Sihanoukville is well known as a rapidly growing coastal city that makes the most of its relatively small coastline by offering travelers some of the best islands in Cambodia not to mention the laid back Otres Beach.
Named after former King Norodom Sihanouk, Sihanoukville may the most obvious indication of Cambodia’s rapid development. Foreign investment has seen the addition of many hotels and casinos making the most of visitors who are attracted to beaches, enjoying lively bars and restaurants, or heading to the pier for ocean adventures. Your Cambodia offers extensive coverage of the best Sihanoukville attractions, including Wat Leu and Psar Leu (the market) which is rich with local delicacies and of course the best islands in Cambodia .
For a more relaxed atmosphere, Otres Beach and its nearby village offer plenty of options whether you’re looking for budget or high-end accommodation. A multitude of guesthouses, bungalows and thatch-roofed beach bars have popped up over the past few years.
The best islands in Cambodia are just a quick boat trip from the coast, including popular destinations like Koh Rong and Koh Rong Samloem, which are developing quickly yet retain much of their charm. Whether you view it as a welcome method of going off-grid or an annoyance, all travellers should know that the islands have no ATMs, and you might experience varying quality of phone signals. That means reverting to real cash and real conversations.
While appreciating your surroundings, you might catch a glimpse of the local wildlife, like fluorescent plankton off the coast of Koh Rong Samloem, and hornbills and monkeys in the jungle between Saracen Bay and Lazy Beach. Diving is also a popular pastime, with regular tours and courses available. Browsing the Your Cambodia site, it will soon become obvious that the islands are among our favorite destinations and Koh Rong & Koh Rong Samloem are considered the best islands in Cambodia.
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