Cambodia Sihanoukville Preah Sihanouk
An idyllic Cambodian island known for sandy shores, crystal-clear waters, and lush jungle terrain, popular among travelers and backpackers.
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After backpacking through Southeast Asia’s endless rainforests and rice paddies, you’re sure to be pining for the sea. It comes with Koh Rong and the glistening waters of the Thai Gulf. Shaped like an egg timer, this island sits off the jetties of Preah Sihanouk with its ramshackle bamboo huts and reggae bars. It’s a fine combo of party island (think bucket cocktails until four) and beach mecca (the sand here is cotton white and lapped by see-through waters). The best of the coastline comes with Sok San Beach and its deluxe villa resort, and secluded Long Set Beach, where the twilight heralds shows of bioluminescent plankton
along the shore.
2 years ago
Beach lovers will be in heaven visiting Koh Rong. The second largest island in Cambodia has everything needed for a proper beach holiday; activities, wildlife and spots for every type of traveller. Snorkelling is best at Coconut beach where you can spot seahorses, rays and sometimes squid. If you still need more wildlife after your swim then Police Beach is ideal because of the butterfly farm. For the adventurous travellers there’s diving, kayaking and even a zip lining park. If you’re ok with heights then the rope adventure is awesome!
4 years ago
Located in the South West of Cambodia, Koh Rong is a tropical island- and a little slice of paradise. Away from all the activity on the mainland, Koh Rong encompasses sandy white shorelines, turquoise waters, and an easygoing atmosphere for some serious r&r.
2 years ago
Koh Rong Guides
- seeker (Seeker Editors)
We are dreaming of white sandy shores and clear blue waters, lush nature, and fresh air- and we think you should be too. Take a look at some of our beautiful planet’s most idyllic getaway spots, far from any stress, and full of culture, cuisine, and unreal scenery. From untouched shorelines hidden by coves in Portugal to off-the-beaten-path islands in Southeast Asia, these dreamy beaches are some of our favorite destinations for getting in touch with the tranquility of nature- and some much-needed Vitamin D.
- onestep4ward (Johnny Ward)
Cambodia is one of the highlights in Southeast Asia. People often just visit the big 3; Phnom Penh, Battambang and Siem Reap, but there is so much more to see in this beautiful country. Here are my 12 most beautiful spots in Cambodia.
Koh Rong Articles
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