Sihanoukville: Cambodia’s Premier Beach Destination

Sihanoukville, in southwest Cambodia is the nation’s premier beach destination. Jutting into the Gulf of Thailand, this tropical island is lined with palm-fringed beaches, seafood restaurants and nightlife. Serendipity Beach is popular for its lively late-night bars, those who want a quieter time should base themselves at Otre Beach, the perfect place to just kick back and relax.

The prettiest beaches are located on the quiet islands located just a short boat-trip from Sihanoukville.  Koh Rong with its stunning turquoise water teaming with marine life and white-sand beaches, is one of the loveliest offshore islands. For those not content with simple sunning themselves on the gorgeous sand, there are plenty of more active options including snorkeling and diving the coral reefs, jungle trekking mountain-biking, kayaking and (motor)biking.

Koh Thmei, the most pristine of all the offshore islands, is part of Ream National Park, which features mangrove jungles and all sorts of interesting wildlife, including over 150 types of bird.