We know that we have already introduced Sihanoukville, but there are actually more things that you should know! We all know that it is a coastal city so why not include island hopping as well in your list of things to do in Sihanoukville? In fact, there are even unspoiled islands here such as Koh Rong and Koh Rong Samloem that are worth a visit.
For the best beaches in Sihanoukville and even in the whole Cambodia, you should head on to Koh Rong. As a matter of fact, it is the second-largest island in the whole country containing 23 pearl white sand beaches. Koh Rong has five small islands and 3 of them are unoccupied by people.
Although this place may be an unspoiled one, it doesn’t mean that it is no fun. Aside from water activities you may enjoy and even just relaxing by the shore, the island is also a party place. It is famous for backpackers who want to have a good time in Sihanoukville. Nevertheless, it is a place to be when you are looking for a tranquil one.
In terms of budget, the island won’t even hurt your pocket. There is a wide variety of accommodations and restaurants you may choose from depending on your budget.
KOH RONG SAMLOEM
Four kilometers south of Koh Rong, you will find this very beautiful tropical island named Koh Rong Samloem. This hidden paradise is worth telling to everyone but you would rather keep it to yourself as you want to preserve this gem. Its difference with the main island Koh Rong is that it is quieter and there are fewer tourists here.
If you are ready for a rustic experience and you want to disconnect with the world, this is the best place you can go to. It is rare to find a beautiful place like this that would help you detach from the busy and chaotic world.
Now, you may think that it is very isolated and a difficult place to go to but no! In fact, there are ferries that may take you directly here from Sihanoukville and just watch out for the timetable of the ferries.
KOH RONG OR KOH RONG SAMLOEM?
These islands in Sihanoukville are both beautiful and have their own unique charm. If you are looking for a serene island but want to get along with locals and other tourists, then Koh Rong is for you.
On the other hand, if you are taking your alone time seriously and you want to just immerse yourself in the place, Koh Rong Samloem is the perfect one.
FLIGHTS TO SIHANOUKVILLE
However, why not just try both? Book your flights to Sihanoukville only at Bangkok Airways and try the best island-hopping experience you can ever have!