Rory and Melita Hunter’s desire to create a sustainable sanctuary of uncompromising luxury has underpinned their entire married life.

In fact, the concept behind Song Saa Private Island was born the day the couple returned from their honeymoon.

After getting married, they spent some time on the islands and fell in love with this remarkable tropical environment with its pristine beaches, rainforests and vibrant communities. So when the opportunity to create something spectacular in this part of the world came up, they jumped.

Since then they’ve broken new ground in Cambodia, becoming the first to develop a private island and setting new standards for sustainability, community development and luxury accommodation in the still undiscovered Koh Rong Archipelago.

Melita is the creative mind behind the resort’s architecture, master planning and interior design. She has drawn on her experience as an interior designer and artist who specialised in organic sculpture to create an oasis that seamlessly blends interior spaces with the panoramic natural beauty of Song Saa.

Rory brings a wealth of experience as a successful property developer and marketing executive to his role as Chairman of the resort. His strategic vision has ensured Cambodia has a presence in the luxury island resort market that will never compromise its environmental integrity.

Rory and Melita are now firmly focused on a prosperous future for their paradise found, and on building new opportunities for the communities that surround the twin islands.

They are also looking ahead for new opportunities to bring their vision of world-class sustainable luxury to other parts of Cambodia and Southeast Asia.