Sihanoukville

Travel Guide
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

Siha Treasure Hotel
Siha Treasure Hotel
4 out of 5
Phum 2, Sangkat 3, Sihanoukville, Preah Sihanouk, 1800
The price is Rs3,098 per night from 17 Aug to 18 Aug
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Sihanoukville. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Popular attractions Victory Beach and Sihanoukville ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (6 reviews)
"Newer place. Everything well designed. Nice staff. Long walk from the sights in Sihanouk but nothing a tuk tuk can't solve. Id stay here again."

Reviewed on 26 Jun 2022

Siha Treasure Hotel
Independence Hotel Resort & Spa
Independence Hotel Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
Street 2 Thnou, Sangkat 3, Sihanoukville, 18000
The price is Rs5,857 per night from 10 Sep to 11 Sep
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Sihanoukville. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in their reviews. Popular ...
3.9/5 Good! (258 reviews)
"Love the beautiful gardens. Friendly staffs. The hotel is old and not well kept. The window facing the ocean needs cleaning. The A/C air filter needs cleaning/replacement, because we started getting sinus after two nights from the dust blowing from dirty filter. Hotel could use a fresh new paint ..."

Reviewed on 2 Jun 2022

Independence Hotel Resort & Spa
La Vogue Boutique Hotel & Casino
La Vogue Boutique Hotel & Casino
3.5 out of 5
Serendipity Beach Street (502), Sihanoukville
Fully refundable
The price is Rs4,195 per night from 16 Aug to 17 Aug
Stay at this 3.5-star beach hotel in Sihanoukville. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a casino. Popular attractions Golden Lions Roundabout and Sokha Beach are ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (45 reviews)
"The surrounding areas was kinda noisy due to the locals having music all night long,because of their street foods stands and the bathroom wasn't too clean either"

Reviewed on 12 Jan 2022

La Vogue Boutique 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.
4k Camp Koh Rong
4k Camp Koh Rong
2 out of 5
4K Beach Ko Rong, Koh Rong, Sihanoukville
The price is Rs970 per night from 5 Sep to 6 Sep
Stay at this campsite in Koh Rong. Enjoy free WiFi, laundry facilities and housekeeping. Popular attractions Long Set Beach and Koh Toch Beach are located nearby. ...
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 Rs11,638 per night from 12 Aug to 13 Aug
Stay at this 3.5-star beach aparthotel in Koh Rong. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a children's pool. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in ...
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
Cupido Beach SPA Resort
Cupido Beach SPA Resort
3 out of 5
Koh Rong Samloem, Koh Rong Sanloem, Preah Sihanouk
Stay at this 3-star beach villa in Koh Rong Sanloem. Enjoy free WiFi, a private beach and a full-service spa. Popular attractions Mphey Bay and Clear Water Bay ...
5/5 Exceptional! (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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