Sihanoukville

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Sihanoukville which includes tropical scenes, landscape views and a beach

Watch the sunset from a beach bar or play castaway on the untouched islands near this Cambodian town that has a laid-back atmosphere, despite its growing popularity.

Sihanoukville is without a doubt one of the rising stars of Southeast Asia’s beach tourism scene. Experience the magic of this popular seaside town and its nearby islands, which despite the hype, have managed to maintain their laid-back atmosphere and low prices.

After the fall of the Khmer Rouge regime in 1979, Sihanoukville played a key role in the economic recovery of Cambodia, first as a port city and now as a beach destination. Sihanoukville’s main claim to fame is its impressive array of beaches. Since the town is still relatively uncrowded, you’ll have no trouble finding your own patch of white sand and some shade cast by coconut palms. Occheuteal Beach is especially popular with budget travellers. Nearby Otres Beach charms with its gorgeous landscape and its more relaxed atmosphere.

Look for monkeys in Sihanoukville’s frenetic downtown. The monkeys often gather by the Independence Hotel in the hopes of scoring a snack from passers-by. Head out of town for a moment’s tranquility at Wat Leu, a Buddhist temple featuring graceful architecture and unbeatable panoramic views of the area.

The town’s proximity to pristine tropical islands is one of its greatest assets. Hop on a boat for a day-trip to a dreamy island paradise, or go full castaway and stay overnight in a bungalow. Watch the sun set with a cocktail at Koh Rong Samloem or take a memorable jungle trek at the stunning Koh Ta Kiev. True nature lovers will love Koh Thmei, the most untouched of the islands, which is home to more than 100 bird species and offers occasional views of migrating dolphins from the beach.

Sihanoukville is a 3-4 hour bus or taxi journey from the Cambodian capital, Phnom Phen. Alternatively, fly in direct to Sihanoukville’s tiny international airport. Since the town is fairly spread out, getting around is best done by taxi, motorcycle taxi or bicycle. Sihanoukville is generally safe, but theft of unattended valuables can be a problem.

Where to stay in Sihanoukville

Sok Sabay Resort
Sok Sabay Resort
3 out of 5
Otres Village 6, Sangkat 4, Sihanoukville
The price is Rs1,508 per night from 25 Jan to 26 Jan
Located in Mittakpheap, this hotel is 1 mi (1.5 km) from Otres Beach and within 6 miles (10 km) of Ochheuteal Beach and Golden Lions Roundabout. Phsar Leu Market ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (77 reviews)
"3AJ7.$ - Maps To & From: Port Phonm Penh Port Siem Reap Port Sihanoukville Port Devonport Port Melbourne Port Geelong and to Port of the World - the Best of the best in Sok Sabay Hotel Resort Sihanoukville City, Cambodia. I'll see again soon."

Reviewed on 14 Aug 2020

Sok Sabay Resort
Sokha Beach Resort
Sokha Beach Resort
5 out of 5
The price is Rs9,160 per night from 25 Jan to 26 Jan
Located in Mittakpheap, this beachfront resort is in the city centre and within 1 mi (2 km) of Sokha Beach, Ochheuteal Beach and Golden Lions Roundabout. Independence ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (367 reviews)
"Rare gem in Sihanoukville. Clean and accommodating grounds, very family friendly. Highly recommend for families of young children."

Reviewed on 6 Nov 2020

Sokha Beach Resort
Queenco Hotel & Casino
Queenco Hotel & Casino
5 out of 5
Victory Beach, Mohavithey Krong, District 3, Sihanoukville
The price is Rs8,955 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb
Nestled on the beach, this Sihanoukville City Centre hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Victory Beach, Independence Beach and Phsar Leu Market. Sokha Beach and Golden ...
3.8/5 Good! (30 reviews)
"Had a nice open air restaurant on the beach. At night you got eaten by insects. Breakfast was included in my room rate. When I went down to breakfast , I ordered a coffee ( didnt want breakfast) I was ( attempted) charged $US6 for a cup of coffee. "Coffee doesnt come with breakfast" These people ..."

Reviewed on 7 Jan 2020

Queenco Hotel & Casino
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Lucky House
Lucky House
3 out of 5
Bai Truong, Duong To, Phu Quoc
The price is Rs2,320 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb
Nestled on the beach, this Phu Quoc aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Phu Quoc Beach, Phu Quoc Night Market and Dinh Cau. San Van Dong Duong Dong Stadium and ...
4/5 Very Good! (2 reviews)
Отличный вариант для двоих
"Чистая уютная квартира. Все необходимое есть в номере. До пляжа 5 минут неспешной ходьбы. Рядом достаточно магазинов и ресторанов чтобы не ездить в центр. Мак поможет вам в любых вопросах, очень приветливый и дружелюбный хозяин. Нам с женой все понравилось."

Reviewed on 10 Jan 2020

Lucky House
Koh Rong Hill Beach Resort
Koh Rong Hill Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
Koh Rong, Long Set Beach, Koh Rong, Koh Kong
The price is Rs10,854 per night from 25 Jan to 26 Jan
Situated in Koh Rong, this beach aparthotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Long Set Beach and within 3 miles (5 km) of Coconut Beach and Koh Toch Beach.
3.5/5 Good! (17 reviews)
"This place is a piece of serenity on this island. It is located 2 miles from the main city/village. It is a very easy walk to another restaurant if wanted. I was not impressed with the check in process. The sheets and linens had multiple stains on them. Was not too impressed with them. The restaurant ..."

Reviewed on 18 Jan 2020

Koh Rong Hill Beach Resort
Bamboo Cottages
Bamboo Cottages
3 out of 5
Vung Bau Bay, Phu Quoc, Kien Giang
The price is Rs7,772 per night from 25 Jan to 26 Jan
Nestled on the beach, this Phu Quoc cottage is within 6 mi (10 km) of Vinpearl Golf Phu Quoc, Ong Lang Beach and Vinpearl Safari. Ganh Dau Beach and Phu Quoc ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (95 reviews)
"No electricity after midnight, appreciate the sentiment of eco friendly but thank goodness we weren’t there in peak season with no fan over night."

Reviewed on 13 May 2019

Bamboo Cottages
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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