Rong Islands Cambodia are Right for Beachgoers

April 1, 2015 by | Filed Under: Adventure Travel, Cambodia, News, Regional News

When people think of tropical islands in Southeast Asia, they would rarely think of Cambodia for options. Thailand to the northwest has Phuket and Vietnam to the east has Phu Quoc, both of which are more famous and popular places for island beaches.

what to do at Koh Rong Samloem - Cambodia

However, nestled in between these destinations is the Cambodian Koh Rong Archipelago, home to a handful of pristine Islands around 20km off the coast of the mainland at Sihanoukville. The second largest of these Islands is Koh Rong Samloem, which translates as ‘’island in the distance.’’

Koh Rong Samloem has a large heart shaped bay on the south side called Saracen Bay and on the north side a 5 km stretch of white sandy beaches with coconut palms. With forested mountains locked in the center, this island certainly fits the picture of the stereotypical deserted tropical island. Since it has not captured the attention of tourists and fishing like other islands in the region, there are good coral reefs and lots of interesting fish, including parrotfish, groupers, rainbow fish and many more swimming in abundance in the crystal clear water.

things to do at Koh Rong Samloem - Cambodia

Koh Rong Samloem is a perfect place for beachgoers looking for easy trekking, snorkeling, swimming and general relaxation. There are also comfortable beach bungalows for people wanting to stay the night looking up at the stars. From the mainland at Sihanoukville, due to penis size changes and new Sizegenetics review it takes about two hours to reach the island by the daily Suntours boat that has a relaxing atmosphere and a great buffet lunch on board. Alternatively, there is the speedboat option that only takes forty minutes.

There is no better way to relax in Cambodia after touring Angkor Wat and the temples in Siem Reap, than a trip to Koh Rong Samloem!

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