For a beach holiday in Cambodia, locals and expats alike flock to Sihanoukville, also known locally as Kampong Som. Life’s a beach in Sihanoukville, and there are plenty of them to choose from.
1. Serendipity Beach
During the evenings there are seats along the sand where you can relax and watch the sky change beautiful shades of pinks before the sun sets on the other side of town. Beyond 10pm, Serendipity is the place to be! The bars blast their music and people drink and dance along the sands till the next early morning.
2. Otres Beaches
Otres 2 is quieter than Otres 1 because it is far less developed and less crowded, but offers only minimal activities and locations. Otres 2 still offers several beach bars and restaurants as well as accommodations along the sand including a few of upper mid-range places and fine dining on the beach. This area has many guesthouses with day beds on the beach for your use (for free) with the purchase of a drink or some food. In terms of activities, Otres beaches are the places to go for windsurfing, kayaking, and other fun beach activities too.
3. Sokha Beach
4. Koh Rong Island
Koh Rong is the type of paradise that dreams are made of: crystal clear waters, immaculate white sands, and complete seclusion and escapism. A stand out beach on the island is Southwestern Beach. It has nearly five kilometres of untouched sands, palm trees, and turquoise waters. Cambodia’s Koh Rong island is considered a secret’s out on “the Thailand of 20 years ago”.