(#wanderlusttips #kohrongsamloem #Cambodia) Visitors affectionately call Koh Rong Samloem in Cambodia the heavenly island. This beautiful island is located in Sihanoukville about 18 kilometres away from mainland and 4 kilometres south from Koh Rong the second biggest island in Cambodia. This secret heaven is flawless in its beauty: white sand, crystal clear water, and beautiful primary forest.
Tourists can stay in Sihanoukville and visit Koh Rong Samloem during the day. Stay the night to experience some more interesting aspects of the island. Koh Rong Samloem is ideal for a lazy, relaxing vacation. Stay on the beach with a good book, immerse yourself in the warm water, watch the sunset, have a campfire on the beach or simply stargaze.
This beautiful island is also plenty of opportunities for a thrilling experience. Go snorkelling or scuba diving to visit colourful coral reefs and rich marine fauna. Kayak to mangrove forests, fishing villages or stroll around the coast, with rental price of 25USD for four hours. Or book a walking or biking tour across the forest to admire the island’s vegetation and unique wild animals.
There are no restaurants on the island, but the resorts offer eating options. The prices are cheap, from 5 – 7USD for Cambodian dishes and 4 – 8 USD for European dishes. On the island, there are about 15 – 16 resorts, with prices ranging from 5 – 25USD/person/night. Popular choices include The Beach Island, Saracen Bay and The Freedom. The most interesting option are the bungalows on the beach suitable for couples or small groups of friends looking for a cool and quiet night on the island. If you visit on a full moon day during a peak month you can revel in a Full Moon party, organised near The Beach Island resort.
The prime time to visit Koh Rong Samloem is from November to April when the weather is nice and sunny. From Vietnam, you can take a bus or flight to Phnom Penh and then take a bus to Kihanoukville from where you can take a boat to the island. There are two kinds of boats to Koh Rong Samloem: Canoe (a 40 minute ride) for 15USD/way or Party Boat (a 2.5 hours ride) for 20USD/both ways.
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