11 Luxury Destinations with an Eco-Conscience
An Earth Day ode to upscale resorts that practice sustainability in noble and novel ways.
Song Saa Private Island
Koh Rong Archipelago, Cambodia
This private-island resort is made up of 27 villas arranged to resemble a Cambodian fishing town. Building materials like scrap metal, stone, and wood from reclaimed marine boats are used throughout the space, and the floors are crafted from recycled timber, sandstone walls, and recovered driftwood furniture. Moreover, Song Saa is committed to the island itself: This is where you'll find Cambodia's first marine-protected area, as well as a dedicated conservation staff that protects the environment, monitors water quality, and teaches local fishermen sustainable methods. The ne plus ultra: the island's first composting toilet system, which helps water the resort's gardens.