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Sihanoukville in Cambodia is considered ‘paradise on earth’ with beautiful beaches and many islands which still retain the pristine beauty.
Accommodation and travel in the beautiful coastal city of Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Built in the late 1950s to the port city, Sihanoukville is now like a sea tourist city because it serves the needs of rest for the people of Phnom Penh on the weekend and the amount of foreign tourist more and more increasing. The white sand beaches, warm waters of the Gulf of Thailand in conjunction with sea pleasant atmosphere has created a tourist destination to help travelers avoid the heat of the tropical climate. Sihanoukville is a tourist destination where you can relax on the beach, enjoy fresh seafood, diving, reduce stress and have fun. If you have the opportunity to Sihanoukville, you should not miss the opportunity to visit 5 small islands and five great beaches below.
Beautiful beaches in Sihanoukville
Ochheuteal Beach and Serendipity
Located in the downtown area, which is home to many motels, hotels, restaurants, travel companies with West neighborhood and bustling nightlife and restaurants along the coast. It has everything you can enjoy like cinemas, bars, clothing stores fashion … with reasonable prices.
Not far from Ochheuteal is the beach Otres with many small fishing villages located close to the sea, creating a rare peaceful setting for guests to rest. Beaches with fine white sand and blue water will be the ideal place for you to sunbathe and swim.
This beach belongs to the senior Sokha Beach Resort, this resort is the first 5 star beach in Cambodia. This is the only place where locates the bungalows overlooking the sea and the sand lying on a romantic vacation. Couples and families with young children often choose this place to stay cool in the summer.
Located adjacent to the beach Sokha is beach Independence, named after an old hotel in town. Famous Independence Hotel is located in the north of the beach. This beach is very clean, very suitable for you to enjoy a relaxing soak in the sun.
Located in the north, near the jetty and bus station, quite far from the city center, Victoria is considered the most beautiful sunset destination across Shihanoukville. The beach has a range of bars and motels adjacent to the hillside overlooking the sea. This is also the familiar address of backpackers, adventurous and love the wild.
Some islands near Sihanoukville
There are dozens of small islands located off the coast of Sihanoukville for visitors to explore. Here are 5 islands appreciated by tourists with the unspoiled beauty and relaxation services:
Koh Russei also known as Bamboo Island is a small island located from Otres beach a few kilometers. The island is surrounded by beaches and smooth pink sand fawn with a mysterious deep forest. Koh Russei is popular with backpackers because prices are affordable.
With white sandy beaches, blue sea, Koh Rong is considered a romantic tropical paradise and is one of the most beautiful islands in the Gulf of Thailand. It has just begun the process of tourism development so Koh Rong remains intact wild characters. On the island there is no system of roads and vehicles mainly used are boats and power is supplied from the generator.
Koh Rong Saloem is located in the south and has an area smaller than the island of Koh Rong. This is chosen by many tourists as the quiet and deserted condition is still maintained in this beautiful island. Funny Cambodians also call this island “lazy island”, because once you set foot on the island, you will not want to do anything besides relaxing. The beautiful coral reefs make guests coming here not to miss two activities diving and snorkeling.
It takes you a few hours to go sailing from the beaches of Sihanoukville to Koh Tang. Though it has been exploited for tourism, the island still keeps the wild of the beautiful nature. On sunny days, the sea surface lights up a blue sapphire extremely bright, flickering in the water are coral reefs with abundance of marine species.
Koh Pos, or also known as Snake Island is located less than 10 minutes inland boating, tourism is exploited by Russian investors so it becomes a luxury resort destination. The island is connected to the mainland by a bridge built in 7/2011 but currently not for traffic.
Going to Sihanoukville, in addition to swimming and playing adventurous games, visitors can not miss the opportunity to enjoy extremely attractive fresh seafood. All the beaches here are the restaurants and bars catering for all the guests. Just with 3 to 5 USD, you have a plate of fresh seafood and enjoy a cool beer of Angkor.
The most appropriate time to travel to Sihanoukville is the dry season, from late November to early February when the cool weather with sunny yellow is not too harsh. Approximately from early July to late October there is usually heavy rain, bad weather causing the number of visitors to go down. Meanwhile, from March to June is hot and humid is annoying for visitors to the resort.
MEANS TO Sihanoukville
The price is quite cheap for tuktuk, from 1 to $ 3 for one move, if you know a bargain. The monetary unit is the Riel here. 1 Riel = 5285 VND. In some places you can pay with coins or dollars.
Sihanoukville has many resting places, including a 5-star resort on the beach Sokha, a popular location in the center and the beach, a few hotels upgraded to 3 stars, and lots of popular motels, especially on meteorological station (also known as Hill wins). Room rates are in abundance here, ranging from 2 USD to $ 3,000 / night. In general, prices are coupled with the quality of amenities and services you receive.
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(Reference articles from Cambodia Travel)