Its islands and beaches may not be as famous as those in neighbouring Thailand, but Cambodia’s paradisiacal enclaves are equally alluring. Particularly pristine are the string of islands near the bustling beach town of Sihanoukville on the country’s south coast. Among these is Koh Russey, an unspoiled haven that is a mere 15-minute speedboat ride to the amenities and transport links of the mainland.
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With a projected completion date of 2016, Alila Villas is one of the most exciting developments in Cambodia. Envisaged as a low-density villa community infused with Khmer culture, the project also adheres to strict international sustainability and environmental standards.
The development encompasses a range of properties spanning one- to four-bedroom villas. Despite this variety, the entire hotel and villa project has a low building density of only 15 percent to total site, resulting in an abundance of natural and landscaped green spaces, and underlining the ecological credentials of the project. Singaporean architect Chioh-Hui Goh has utilised local materials and traditional craftsmanship throughout his design
Facilities include a beachfront swimming pool as well as an ocean-facing spa. There are plentiful entertainment options including two restaurants serving international and Khmer cuisine as well as a variety of bars.
One-bedroom villas have a vantage point at 27 metres above sea level ensuring amazing vistas of the surrounding scenery.
Booming interest in Cambodia means that demand outweighs supply, especially for a unique island development such as this. A 6 percent yield for five years on one-bedroom villas is guaranteed, while the competitive entry prices maximise chances of capital appreciation in the future.