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

AOLIA FANGZHOU HOTEL
AOLIA FANGZHOU HOTEL
3 out of 5
The price is Rs1,342 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Located in Mittakpheap, this guesthouse is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Otres Beach and 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Ochheuteal Beach. Sokha Beach and Golden Lions Roundabout ...
AOLIA FANGZHOU HOTEL
Sandy Clay Bungalows
Sandy Clay Bungalows
3 out of 5
The price is Rs5,971 per night from 26 Sep to 26 Sep
Located in Mittakpheap, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Otres Beach and within 6 miles (10 km) of Ochheuteal Beach and Sokha Beach. Golden Lions Roundabout ...
3.5/5Good! (30 reviews)
"Broken sun beds, only five on site, dirty pool, awful food."

Reviewed on 22 Mar 2020

Sandy Clay Bungalows
Ren Resort
Ren Resort
4 out of 5
Marina Rd, Otres 2, (end of Marina Rd Otres 2), Sihanoukville
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs4,060 per night from 10 Oct to 10 Oct
Offering direct access to the beach, this Mittakpheap hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Otres Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of Ochheuteal Beach and Sokha Beach. ...
4/5Very Good! (8 reviews)
"It was a nice stay!"

Reviewed on 6 Jan 2021

Ren Resort
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.
4k Camp Koh Rong
4k Camp Koh Rong
2 out of 5
4K Beach Ko Rong, Koh Rong, Sihanoukville
The price is Rs895 per night from 26 Sep to 26 Sep
Situated on a lake, this campsite is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Long Set Beach and within 3 miles (5 km) of Koh Toch Beach and Sok San Beach. Coconut Beach is 2.9 ...
4k Camp Koh Rong
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 Rs10,747 per night from 26 Sep to 26 Sep
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. Sok San Beach ...
3.5/5Good! (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
Cupido Beach SPA Resort
Cupido Beach SPA Resort
3 out of 5
Nestled on the beach, this Koh Rong Sanloem villa is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Mphey Bay and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Clear Water Bay. Sokha Beach and Ochheuteal Beach ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
"Unique stay amongst goats, chickens and a horse. Domenico is a good host!"

Reviewed on 22 Jan 2020

Cupido Beach SPA Resort
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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