If you are looking for your own slice of paradise than you’ve come to the right place, Cambodia’s islands are certainly beautiful and less developed than the more famous islands in Thailand. (At the time of writing).
Just a quick hop over the water by speed ferry (45 minutes) is Cambodia’s island paradise of Koh Rong Samloem. Just like its bigger sister island (Koh Rong) Koh Rong Samloem has no ATM’s on the island.
We thought we should let you know this first also not many resorts open for breakfast before 9 am nor do many serve food between lunch and dinner so if you are the type to eat out of hours, beware.
But aside from this if you are looking for a beautiful piece of paradise to relax on and do literally nothing then this is the place.
The main landing point for the speed ferries is Saracen bay. If you are planning to stay on the island, check exactly where your resort is located as you may find you have a bit of a walk down the beach which is not fun with heavy bags as we found out, luckily though many of the ferry companies can arrange smaller boats to ferry you down the beach if you wish.
Saracen bay has a fair bit of development on with a lot of bungalows and at the time of writing there is a “jungle party” held nightly behind one of the resorts however there are plans to move the party away from the bay.
Koh Rong Samloem’s crowning jewel is Lazy Beach which can be accessed by a short walk along the jungle path behind Royal Retreat Resort or by boat from the main pier. To walk it only takes around 15-20 minutes but is well worth it. Lazy beach is a beautiful almost untouched piece of paradise with just one resort that has a fantastic restaurant serving great food, in great portions at great prices.
Check out our Lazy Beach vlogg video to find out more.