne while the Grill serves light lunches and refined Asian dishes for dinner. The Ocean Restaurant looks out over the resort to the waters beyond, a scenic spot for a breakfast buffet and seasonal Mediterranean flavours at dinner. After indulging in the restaurant, work out with a view of the mountains in the well-equipped fitness centre or head to the spa for a Thai massage in the partially open-air sala or a tailored therapy in one of the private treatment rooms. With a number of the rooms boasting transparent floors, you can be entertained by a rainbow display of tropical fish as trained therapists work on tired muscles.
Much of your time at The Royal Sands is likely to be spent on the beach, strolling along the soft sands or dipping a toe into the clear waters. Laze on your sala with a book, or by the pool where the Beach Bar will keep you refreshed. With a number of superb dive and snorkelling sites within reach, and the jungle-clad hills of the island offering trails for mountain biking and hiking, there’s a wealth of activity for guests who prefer a more active escape.
From fresh tropical fruits and delicious pastries at the Ocean Restaurant’s buffet breakfast, to a seafood BBQ lunch at Chill and back to Ocean for a dinner of local specialities, Southeast Asian cuisines and international dishes, dining at The Royal Sands is relaxed and welcoming, with a focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients and friendly service. Champagnes, tropical cocktails, beers and freshly squeezed juices keep you refreshed throughout the day, perhaps enjoyed by the pool or with your toes in the sand. The Senses Spa sits amongst tropical gardens, a calming retreat for a treatment that fuses traditional wisdom and contemporary practises. A scenic yoga sala provided a tranquil spot for a private lesson or personal practise.
Your time at The Royal Sands is your own, to be spent in ideal contemplation poolside, underwater in the midst of a shoal of tropical fish, or hiking through lush jungle in search of a local village. Cycle across the island to a small pagoda, kayak along the unspoilt coastline, or trek to hidden waterfalls. With its own PADI Dive Centre, both certified and non-certified divers can explore the island’s colourful reefs, while a number of PADI courses allow guests to return home with a new skill.
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Location & directions
Koh Rong Archipelago, Coastal Cambodia, Cambodia
The Royal Sands is located on Sok Sand Beach on Koh Rong Island, an hour’s boat journey from Sihanoukville Airport.
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