Koh Rong and Koh Rong Samloem islands are top – ranked beautiful beaches in Cambodia for their turquoise blue sea water, smooth sandy beach, and fresh air. As a result, they have attracted a large number of tourists within and outside the country over the past few years.
Of course, both of them “possess” distinct features that make their name.
If you desire of setting foot in a place, in which you can indulge yourself into the smooth sandy beach, pristine blue sea water, small tree houses, and pretty swings heading to the sea, you should definitely make a visit to the breath - taking Koh Rong Island, Cambodia.
Located in the Gulf of Thailand, 20 kilometers from the coastal city of Sihanoukville, Koh Rong is the most famous of its kind in Cambodia preserving the nearly unspoiled and romantic beauties. Staying on the island, you surely stay away from the bustle and hustle of the urban life. Especially, Koh Rong Island seized the title of one of the 45 most « worthy - visiting » destinations in the world in 2012 and was named "Hawaii of Asia » by the NewYork Time.
If you are those who are engrossed with adventurous activities, you should definitely give High Point a try. It is a real challenging games featuring difficult and adventurous activities such as walking on rope, exercising on balance board, zip line, etc. Although participants are provided with protective equipment, they might be “scared the hell out of them” for the first try. Particularly, the final challenge of Highpoint is to stand on an old - aged tree at the top of Koh Rong hill to hold the panorama of the island, then slide the zip line to the last stop of the game, which stretching over 400 meters above the ground. Fascinating!
Additionally, you can take part in scuba diving activity to explore the marine diversity, play volleyball on the beach, or even lay leisurely on the benches facing the beach to engrossed in your favorite book. It’s such a wonderful relaxation.
If Koh Rong Island is considered as the paradise for those who are engaged in energetic activities, Koh Rong Samloem is undoubtedly an ideal destination for those who are craving for a “full” relaxation.
Characterized by peace and tranquility, soft white sand, and crystal blue sea water, Koh Rong Samloem Island is without dispute an ideal tourist spot for those who love admiring the unspoiled nature and relax in private and romantic space. This might be the reason why it is ranked as one of the top best beaches for relaxation. Laying leisurely under shady trees on the beaches to pick up fresh sea breezes and enjoy peaceful atmosphere on the island, you will feel how amazing your life is.
On the island, you can feel free to use the chairs, swings, tree houses, hammocks on the beach, and even « relax » at restaurants without ordering any food or drink. In addition to bathing and swimming at sea, you might go hiking the forest to visit a series of beautiful beaches, namely RobinSon, and The Beach. Discovering the forest is an enjoyable and energetic experience, so you should start in the morning after “fulling” your stomach. Bear in mind, you should wear long sleeves and trousers to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes and scratched by trunks or grasses.
It’s worth mentioning that staying at Koh Rong Samloem Island, you have a chance to take part in "Full Moon Party" organized by the locals at the middle of the lunar month.
The ideal time to explore Koh Rong Samloem is from March to May when the weather is fine and the sea is calm.
To reach these two islands, you must take a coach from Sihanoukville that is about 20 kilometers from them. The charge for a return ticket is 20$/ person.